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The recent discoveries in molecular neurobiology have been integrated into this new edition, along with a new chapter on molecular mechanisms. This thoroughly updated book continues to provide an exceptionally broad introduction to neuroscience, logically organized into four sections, proceeding from molecules and cells through neural systems to behaviour. Shepherd covers the full range of modern neurobiology and gives a unified view of the entire nervous system, in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Examples and illustrations have been carefully revised, with the addition of many new figures. Neuroscientists; students of more

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  • Hardback | 702 pages
  • 181.1 x 258.83 x 35.05mm | 1,351.7g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 445ill.37tabs.
  • 0195051718
  • 9780195051711

Table of contents

Introduction; MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS: Molecular neurobiology; The neuron; The synapse; The membrane potential; The action potential; Synaptic potentials and synaptic integration; Neurotransmitters and neuromodulators; Developmental neurobiology; SENSORY SYSTEMS: Introduction: From receptors to perceptors; Chemical senses; The somatic senses; Muscle sense and kinesthesia; The sense of balance; Hearing; Vision; MOTOR SYSTEMS: Introduction: The nature of motor function; Autonomic functions; Reflexes and fixed motor responses; Locomotion; Motor hierarchies; Manipulation; Communication and speech; CENTRAL SYSTEMS: Introduction: The nature of central systems; Biorhythms; Visceral brain: Feeding; Visceral brain: Mating; Emotion; Learning and memory; The cerebral cortex and human behavior; more

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