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Title From neuron to brain.

Published Sunderland, Mass. ; [Great Britain] : Sinauer Associates, [2001]


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 UniM BioMed  573.8 FROM    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bund  573.8 FROM {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bund  573.8 FROM {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
Edition 4th ed. / John G. Nicholls .. [et al.].
Physical description 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 29 cm
Notes Previous ed.: / John G. Nicholls, A. Robert Martin, Bruce G. Wallace. 1992.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Principles of signaling and organiztion --2. Ion channels and signaling -- 3. Structure of ion channels -- 4. Transport across cell membranes -- 5. Ionic basis of the resting potential -- 6. Ionic basis of the action potential -- 7. Neurons as conductors of electricity -- 8. Properties and functions of neuroglial cells -- 9. Principles of direct synaptic transmission -- 10. Indirect mechanisms of synaptic transmission -- 11. Transmitter release -- 12. Synaptic plasticity -- 13. Cellular and molecular biochemistry of synaptic transmission -- 14. Neurotransmitters in the central nervous system -- 15. Cellular mechanisms of integration and behavior in leeches, ants and bees -- 16. Autonomic nervous system -- 17. Transduction of mechanical and chemical stimuli -- 18. Processing of somato-sensory and auditory signals -- 19. Transduction and signaling in the retina -- 20. Signaling in the lateral geniculate nucleus and the primary visual cortex -- 21. Functional architecture of the visual cortex -- 22. Cellular mechanisms of motor control -- 23. Development of the nervous system -- 24. Denervation and regeneration of synaptic connections -- 25. Critical periods in visual and auditory systems -- 26. Open questions -- Appendix A. Current flow in electrical circuits -- Appendix B. Metabolic pathways for the synthesis and inactivation of low-molecular-weight transmitters -- Appendix C. Structures and pathways of the with.
Summary In the 25 years since From Neuron to Brain was first published, the authors' aim has remained constant - to describe how nerve cells go about their business of transmitting signals, how the signals are put together, and how, out of this integration, higher functions emerge. The Fourth Edition, while maintaining this focus, has been completely reformatted and updated. The emphasis, as before, is on experiments, and on the way they are carried out. Using a narrative approach, the authors follow a line from the original inception of a new idea to an account of research being done today. The wealth of new facts, techniques, and concepts, however, presented a challenge in keeping the book to a manageable size. Inevitably, the authors have had to delete descriptions of certain classical experiments. Largely in response to readers' comments, elements of format and presentation have been changed for this new edition - more headings have been introduced, the paragraphs are shorter, and the illustrations, now in full color, have been clarified. As in previous editions, references are cited throughout the text, and appendices are provided to help readers unfamiliar with the nervous system deal with essential facts and definitions.
Other author Nicholls, John G.
Nicholls, John G. From neuron to brain.
Subject Neurophysiology.
ISBN 0878934391 No price