Fundamental Neuroscience

Fundamental Neuroscience

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Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience. Addressing instructor and student feedback on the previous edition, all of the chapters are rewritten to make this book more concise and student-friendly than ever before. Each chapter is once again heavily illustrated and provides clinical boxes describing experiments, disorders, and methodological approaches and concepts.

Capturing the promise and excitement of this fast-moving field, Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is the text that students will be able to reference throughout their neuroscience careers!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1280 pages
  • 220 x 280 x 46mm | 2,798.65g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Approx. 530 illustrations (350 in full color)
  • 0123740193
  • 9780123740199
  • 515,869

Table of contents


Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Neuroscience

Chapter 2: Basic Plan of the Nervous System


Chapter 3: Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue

Chapter 4: Subcellular Organization of the Nervous System: Organelles and Their Functions

Chapter 5: Electrotonic Properties of Axons and Dendrites

Chapter 6: Membrane Potential and Action Potential

Chapter 7: Neurotransmitters

Chapter 8: Release of Neurotransmitters

Chapter 9: Neurotransmitter Receptors

Chapter 10: Intracellular Signaling

Chapter 11: Postsynaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration

Chapter 12: Complex Information Processing in Dendrites

Chapter 13: Brain Energy Metabolism


Chapter 14: Neural Induction and Pattern Formation

Chapter 15: Cellular Determination

Chapter 16: Neurogenesis and Migration

Chapter 17: Growth Cones and Axon Pathfinding

Chapter 18: Target Selection, Topographic Maps, and Synapse Formation

Chapter 19: Programmed Cell Death and Neurotrophic Factors

Chapter 20: Synapse Elimination

Chapter 21: Dendritic Development

Chapter 22: Early Experience and Sensitive Periods


Chapter 23: Fundamentals of Sensory Systems

Chapter 24: Chemical Senses: Taste and Olfaction

Chapter 25: Somatosensory System

Chapter 26: Audition

Chapter 27: Vision


Chapter 28: Fundamentals of Motor Systems

Chapter 29: The Spinal and Peripheral Motor System

Chapter 30: Descending Control of Movement

Chapter 31: The Basal Ganglia

Chapter 32: Cerebellum

Chapter 33: Eye Movements


Chapter 34: The Hypothalamus: An Overview of Regulatory Systems

Chapter 35: Central Control of Autonomic Functions: Organization of the Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 36: Neural Regulation of the Cardiovascular System

Chapter 37: Neural Control of Breathing

Chapter 38: Food Intake and Metabolism

Chapter 39: Water Intake and Body Fluids

Chapter 40: Neuroendocrine Systems

Chapter 41: Circadian Timekeeping

Chapter 42: Sleep, Dreaming, and Wakefulness

Chapter 43: Reward, Motivation, and Addiction


Chapter 44: Human Brain Evolution

Chapter 45: Cognitive Development and Aging

Chapter 46: Visual Perception of Objects

Chapter 47: Spatial Cognition

Chapter 48: Attention

Chapter 49: Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms

Chapter 50: Learning and Memory: Brain Systems

Chapter 51: Language and Communication

Chapter 52: The Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Brain Functions

Chapter 53: Consciousness

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About Larry R. Squire

Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience. Floyd Bloom was the editor of Science magazine, now Brain Research.
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