Table of Contents

Contents in Brief


Part I - Overall Perspective
1. The Brain and Behavior
2. Nerve Cells, Neural Circuitry, and Behavior
3. Genes and Behavior

Part II - Cell and Molecular Biology of the Neuron
4. The Cells of the Nervous System
5. Ion Channels
6. Membrane Potential and the Passive Electrical Properties of the Neuron
7. Propagated Signaling: The Action Potential

Part III - Synaptic Transmission
8. Overview of Synaptic Transmission
9. Signaling at the Nerve-Muscle Synapse: Directly Gated Transmission
10. Synaptic Integration in the Central Nervous System
11. Modulation of Synaptic Transmission: Second Messengers
12. Transmitter Release
13. Neurotransmitters
14. Diseases of the Nerve and Motor Unit

Part IV - The Neural Basis of Cognition
15. The Organization of the Central Nervous System
16. The Functional Organization of Perception and Movement
17. From Nerve Cells to Cognition: The Internal Representations of Space and Action
18. The Organization of Cognition
19. Cognitive Functions of the Premotor Systems
20. Functional Imaging of Cognition

Part V - Perception
21. Sensory Coding
22. The Somatosensory System: Receptors and Central Pathways
23. Touch
24. Pain
25. The Constructive Nature of Visual Processing
26. Low-Level Visual Processing: The Retina 577
27. Intermediate-Level Visual Processing and Visual Primitives 602
28. High-Level Visual Processing: Cognitive Influences 621
29. Visual Processing and Action 638
30. The Inner Ear 654
31. The Auditory Central Nervous System
32. Smell and Taste: The Chemical Senses

Part VI - Movement
33. The Organization and Planning of Movement
34. The Motor Unit and Muscle Action
35. Spinal Reflexes
36. Locomotion
37. Voluntary Movement: The Primary Motor Cortex
38. Voluntary Movement: The Parietal and Premotor Cortex
39. The Control of Gaze
40. The Vestibular System
41. Posture
42. The Cerebellum
43. The Basal Ganglia
44. Genetic Mechanisms in Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

Part VII - The Unconscious and Conscious Processing of Neural Information
45. The Sensory, Motor, and Reflex Functions of the Brain Stem
46. The Modulatory Functions of the Brain Stem
47. The Autonomic Motor System and the Hypothalamus
48. Emotions and Feelings
49. Homeostasis, Motivation, and Addictive States
50. Seizures and Epilepsy
51. Sleep and Dreaming

Part VIII - Development and the Emergence of Behavior
52. Patterning the Nervous System
53. Differentiation and Survival of Nerve Cells
54. The Growth and Guidance of Axons
55. Formation and Elimination of Synapses
56. Experience and the Refinement of Synaptic Connections
57. Repairing the Damaged Brain
58. Sexual Differentiation of the Nervous System
59. The Aging Brain

Part IX - Language, Thought, Affect, and Learning
60. Language
61. Disorders of Conscious and Unconscious Mental Processes
62. Disorders of Thought and Volition: Schizophrenia
63. Disorders of Mood and Anxiety
64. Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders Affecting Cognition
65. Learning and Memory
66. Cellular Mechanisms of Implicit Memory Storage and the Biological Basis of Individuality
67. Prefrontal Cortex, Hippocampus, and the Biology of Explicit Memory Storage

A Review of Basic Circuit Theory
B The Neurological Examination of the Patient
C Circulation of the Brain
D The Blood–Brain Barrier, Choroid Plexus, and Cerebrospinal Fluid
E Neural Networks
F Theoretical Approaches to Neuroscience: Examples from Single Neurons to Networks 1601


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