9780838522455

Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior

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  • ISBN13:

    9780838522455

  • ISBN10:

    0838522459

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-09-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Summary

This book introduces undergraduate students to the fundamentals of biology in mental processes.

Table of Contents

List of Authors
vi
Contents vii
Box Features xiii
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xix
How to Use This Book xxi
Section I Introduction 1(40)
Brain and Behavior
5(16)
Nerve Cells and Behavior
21(20)
Section II Cell Biology, Anatomy, and Development of the Nervous System 41(70)
The Neuron
45(12)
Neuronal Proteins
57(14)
The Nervous System
71(18)
Development of the Nervous System
89(22)
Section III Signaling Within Nerve Cells 111(68)
Ion Channels
115(18)
Membrane Potential
133(16)
Local Signaling: Passive Electrical Properties of the Neuron
149(12)
Propagated Signaling: The Action Potential
161(18)
Section IV Signaling Between Nerve Cells 179(138)
An Introduction to Synaptic Transmission
183(14)
Transmission at the Nerve-Muscle Synapse
197(22)
Synaptic Integration
219(24)
Modulation of Synaptic Transmission: Second-Messenger Systems
243(26)
Transmitter Release
269(24)
Neurotransmitters
293(14)
A Clinical Example: Myasthenia Gravis
307(10)
Section V Cognitive Neural Science 317(48)
From Nerve Cells to Cognition
321(26)
Cognition and the Cortex
347(18)
Section VI Perception 365(120)
The Sensory Systems
369(18)
Construction of the Visual Image
387(20)
Visual Processing by the Retina
407(18)
Perception of Form and Motion
425(28)
Color
453(16)
Sensory Experience and the Formation of Visual Circuits
469(16)
Section VII Action 485(66)
An Introduction to Movement
489(12)
Muscles and Muscle Receptors
501(14)
Spinal Reflexes
515(14)
Voluntary Movement
529(22)
Section VIII Genes, Emotions, and Instincts 551(78)
Genes and Behavior
555(24)
Sex and the Brain
579(16)
Emotional States
595(18)
Motivation
613(16)
Section IX Language, Learning, and Memory 629(66)
Language
633(18)
Learning and Memory
651(16)
Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
667(28)
Figure Sources 695(6)
Glossary 701(16)
Index 717

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