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In a single concise and approachable volume, this bestselling textbook guides students through the challenges and excitement of this rapidly changing field. The book's concise length and accessible writing are a successful combination that works equally well for medical students and in undergraduate neuroscience courses. In this new edition the text is thoroughly revised and includes expanded full colour art throughout.STUDENT SUPPLEMENTSCompanion Website ( Neuroscience companion website features review and study tools to help students master the material presented in the neuroscience course. Access to the site is free of charge and requires no access code. The site includes chapter summaries, animations, flashcards and key terms.LECTURER SUPPLEMENTS (Only available for confirmed adopters of the textbook - see details below) Instructor's Resource LibraryLecturers Supplements are available to confirmed adopters of the textbook. To request, please email with the title and ISBN of the required supplement together with your academic details: Supplement requested ISBN Your name Your Job Title Your academic address Your academic email Module name Module start date Module student numbers
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Table of Contents

Studying the Nervous System.- UNIT I. NEURAL SIGNALING .- Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells.- Voltage-Dependent Membrane Permeability.- Ion Channels and Transporters.- Synaptic Transmission.- Neurotransmitters and Their Receptors.- Molecular Signaling within Neurons.- Synaptic Plasticity.- UNIT II. SENSATION AND SENSORY PROCESSING .- The Somatic Sensory System.- Pain.- Vision: The Eye.- Central Visual Pathways.- The Auditory System.- The Vestibular System.- The Chemical Senses.- UNIT III. MOVEMENT AND ITS CENTRAL CONTROL .- 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.- UNIT IV. THE CHANGING BRAIN .- Early Brain Development.- Construction of Neural Circuits.- Modification of Neural Circuits as a Result of Experience.- Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System.- UNIT V. COMPLEX BRAIN FUNCTIONS .- The Association Cortices.- Speech and Language.- Sleep and Wakefulness.- Emotions.- Sex, Sexuality, and the Brain.- Memory.- Appendix: Survey of Human Neuroanatomy.- Atlas: The Human Central Nervous System.

About the Author

Dale Purves is Director of the Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders program at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Executive Director of the Neuroscience Research Partnership at A*STAR (both located in Singapore).George J. Augustine is Director of the Center for Functional Connectomics in Seoul, Korea.David Fitzpatrick is Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, USA.William C. Hall is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, USA.Anthony-Samuel LaMantia is a Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology at The George Washington University and Director of the GW Institute for Neuroscience, USA.Leonard E. White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, USA.

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