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Principles of Neurobiology

2nd Edition

By Liqun Luo

Garland Science

688 pages | 646 Color Illus.

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Principles of Neurobiology, Second Edition presents the major concepts of neuroscience with an emphasis on how we know what we know. The text is organized around a series of key experiments to illustrate how scientific progress is made and helps upper-level undergraduate and graduate students discover the relevant primary literature. Written by a single author in a clear and consistent writing style, each topic builds in complexity from electrophysiology to molecular genetics to systems level in a highly integrative approach. Students can fully engage with the content via thematically linked chapters and will be able to read the book in its entirety in a semester-long course. Principles of Neurobiology is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources including animations, figures in PowerPoint, and a Question Bank for adopting instructors.

Table of Contents

1. An Invitation to Neurobiology 2. Signaling Within Neurons 3. Signaling Across Synapses 4. Vision 5. Wiring the Visual System 6. Olfaction, Taste, Audition, and Somatosensation 7. Constructing the Nervous System 8. Motor Systems 9. Regulatory Systems 10. Sexual Behavior 11. Memory, Learning, and Synaptic Plasticity 12. Brain Disorders 13. Evolution of the Nervous System 14. Ways of Exploring

About the Author

Dr. Liqun Luo earned his bachelor degree from University of Science & Technology of China and PhD from Brandeis University. Since 1997, Dr. Luo has taught neurobiology to undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford University, where he also directs a lab studying the assembly and function of neural circuits. Dr. Luo is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience