FA: $2.00 Neurobiology, Second Edition By Gordon M. Shepherd
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Neurobiology, Second Edition By Gordon M. Shepherd
Oxford University Press 1988, Soft Cover, 689 pages.
The second edition of this highly acclaimed and widely used introductory
text has been thoroughly revised to incorporate recent research findings.
A new chapter on molecular neurobiology has been added and the
traditional subjects of the synapse, impulse, neurotransmitters, and
neuromodulators are put on a molecular basis. The author has reassessed
traditional concepts such as the command neuron; greatly extended the
treatment of developmental and memory mechanisms; and introduced the
field of neuroimmunology and explained the relations between the immune
system and the brain.
These advances are lucidly explained within a conceptual framework of
levels of organization, ascending from molecules and cells through neural
circuits to behavior, that provides a unified view of the entire nervous
system. Systematic comparisons of vertebrates and invertebrates for each
major neural system present neurobiology in a broad context-evolutionary,
cellular, behavioral and historical. In this revision the author has
carefully selected examples which best illustrate the concepts under
discussion. He demonstrates the diversity of nerve cells and synaptic
circuits in the animal kingdom, and the common principles that bind them
together in the mediation of behavior.
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