Neuroscience (5th edition)

Dale Purves; George J. Augustine; David Fitzpatrick; William C. Hall; Anthony-Samuel Lamantia; Leonard E. White
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Neuroscience is a comprehensive textbook created primarily for medical, premedical, and undergraduate students. In a single concise and approachable volume, the text guides students through the challenges and excitement of this rapidly changing field.

The book's length and accessibility of it writing are a successful combination that has proven to work equally well for medical students and in undergraduate neuroscience courses. Being both comprehensive and authoritative, the book is also appropriate for graduate and professional use.

Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.


1 Studying the Nervous System
UNIT I: Neural Signaling
2 Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells
3 Voltage-Dependent Membrane Permeability
4 Ion Channels and Transporters
5 Synaptic Transmission
6 Neurotransmitters and Their Receptors
7 Molecular Signaling within Neurons
8 Synaptic Plasticity
UNIT II: Sensation and Sensory Processing
9 The Somatic Sensory System: Touch and Proprioception
10 Pain
11 Vision: The Eye
12 Central Visual Pathways
13 The Auditory System
14 The Vestibular System
15 The Chemical Senses
UNIT III: Movement and Its Central Control
16 Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor Control
17 Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord
18 Modulation of Movement by the Basal Ganglia
19 Modulation of Movement by the Cerebellum
20 Eye Movements and Sensory Motor Integration
21 The Visceral Motor System
UNIT IV: The Changing Brain
22 Early Brain Development
23 Construction of Neural Circuits
24 Modification of Neural Circuits as a Result of Experience
25 Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System
UNIT V: Complex Brain Functions
26 Association Cortex and Cognition
27 Speech and Language
28 Sleep and Wakefulness
29 Emotions
30 Sex, Sexuality, and the Brain
31 Memory

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