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Seventh Edition

Edited by George J. Augustine, Jennifer M. Groh, Scott A. Huettel, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Leonard E. White, and Emeritus Purves

Publication Date - 01 March 2023

ISBN: 9780197616246

1008 pages
9.25 x 10.875 inches

In Stock


For over 25 years, Neuroscience has been the most comprehensive and clearly written neuroscience textbook on the market. This level of excellence continues in the Seventh Edition, with a balance of animal, human, and clinical studies that discuss the dynamic field of neuroscience from cellular signaling to cognitive function. New learning objectives, and more concise sections make the content even more accessible than before.

Neuroscience provides a bridge between the undergraduate and medical school worlds. It brings the relevance of neuroscience to both those exploring careers in the field as undergraduates and those developing core neuroscience understanding for medical school. It accomplishes this by presenting a balance of animal, human, and clinical studies that discuss the dynamic field of neuroscience from cellular signaling to cognitive function.

Neuroscience, Seventh Edition, is available with Oxford Insight. Oxford Insight pairs best-in-class OUP content with curated media resources, activities, and gradable assessment, in a guided learning environment that delivers performance analytics, drives student engagement, and improves student outcomes.

New to this Edition

  • Enhanced organization to be more accessible.
  • Oxford Insight.
  • More online content in Sylvius.
  • Two new editors that lead their expertise to Unit 2 and Unit 5.
  • Learning Objectives.
  • Updated Research.
  • Vision chapter reduced from two chapters to one.
  • Offaction and taste increased from one chapter to two.


  • Figures illustrate complex biological processes
  • Boxes discuss other pertinent and relevant topics and put content into historical, methodological, or general interest context
  • Targets undergraduates through the provision of clear learning objectives, and more concise sections
  • Illustrations that help students to visualize the brain
  • Maintains its appeal to medical schools with thorough coverage of the field, and presentation of new and cutting-edge research

About the Author(s)

George Augustine is a neuroscientist known for his work on presynaptic mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and his contributions to the development of optogenetics, a tool to control neural activity using light. He is a Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Irene Tan Liang Kheng Chari Professor in Neuroscience at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Jennifer Groh studies how the brain processes spatial information, with a particular emphasis on vision, hearing, and eye movements. She is the author of an award-winning popular science book on these topics. She is a Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where she also holds secondary appointments in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering.

Scott Huettel studies the neural mechanisms of decision making and has been recognized for his work in social neuroscience and neuroeconomics. He is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where he also holds secondary appointments in Neurobiology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia has defined genetic and cellular mechanisms of neural circuit development in the olfactory system, the hindbrain, and association areas of the cerebral cortex, as well as how they are disrupted in neurodevelopmental disorders. He is Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Developmental Disorders and Genetics and Director of the Center for Neurobiology Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine, and Professor of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech.

Leonard White studies the structure and connectivity of the mammalian brain using ultra high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging and lightsheet microscopy. He is at Duke University where he serves as an educator at the graduate/medical school and undergraduate levels. He is an Associate Professor in Neurology, Associate Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Science, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Studying the Nervous System
    Unit 1: Neural Signaling
    Chapter 2: Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells
    Chapter 3: Voltage-Dependent Membrane Permeability
    Chapter 4: Ion Channels and Transporters
    Chapter 5: Synaptic Transmission
    Chapter 6: Neurotransmitters and Their Receptors
    Chapter 7: Molecular Signaling within Neurons
    Chapter 8: Synaptic Plasticity
    Unit 2: Sensation and Sensory Processing
    Chaper 9: Vision
    Chapter 10: Hearing
    Chapter 11: The Vestibular System
    Chapter 12: Touch and Proprioception
    Chapter 13: Pain and Temperature
    Chapter 14: Olfaction
    Chapter 15: Taste
    Unit 3: Movement and Its Central Control
    Chapter 16: Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor Control
    Chapter 17: Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord
    Chapter 18: Modulation of Movement by the Basal Ganglia
    Chapter 19: Modulation of Movememnt by the Cerebellum
    Chapter 20: Eye Movements and Sensorimotor Integration
    Chapter 21: The Visceral Motor System
    Unit 4: The Changing Brain
    Chapter 22: Early Brain Development
    Chapter 23: Construction of Neural Circuits
    Chapter 24: Experience-Dependent Plasticity in the Developing Brain
    Chapter 25: Sex Differences and Neural Circuit Development
    Chapter 26: Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System
    Unit 5: Complex Brain Functions and Cognitive Neuroscience
    Chapter 27: Cognitive Functions and the Organization of the Cerebral Cortex
    Chapter 28: Corticol States
    Chapter 29: Attention
    Chapter 20: Memory
    Chapter 31: Speech and Language
    Chapter 32: Emotion
    Chapter 33: Thinking, Planning, and Deciding

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