Neurophysiology : A Conceptual Approach, Fifth Edition book cover
5th Edition

A Conceptual Approach, Fifth Edition

ISBN 9781444135176
Published August 30, 2012 by CRC Press
495 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The latest edition of this well-established, accessible introduction to neurophysiology succeeds in integrating the disciplines of neurology and neuroscience with an emphasis on principles and functional concepts.

In Neurophysiology: A Conceptual Approach, Fifth Edition, the authors deliver a refreshing alternative to "learning by rote," employing a variety of techniques to encourage understanding. Readers can learn both the science underlying a particular phenomenon and what this means for individual body systems and for the body as a whole. The fifth edition retains the readable style of its predecessors—covering the entire subject of neurophysiology from the conduction of nerve impulses to the higher functions of the brain within a single accessible volume. A companion website offers free self-assessment material and access to the highly acclaimed NeuroLab resources

Full of color explanatory diagrams, the book is an unrivalled "one-stop shop" for students of medicine, physiology and applied physiology, neurophysiology, neuroscience, and other bioscience courses looking for an integrated introduction to the challenging disciplines of neuroscience and neurology.

Table of Contents

Neural Mechanisms
The Study of the Brain
Communication Within Neurons
Communication Between Neurons
Sensory Functions
Skin Sense
Smell And Taste
Motor Functions
Motor Control Systems
Local Motor Control
The Control of Posture
Global Motor Control
Higher Functions
Associational Cortex and Memory
Motivation and the Control of Behavior

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Roger Carpenter is Professor of Oculomotor Physiology, University of Cambridge, and Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK
Benjamin Reddi is Intensive Care Specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide, Australia

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