FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Neurobiology, Third editi... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships from the UK. Former Library books. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Neurobiology, Third edition Paperback – 21 Jul 1994

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
£17.80 £14.09
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£79.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

Product Description

About the Author

Gordon M. Shepherd is Professor of Neuroscience at Yale University. He is the author of The Synaptic Organization of the Brain (Oxford University Press, 1979).

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x93e35660) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93a5ecb4) out of 5 stars A self-contained introductory book in neurobiology. 1 Dec. 1997
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Clearly superior to most of its competitors, this book will serve as a basic introductory text for medical students, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the biomedical sciences.
Shepherd does a wonderful job in explaining core concepts in neuroscience, ranging from the cell, to brain systems, to behavior.
Many of the chapters, especially in molecular and cellular neurobiology, will clarify certain 'dark' concepts, essential not only for neuroscience, but for physiology, pharmacology and immunology as well.
This should be one of the standard texts for every student interested in the nervous system, and in integrative science in general.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x939d6dbc) out of 5 stars Great intro neuro book. 14 April 2010
By L. Smith - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great intro neuroscience book.

I bought it to help give me some background when I joined a neuroscience lab as an undergrad. I have never taken a pure neuroscience class so this book helped tremendously in building my foundation for more advanced topics.

This book is not exhaustive by any means and is heading towards the out-of-date side given of the advancements in the field to date. Probably great for an undergrad or beginning grad student.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93bcc60c) out of 5 stars A Classic 4 Sept. 2014
By Jerry W. Rudy - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is a classic. It remains a great introduction for the student trying to get a grasp on this overwhelming field. Gordon Shepard is a masterful scientist and gifted writer. The narrative form of the book should be welcomed by the novice. What it lacks in terms of modern advances is compensated by its clarity. If you haven't read Shepard's Foundation of the Neuron Doctrine you are missing another classic.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Steven H Propp - Published on
Format: Paperback
Gordon Shepherd is a Yale University professor of neuroscience and neurobiology.

He states in the Preface to this 1994 edition, "The primary aim of this book continues to be to make this vast and expanding world of knowledge intelligible to students by presenting a unified view of the principles of nervous organization... This edition emphasizes two of the major themes in current neurobiology, the roles of synapses and of active membrane properties in shaping the input-output functions of neurons and neural networks... A second new area of emphasis is development. Increasingly the analysis of nervous organization is focusing on how it arises as development proceeds... (T)his edition attempts to 'see the brain steadily and see it whole,' with a comprehensive coverage of brain functions that includes material both for the introductory and the more advanced student."

Here are some representative quotations from the book:

"Much the same applies to the experiments we do in biology: we can begin to believe in results only if we have an adequate grasp of the theories that seek to explain the nature of the systems we study." (Pg. 67)
"However, the enthusiasm of neuroscientists for this task must always be tempered by the reminder that identifying the neural basis for a specific behavior is one of the most difficult challenges in all biology." (Pg. 515)
"The neurobiological study of these types of emotions has been rather limited. On the one hand, most complex behaviors are simply too complex to analyze, particularly when their emotional component is not obvious." (603-604)
"When you converse with someone, you are using working memory to hold 'on line' the other person's speech in segments of several seconds to scan the words and obtain their meaning, while continuing to receive the next segment of words for subsequent scanning. Some feel that this close association of working memory and language may come the closest to defining the special basis for human intelligence." (Pg. 677)
"(I)t further appears that the right hemisphere is specialized for handling procedural information, and the left hemisphere for declarative information. No matter now one characterizes the two hemispheres it is important to realize that neither one is 'dominant' in the absolute sense; each constellation of functions is of adaptive value, and the human brain attempts to optimize both by letting the hemispheres specialize in these two directions." (Pg. 679)
HASH(0x93bacc34) out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 July 2016
By KK - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
nice book!
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know