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A Conceptual Approach, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition

By Roger Carpenter, Benjamin Reddi

CRC Press

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pub: 2012-08-31
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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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Anatomy