Principles of neural science / edited by Eric R. Kandel ... [et al.]. - 5th ed. - New York : McGraw-Hill, c2013. - l, 1709 p. : ill. (some col.)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The brain and behavior -- Nerve cells, neural circuitry, and behavior -- Genes and behavior -- The cells of the nervous system -- Ion Channels -- Membrane potential and the passive electrical properties of the neuron -- Propagated signaling: the action potential -- Overview of synaptic transmission -- Signaling at the nerve-muscle synapse: directly gated transmission -- Synaptic integration in the central nervous system -- Modulation of synaptic transmission: second messengers -- Transmitter release -- Neurotransmitters -- Diseases of the nerve and motor unit -- The organization of the central nervous system -- The functional organization of perception and movement -- From nerve cells to cognition: the internal representations of space and action -- The organization of cognition -- Cognitive functions of the premotor systems -- Functional imaging of cognition -- Sensory coding -- The somatosensory system: receptors and central pathways -- Touch -- Pain -- The constructive nature of visual processing -- Low-level visual processing: the retina -- Intermediate-level visual processing and visual primitives -- High-level visual processing: cognitive influences -- Visual processing and action -- The inner ear -- The auditory central nervous system -- Smell and taste: the chemical senses -- The organization and planning of movement -- The motor unit and muscle action -- Spinal reflexes -- Locomotion -- Voluntary movement: the primary motor cortex -- Voluntary movement: the parietal and premotor cortex -- The control of gaze -- The vestibular system -- Posture -- The cerebellum -- The basal ganglia -- Genetic mechanisms in degenerative diseases of the nervous system -- The sensory, motor, and reflex functions of the brain stem -- The modulatory functions of the brain stem -- The autonomic motor system and the hypothalamus -- Emotions and feelings -- Homeostasis, motivation, and addictive states -- Seizures and epilepsy -- Sleep and dreaming -- Patterning the nervous system -- Differentiation and survival of nerve cells -- The growth and guidance of axons -- Formation and elimination of synapses -- Experience and the refinement of synaptic connections -- Repairing the damaged brain -- Sexual differentiation of the nervous system -- The aging brain -- Language -- Disorders of conscious and unconscious mental processes -- Disorders of thought and volition: schizophrenia -- Disorders of mood and anxiety -- Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders affecting cognition -- Learning and memory -- Cellular mechanisms of implicit memory storage and the biological basis of individuality -- Prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and the biology of explicit memory storage -- Appendices: A. Review of basic circuit theory -- B. The neurological examination of the patient -- C. Circulation of the brain -- D. The blood-brain barrier, choroid plexus, and cerebrospinal fluid -- E. Neural networks -- F. Theoretical approaches to neuroscience: examples from single neurons to networks.

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Nervous system diseases.

WL102 / .P75 2013

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