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Fundamental Neuroscience [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Larry Squire , Floyd E. Bloom , Nicholas C. Spitzer , Larry R. Squire , Darwin Berg , Sascha du Lac , Anirvan Ghosh
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Book Description

Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience. Addressing instructor and student feedback on the previous edition, all of the chapters are rewritten to make this book more concise and student-friendly than ever before. Each chapter is once again heavily illustrated and provides clinical boxes describing experiments, disorders, and methodological approaches and concepts. A companion web site contains test questions, and an imagebank of the figures for ready use in presentations, slides, and handouts.

Capturing the promise and excitement of this fast-moving field, Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is the text that students will be able to reference throughout their neuroscience careers!

New to this edition:
* 30% new material including new chapters on Dendritic Development and Spine Morphogenesis, Chemical Senses, Cerebellum, Eye Movements, Circadian Timing, Sleep and Dreaming, and Consciousness
* Companion website with figures, web links to additional material, and test questions
* Additional text boxes describing key experiments, disorders, methods, and concepts
* Multiple model system coverage beyond rats, mice, and monkeys
* Extensively expanded index for easier referencing

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"Fundamental Neuroscience is a remarkable extraordinarily detailed and comprehensive textbook with superb illustrations. I suspect it will become a definitive source of information in the field of neuroscience. It is ideal both as a textbook for graduate students and as a reference for teachers and scientists alike. I recommend it highly." -R. RANNEY MIZE, PH.D., LSU MEDICAL CENTER, NEW ORLEANS

About the Author

Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.

Floyd Bloom was the editor of Science magazine, now Brain Research.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 76136 KB
  • Print Length: 1280 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (2 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #786,572 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Up to Date 5 May 2000
By A Customer
This book has saved my life! It has the basics of everything a student of neuroscience needs to know, and an excellent source of references for further reading. Provides sound basis in easy to understand text. Fantastic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book in neuroscience 14 July 1999
By A Customer
A good comprehensive book in neuroscience was long due. This book has fulfilled that. Every chapter of this book is well written by most knowledgeable neuroscientists. Chapters are easy to follow and illustrations are high quality. I hope to see the inclusion of more latest results in future edition of the book. I highly recommend this book for the students and teachers.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Impressive in scope... perhaps too impressive 10 May 1999
By A Customer
Zigmond et al. is very up-to-date text, incorporating many discoveries from the last couple years. Unfortunately, many of these experiments are yet to be replicated. Additionally, I feel the book, with its numerous authors, lacks coherence
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inappropriate for first year graduate students 18 Nov. 1998
By A Customer
Does not provide a good overview of neuroscience. Too detailed without a coherent organization. This was a textbook at Caltech. Instructors also agreed that the choice was inappropriate.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best advanced text on the market 6 Oct. 2005
By Jan W. H. Schnupp - Published on
This textbook is a very detailed and very up-to-date exposition of Neuroscience, and in my view, for the more advanced student it is one of the best books out there. What it is NOT is a simple, concise introduction for people who are studying the nervous system for the first time. If you are taking an entry-level Neuroscience course you are likely to be overwhelmed by the amount of detail, and, like some of the other reviewers who gave this book a bad rap, might blame the book for the fact that you can only take in so much detail in a first sitting, and fail to see the forest for all the trees. So if you are new to Neuroscience, read something like Bear et al "Neuroscience - Exploring the Brain" first, and only once you have absorbed that, turn to this beautifully detailed book for a much closer look at the subject. The chapters on Vision by Clay Reid and the Hearing chapters by Brown in this book are quite simply and without a doubt among the best textbook chapters on these topics anywhere, (and much better than anything you will find in Kandel!)
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Fundamental! 22 April 2001
By K. P. Michailidis - Published on
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I was rather lucky to take my chances and go-for-a-buy for this title instead of the much more cited "Kandel-Fourth Edition"... The book is really awesome, well-written and edited, with many good first-time-seen illustrations. It spans the whole field of contemporary Neuroscience (from biochemical to cognitive and clinical) with extreme efficacy and reference. The authors did a great job integrating the contents of each section with clarifying examples and extensive references, making it ideal even for new-comers. As a medical student with research interests in this vast field, I was very pleased with my decision to buy this textbook.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful review of neuroscience. 13 Dec. 1999
By Silent Abstraction - Published on
To me as bibliophiliac and a cognitive psychologist interested in neurobiology, this is the textbook of choice and an object of desire. It is very up-to-date and well-written. Although some people have detected some lack of coherence in this work, I find it refreshing that the sections recognizably come from different research teams with somewhat different points of emphasis, but without anyone pushing his own scientific interests on the expense of those of the readers. This also guarantees that it is not only an accumulation of facts but has also interesting theoretical discussions by leading researchers. It is optimal for readers having at least some laypeople knowledge about biology, medicine, or neuroscience, and just want to know more (possibly everything), or who require a thorough and citable review of a certain topic. Readers completely new to the field may find it difficult to pick out the information suited for a beginner level - a less voluminous book would be more helpful for them. I would rather not recommend it for undergraduates courses. I would also prefer a somewhat stronger emphasis on cognitive neuroscience - after all, a few hundred pages more would do no harm...!
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most up-to-date text on the market 28 Mar. 2005
By DR P. Dash - Published on
I'm a clinical academic neurologist with an MS in neuroscience some 25 years ago, and I decided to read through this text as a means of bringing myself up-to-date in the field. This textbook accomplished that task admirably. I will agree with some critics that parts of it were far too detailed, especially the sections on molecular neurobiology, where too often things got bogged down with discussions of a protein's biophysical properties, for example. Another caveat is that there are some production defects--the pages around 200 are not in the right order, and I found a few diagrams that were mislabelled. But the illustrations are really gorgeous. I've made extensive use of the CD, which contains all the figures and their legends, for Power Point presentations to the neurology residents I teach. I would suggest that future editions of the CD incorporate some videos and animated diagrams that could better illustrate some concepts, e.g., details of signal transduction, which is REALLY complex and was hard to follow in the text. But Kandels text is now several years older and as the pace of neuroscience is so incredibly rapid, this text contains more of the latest info.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious in-depth coverage of important field 16 Jan. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
This book is a veritable tour de force from leading researchers in the area of neuroscience. It is comprehensive in scope going from modern molecular and cellular neuroscience to cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. Includes strong sections on developmental neuroscience, sensory and motor neuroscience, and regulatory systems. The book is extremely well and attractively produced; the graphics are superb. Exceptional value for money. It has been written by leading scholars involved in teaching neuroscience at the graduate level (although it may be suited to advanced undergraduates and academic medical students). Definitely the leading book in the area; required reading for professional neuroscientists and academic clinicians.
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