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gsox at med.unc.edu gsox at med.unc.edu
Wed Jun 15 13:03:45 EST 1994

In article <CrE783.KM5 at kidec.cmb.ki.se> cib at kidec.cmb.ki.se (Carlos Ibanez) writes:
>Could you recommend good textbooks on neuroscience appropriate 
>for graduate students in the field? What are the usual texts in
>the major neuroscience programs in USA?
There are several "good" textbooks to choose from.  Here is a sampling
from the shelf above my desk at the moment.

Nicholls, Martin, and Wallace.  From Neuron to Brain (Third edition)
Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA

	One of the best "pure" neurobiology texts.  Rich in both history
	and mechanism.  

Shepherd.  Neurobiology (3rd edition). Oxford University Press.

	Just got the new edition.  Looks pretty good.  Better coverage
	of circuits and higher function than N,M,&W.

Dowling.  Neurons and Networks. An Introduction to Neuroscience.  Harvard
University Press.

	A cross between the above two selections.  Well written.

Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessell.  Principles of Neural Science (3rd edition).

	Considered "The Bible" as textbooks go.  Originally developed from
	a medical neuroscience course syllabus and still a favorite of
	medical schools (although HUGH and EXPENSIVE).  I recommend that
	any neuroscience graduate student purchase it.  The current 
	editions are well used.  The older editions become great doorstops.

Gerry Oxford
Director, UNC Neurobiology Curriculum
Chapel Hill, NC

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