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Neuroscience guides students through the challenges and excitement of this rapidly changing field. The book's length and accessibility of its writing are a successful combination that has proven to work equally well for medical students and in undergraduate neuroscience courses. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Thoroughly revised and updated, including substantial revisions of chapters on: The Somatic Sensory System, The Visual System, The Chemical Senses, Upper Motor Neuron Control, The Basal Ganglia, and Sex and Sexuality. * New chapter on Synaptic Plasticity * New chapter on Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System * Free Sylvius 4.0 download included with every book (see below) * New appendix presenting an illustrated narrative of human neuroanatomy * Revised and expanded full colour art STUDENT SUPPLEMENTS * Companion Website at Offers a range of study tools including Chapter Summaries, Animations, Online Quizzes, and Flashcards. * Sylvius 4.0: Interactive Atlas and Visual Glossary of the Human Central Nervous System By S. Mark Williams, Leonard E. White, and Andrew C. Mace The new Sylvius 4.0 provides a unique computer-based learning environment for exploring and understanding the structure of the human central nervous system.
Sylvius 4.0 features fully annotated surface views of the human brain, as well as interactive tools for dissecting the central nervous system and viewing fully annotated cross-sections of preserved specimens and living subjects imaged by magnetic resonance. This newly expanded and reconfigured Sylvius 4.0 is more than a conventional atlas; it incorporates a comprehensive, visually rich, searchable database of more than 500 neuroanatomical terms that are concisely defined and visualized in photographs, magnetic resonance images, and illustrations from Neuroscience, Fourth Edition. For users familiar with its predecessors, this version of Sylvius unites the atlas content and utility of SylviusPro (and earlier versions of Sylvius) with the reference content of SylviusVG (and Sylvius for Neuroscience), making this version of Sylvius a single source for teaching and understanding the organization of the human central nervous system. The new Sylvius 4.0 is an excellent resource for neuroscience educators, medical students, physical therapy students, other postgraduate and professional learners, as well as undergraduate pre-medical and biological psychology students.
LECTURER SUPPLEMENTS (Only available for confirmed adopters of the textbook - see details below) * Instructor's Resource Library (978-0-87893-701-1): Includes a variety of resources to help in developing your course and delivering your lectures, such as Textbook Figures and Tables in JPEG format and PowerPoint presentations, Sylvius Image Library, Animations, Quiz Questions, and Review Questions. * Online Quizzing is available at the Companion Website Lecturers Supplements are available to confirmed adopters of the textbook. To request, please email with the title and ISBN of the required supplement together with your academic details: Supplement requested ISBN Your name Your Job Title Your academic address Your academic email Module name Module start date Module student numbers
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  • Hardback | 810 pages
  • 223.52 x 279.4 x 35.56mm | 2,154.55g
  • Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
  • Sunderland, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0878936971
  • 9780878936977
  • 105,983

Table of contents

Studying the Nervous Systems of Humans and Other Animals PART ONE: NEURAL SIGNALING Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells Voltage-dependent Membrane Permeability Channels and Transporters Synaptic Transmission Neurotransmitters, Receptors and Their Effects Molecular Signaling within Neurons Synaptic Plasticity PART TWO: SENSATION AND SENSORY PROCESSING The Somatic Sensory System Pain Vision: The Eye Central Visual Pathways The Auditory System The Vestibular System The Chemical Senses PART THREE: MOVEMENT AND ITS CENTRAL CONTROL Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor Control Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord Modulation of Movement by the Basal Ganglia Modulation of Movement by the Cerebellum Eye Movements and Sensory Motor Integration The Visceral Motor System PART FOUR: THE CHANGING BRAIN Early Brain Development Construction of Neural Circuits Modification of Brain Circuits as a Result of Experience Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System PART FIVE: COMPLEX BRAIN FUNCTIONS The Association Cortices Speech and Language Sleep and Wakefulness Emotions Sex, Sexuality, and the Brain Memory Appendix: Survey of Human Neuroanatomy
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About Dale Purves

DALE PURVES, M.D., Duke University, USA GEORGE J. AUGUSTINE, Ph.D., Duke University, USA DAVID FITZPATRICK, Ph.D., Duke University, USA WILLIAM C. HALL ANTHONY-SAMUEL LAMANTIA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill JAMES O. MCNAMARA, Duke University, USA LEONARD E. WHITE, Duke University, USA
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