Principles of Neurobiology

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Garland Science, Sep 5, 2020 - Science - 760 pages

Principles of Neurobiology, Second Edition presents the major concepts of neuroscience with an emphasis on how we know what we know. The text is organized around a series of key experiments to illustrate how scientific progress is made and helps upper-level undergraduate and graduate students discover the relevant primary literature. Written by a single author in a clear and consistent writing style, each topic builds in complexity from electrophysiology to molecular genetics to systems level in a highly integrative approach. Students can fully engage with the content via thematically linked chapters and will be able to read the book in its entirety in a semester-long course. Principles of Neurobiology is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources including animations, figures in PowerPoint, and a Question Bank for adopting instructors.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 An Invitation to Neurobiology
1
Chapter 2 Signaling within Neurons
27
Chapter 3 Signaling across Synapses
69
Chapter 4 Vision
121
Chapter 5 Wiring the Visual System
173
Chapter 6 Olfaction Taste Audition and Somatosensation
213
Chapter 7 Constructing the Nervous System
281
Chapter 8 Motor Systems
335
Chapter 10 Sexual Behavior
411
Chapter 11 Memory Learning and Synaptic Plasticity
445
Chapter 12 Brain Disorders
499
Chapter 13 Evolution of the Nervous System
547
Chapter 14 Ways of Exploring
591
Glossary
1
Index
1
Copyright

Chapter 9 Regulatory Systems
375

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Liqun Luo earned his bachelor's degree from University of Science & Technology of China and PhD from Brandeis University. Since 1997, Dr. Luo has taught neurobiology to undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford University, where he also directs a lab studying the assembly and function of neural circuits. Dr. Luo is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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