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Neuroscience.

Author: Dale Purves
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman ; Basingstoke : Palgrave [distributor], 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed.View all editions and formats
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Created primarily for medical and premedical students, 'Neuroscience' emphasizes the structure of the nervous system, the correlation of structure and function, and the structure/function relationships particularly pertinent to the practice of medicine.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Purves
ISBN: 9780878936977 0878936971
OCLC Number: 137221813
Notes: Previous edition: Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer Associates, 2004.
Description: xvii, 857 pages, G-16, IC-7, I-29 : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Studying the nervous system --
Electrical signals of nerve cells --
Voltage-dependent membrane permeability --
Channels and transporters --
Synaptic transmission --
Neurotransmitters and thier receptors --
Molecular signaling within neurons --
Synaptic plasticity --
The somatic sensory system: touch and proprioception --
Pain --
Vision: the eye --
Central visual pathways --
The auditory system --
The vestibular system --
The chemical senses --
Lower motor neuron circuits and motor control --
Upper motor neuron control of the brainstem and spinal cord --
Modulation of movement by the basal ganglia --
Modulation of movement by the cerebellum --
Eye movements and sensory motor integration --
The visceral motor system --
Early brain development --
Contruction of neural circuits --
Modification of brain circuits as a result of experience --
Repair and regeneration in the nervous system --
The association cortices --
Speech and language --
Sleep and wakefulness --
Emotions --
Sex, sexuality, and the brain --
Memory.
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