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
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
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.
Director, UNC Neurobiology Curriculum
Chapel Hill, NC