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Introduction to neurobiology

Author: Heinrich Reichert
Publisher: Stuttgart ; New York : G. Thieme Verlag ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive introduction to all areas of modern neurobiology. Coverage includes an overview of the different types of nervous systems, cellular biology, sensory, motor and integrative systems,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heinrich Reichert
ISBN: 313784701X 9783137847014 0865774692 9780865774698 0195210107 9780195210101
OCLC Number: 26396240
Description: xii, 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Nervous Systems: Introduction and Comparative Overview --
Nervous Systems Are Neuron Systems --
Invertebrate Nervous Systems --
Vertebrate Nervous Systems --
2. Cellular Neurobiology: Signal Generation --
Neuron: a Cell Like Any Other? --
Potential Difference across the Cell Membrane --
Neurons Generate and Conduct Electrical Signals --
Action Potentials Allow a Rapid and Reliable Transfer of Signals over Larger Distances --
3. Cellular Neurobiology: Synaptic Transmission --
Direct Signal Transmission Occurs at Electrical Synapses --
Presynaptic Terminal of a Chemical Synapse Converts Electrical into Chemical Signals --
Transmembrane Proteins Control Postsynaptic Signal Generation at Chemical Synapses --
Postsynaptic Potentials --
4. Sensory Systems --
Information is Acquired by Receptor Cells --
Information Processing Begins in the Sense Organs --
Central Processing of Sensory Information --
Vertebrate Visual System Exemplifies the Organizational Principles of Sensory Systems --
5. Motor Systems --
Neuromuscular Control --
Reflexes Are the Elementary Units of Motor Action --
Neuronal Programs for Episodic Motor Activity --
Neuronal Oscillators Produce Rhythmic Motor Activity --
Motor Control Is Hierarchically Organized --
6. Systems Integration --
Sensory-motor Integration --
Autonomic Integration --
Neuroendocrine Integration --
Neural Specializations for Complex System Performance --
7. Development --
Neurogenesis: Neurons Are Born and Acquire an Identity --
Axogenesis: How Axons Reach Their Targets --
Synaptogenesis: Neuronal Connectivity Is Determined --
8. Maintenance and Repair --
Processes of Neuronal Homeostasis --
Regeneration --
9. Processes Dependent on Experience --
Plasticity --
Learning Processes.
Other Titles: Neurobiologie.
Responsibility: Heinrich Reichert ; foreword by Corey S. Goodman ; [drawings by Brigitte Zwickel-Noelle ; translated by G.S. Boyan].
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