Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior
This book introduces undergraduate students to the fundamentals of biology in mental processes.
Columbia University, New York City. Introductory textbook on brain biology, for one- or twosemester undergraduate student college courses in neurology, physiology, or psychology. Color and halftone illustrations. DNLM: Nervous Systems physiology.
From the Back Cover
Key Benefit: This book introduces undergraduate students to the fundamentals of biology in mental processes. Key Topics: Cellular and molecular neurobiology, such as transmission and mechanisms of nerve cell signaling, are highlighted. Details of the molecular mechanisms of nerve cell signaling, how interconnections between neurons form during development, as well as the use of genetically modified animals, show the importance of neural science for cognitive psychology. Special emphasis is pl aced on the effects of behavior, brain imaging, computational science, systems, and cellular neurobiology. Market: Undergraduate and graduate students in biology and psychology.
About the Author(s)
Eric R. Kandel, MD (Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York) James H. Schwartz, MD, PhD (Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York) Thomas M. Jessell, PhD (Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York)
An excellent introductory survey of neuron function, March 2, 1997
This book is currently in use in many undergraduate institutions, and is amenable to use by first-time students to neurobiology who have a basic grounding in molecular biology. It is clear, concise, and rich with useful diagrams. Its structural layout is also effective for a progressive self-study approach since the chapters for the most part build and draw upon each other in a successive sense. I would recommend it as a "Must-read" for all introductory neurobiology students. A firm grasping of the information and concepts presented in this book will serve as a strong base from which students can begin to explore more detailed topics in the field without getting overwhelmed