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Neuroscience

Sixth Edition

Edited by Dale Purves, George Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, William Hall, Anthony LaMantia, Leonard White, Richard Mooney, and Michael Platt

October 2018

ISBN: 9781605358413

960 pages
Paperback

In Stock

Price: £49.99

A comprehensive, clearly-written textbook that introduces the field of neuroscience from the abstract to the everyday.

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For over 25 years, Purves Neuroscience has been the most comprehensive and clearly written neuroscience textbook on the market. This level of excellence continues in the 6th Edition, with a balance of animal, human, and clinical studies that discuss the dynamic field of neuroscience from cellular signaling to cognitive function.

  • Exceptional figures illustrate complex biological processes
  • Boxes discuss other pertinent and relevant topics
  • Includes access to Sylvius 4 Online: an interactive atlas and visual glossary of human neuroanatomy

New to this edition

  • An expanded Cognitive Neuroscience unit includes new chapters on Attention and Decision Making
  • Reorganization across the book enhances continuity
  • The Neural Signaling unit has been expansively updated
  • Web Topics provide novel or historical topics for special discussion
  • 900 illustrations help students to visualise the brain
  • Over 500 new citations keep the text current and an excellent resource

About the Author(s)

Edited by Dale Purves, Duke University, George Augustine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, David Fitzpatrick, Max Planck Florida Institute, William Hall, Duke University, Anthony LaMantia, George Washington University, Leonard White, Duke University, Richard Mooney, Duke University, and Michael Platt, University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

    1: Studying the Nervous System
    UNIT I. NEURAL SIGNALING
    2: Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells
    3: Voltage-Dependent Membrane Permeability
    4: Ion Channels and Transporters
    5: Synaptic Transmission
    6: Neurotransmitters and Their Receptors
    7: Molecular Signaling within Neurons
    8: Synaptic Plasticity
    UNIT II. SENSATION AND SENSORY PROCESSING
    9: The Somatosensory System: Touch and Proprioception
    10: Pain
    11: Vision: The Eye
    12: Central Visual Pathways
    13: The Auditory System
    14: The Vestibular System
    15: The Chemical Senses
    UNIT III. MOVEMENT AND ITS CENTRAL CONTROL
    16: Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor Control
    17: Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord
    18: Modulation of Movement by the Basal Ganglia
    19: Modulation of Movement by the Cerebellum
    20: Eye Movements and Sensory Motor Integration
    21: The Visceral Motor System
    UNIT IV. THE CHANGING BRAIN
    22: Early Brain Development
    23: Construction of Neural Circuits
    24: Circuit Differentiation: Intrinsic Factors and Sex Differences
    25: Experience-Dependent Plasticity in the Developing Brain
    26: Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System
    UNIT V. COMPLEX BRAIN FUNCTIONS AND COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
    27: Cognitive Functions and the Organization of the Cerebral Cortex
    28: Cortical States
    29: Attention
    30: Memory
    31: Emotion
    32: Thinking, Planning, and Deciding
    33: Speech and Language
    Appendix: Survey of Human Neuroanatomy
    Atlas: The Human Central Nervous System
    Glossary

Additional Resources

For Students

Neuroscience is supported by a range of review and study tools to help students master material presented in the book and their neuroscience course. Access to the online resources is free of charge. Resources include:
- Chapter summaries and outlines
- Flashcards for every chapter
- An extensive collection of detailed animations
- A full glossary

Every new copy of Neuroscience also includes 12 months access to Sylvius 4 Online: An Interactive Atlas and Visual Glossary of Human Anatomy. Sylvius provides a unique digital learning environment for exploring and understanding the structure of the human central nervous system. It features fully annotated surface views of the human brain, as well as interactive tools for dissecting the central nervous system and viewing fully annotated cross-sections of preserved specimens and living subjects imaged by magnetic resonance.
Supplementary access codes for Sylvius may be purchased by clicking here.