Principles of Neural Science

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 1992-12-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Table of Contents

Contentsp. ix
Prefacep. xxxv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxvii
Contributorsp. xxxix
The Neurobiology of Behavior
The Brain and Behaviorp. 5
Nerve Cells and Behaviorp. 19
Genes and Behaviorp. 36
Cell and Molecular Biology of the Neuron
The Cytology of Neuronsp. 67
Synthesis and Trafficking of Neuronal Proteinp. 88
Ion Channelsp. 105
Membrane Potentialp. 125
Local Signaling: Passive Electrical Properties of the Neuronp. 140
Propagated Signaling: The Action Potentialp. 150
Elementary Interactions Between Neurons: Synaptic Transmission
Overview of Synaptic Transmissionp. 175
Signaling at the Nerve-Muscle Synapse: Directly Gated Transmissionp. 187
Synaptic Integrationp. 207
Modulation of Synaptic Transmission: Second Messengersp. 229
Transmitter Releasep. 253
Neurotransmittersp. 280
Diseases of Chemical Transmission at the Nerve-Muscle Synapse: Myasthenia Gravisp. 298
The Neural Basis of Cognition
The Anatomical Organization of the Central Nervous Systemp. 317
The Functional Organization of Perception and Movementp. 337
Integration of Sensory and Motor Function: The Association Areas of the Cerebral Cortex and the Cognitive Capabilities of the Brainp. 349
From Nerve Cells to Cognition: The Internal Cellular Representation Required for Perception and Actionp. 381
Coding of Sensory Informationp. 411
The Bodily Sensesp. 430
Touchp. 451
The Perception of Painp. 472
Constructing the Visual Imagep. 492
Visual Processing by the Retinap. 507
Central Visual Pathwaysp. 523
Perception of Motion, Depth, and Formp. 548
Color Visionp. 572
Hearingp. 590
Sensory Transduction in the Earp. 614
Smell and Taste: The Chemical Sensesp. 625
The Organization of Movementp. 653
The Motor Unit and Muscle Actionp. 674
Diseases of the Motor Unitp. 695
Spinal Reflexesp. 713
Locomotionp. 737
Voluntary Movementp. 756
The Control of Gazep. 782
The Vestibular Systemp. 801
Posturep. 816
The Cerebellump. 832
The Basal Gangliap. 853
Arousal, Emotion, and Behavior Homeostasis
Brain Stem, Reflexive Behavior, and the Cranial Nervesp. 873
Brain Stem Modulation of Sensation, Movement, and Consciousnessp. 889
Seizures and Epilepsyp. 910
Sleep and Dreamingp. 936
Disorders of Sleep and Wakefulnessp. 948
The Autonomic Nervous System and the Hypothalamusp. 960
Emotional States and Feelingsp. 982
Motivational and Addictive Statesp. 998
The Development of the Nervous System
The Induction and Patterning of the Nervous Systemp. 1019
The Generation and Survival of Nerve Cellsp. 1041
The Guidance of Axons to Their Targetsp. 1063
The Formation and Regeneration of Synapsesp. 1087
Sensory Experience and the Fine-Tuning of Synaptic Connectionsp. 1115
Sexual Differentiation of the Nervous Systemp. 1131
Aging of the Brain and Dementia of the Alzheimer Typep. 1149
Language, Thought, Mood, and Learning, and Memory
Language and the Aphasiasp. 1169
Disorders of Thought and Volition: Schizophreniap. 1188
Disorders of Mood: Depression, Mania, and Anxiety Disordersp. 1209
Learning and Memoryp. 1227
Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and the Biological Basis of Individualityp. 1247
Current Flow in Neuronsp. 1280
Ventricular Organization of Cerebrospinal Fluid: Blood-Brain Barrier, Brain Edema, and Hydrocephalusp. 1288
Circulation of the Brainp. 1302
Consciousness and the Neurobiology of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 1317
Indexp. 1321
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