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Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology by C. Hammond

Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 



  • Constance Hammond


  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (March 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123116244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123116246
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.77 pounds


Book Description

This Second Edition, is the new, thoroughly revised edition of the established and well-respected authoritative text in the field. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology is hypothesis driven and firmly based on numerous experiments performed by experts in the field. Seven new chapters (five new and two totally rewritten) complement and expand on the first edition and are written in a way that encourages students to ask questions. Additionally, new, groundbreaking research data on dendritic processing is presented in a very easy-to-understand format.

* A presentation that is hypothesis driven and firmly based on experiment
* A concise but in depth explanation of molecular properties and functions of excitable cells
* Over 400 two-colour illustrations
* Appendices describing neurobiological techniques

Book Info

Institut de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France. Advanced textbook in cellular and molecular neurobiology. Features more than 400 color illustrations, appendices describing neurological techniques, and five new chapters. Previous edition: c1996. The CD-ROM features all of the illustrations and legends in the text. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author(s)

Constance Hammond, INMED U29 INSERM, Marseille, France  


at last a non dogmatic book, March 30, 2003

In contrast to other textbooks, the book of Hammond is based on the assumption that the most appropriate way to teach is to follow the path that enabled to develop a concept and prove it. The book thus includes over 400 figures of now classical experiments with a concise explanation of the hypothesis, the experimental design used to test the hypothesis and the conclusions derived. The student gets rapidly familiar with channels, basic networks and functions thanks to brief addenda in which complicated experiments with patch clamp techniques become quite straightforward. The molecular and cellular elements required to understand how ionic channels operate during maturation and in relation to sensory perception or learning are presented in an excellent English and includes several chapters by leading experts in their respective fields. The quality of the figures facilitates direct use for teaching neurobiology.