Fundamental Neuroscience by Larry SquireFundamental Neuroscience by Larry Squire

Fundamental Neuroscience

byLarry SquireEditorDarwin Berg, Floyd E. Bloom

Hardcover | November 6, 2012

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The fourth edition ofFundamental Neurosciencereinvents itself as an engrossing and comprehensive presentation of the discipline of neuroscience, from molecules to cognition. Thorough but succinct, and lavishly illustrated, the book builds from an introductory section that includes fundamental neuroanatomy and goes on to cover cellular and molecular neuroscience, development, sensory systems, motor systems, regulatory systems, and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. The book has been retooled to better serve its audience in the neuroscience and medical communities.

The chapters include more than 100 boxes describing clinical conditions, techniques, and other special topics. Each chapter went through a thorough review process, giving the book an evenness of tone. The chapters are authored by outstanding working scientists who are experts on the topics they cover.

  • Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries
  • 30% new material including new chapters on dendritic development and spine morphogenesis, chemical senses, cerebellum, eye movements, circadian timing, sleep and dreaming, and consciousness
  • Accompanying website for students and instructors
  • Additional text boxes describing key experiments, disorders, methods, and concepts
  • More than 650 four-color illustrations, micrographs, and neuroimages
  • Multiple model system coverage beyond rats, mice, and monkeys
  • Extensively expanded index for easier referencing
Title:Fundamental NeuroscienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1152 pages, 11.06 × 8.75 × 0.98 inPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123858704

ISBN - 13:9780123858702


Table of Contents

Section I: Neuroscience - Fundamentals of Neuroscience / Basic Plan of the Nervous System

Section II: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience - Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue / Subcellular Organization of the Nervous System: Organelles and Their Functions / Membrane Potential and Action Potential / Neurotransmitters / Release of Neurotransmitters / Neurotransmitter Receptors / Intracellular Signaling / Postsynaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration / Information Processing in Dendrites / Brain Energy Metabolism

Section III: Nervous System Development - Neural Induction and Pattern Formation / Cellular Determination / Neurogenesis and Migration / Growth Cones and Axon Pathfinding / Synapse Formation / Programmed Cell Death and Neurotrophic Factors / Synapse Elimination / Dendritic Development / Experience-dependent Plasticity

Section IV: Sensory Systems - Fundamentals of Sensory Systems / Chemical Senses: Taste and Olfaction / The Somatosensory System / Audition / Vision

Section V: Motor Systems - Fundamentals of Motor Systems / The Spinal and Peripheral Motor System / Descending Control of Movement / The Basal Ganglia / Cerebellum / Eye Movements

Section VI: Regulatory Systems - The Hypothalamus: An Overview of Regulatory Systems / Central Control of Autonomic Functions: Organization of the Autonomic Nervous System / Neural Control of Breathing / Food Intake and Metabolism / Water Intake and Body Fluids / Neuroendocrine Systems / Circadian Timekeeping / Sleep, Dreaming, and Wakefulness / Reward, Motivation, and Addiction

Section VII: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience - Human Brain Evolution / Cognitive Development and Aging / Visual Perception of Objects / Spatial Cognition / Attention / Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms / Learning and Memory: Brain Systems / Language and Communication / The Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Brain Functions / Consciousness

Editorial Reviews

"Here in the fourth edition of this textbook, editors Squire, Berg, Bloom, du Lac, Ghosh, and Spitzer, all working scientists with backgrounds in various specialties in neuroscience, present extensive new material with all chapters updated and rewritten. The book is organized into seven sections with numerous chapters in each encompassing a comprehensive view of 21st century neuroscience."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013