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Foundational concepts in neuroscience : a brain-mind odyssey

Author: David E Presti
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Series: Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Key concepts in neuroscience presented for the non-medical reader.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Presti
ISBN: 9780393709605 0393709604
OCLC Number: 902661386
Notes: "A Norton professional book."
Description: xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins --
Nervous systems and brains --
Chemistry and life --
Genes and the history of molecular biology --
How neurons generate signals --
Synapses, neurotransmitters, and receptors --
Neuroanatomy and excitability --
Poison, medicine, and pharmacology --
Psychoactive drugs --
Neural development and neuroplasticity --
Sensory perception --
Nose and smell --
Tongue and taste --
Eyes and vision --
Ears and hearing --
Skin, touch, and movement --
Imaging the brain --
Connectivity, language, and meaning --
Memory --
Rhythms, sleep, and dreams --
Emotion --
Mind, consciousness, and reality.
Series Title: Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology.
Responsibility: David E. Presti.

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Presti has clearly distilled his years of experience in teaching neurobiology into producing such an engaging volume. . . . [A]n excellent introduction to neurobiology. . . [a] useful companion to a Read more...

 
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