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From Molecules to Networks, Second Edition: An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

 
 
 
 
From Molecules to Networks, Second Edition: An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780123741325
ISBN 10: 123741327
Edition: 2
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2009-02-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 656
List Price: $97.95
 
 

Fully revised edition of the cellular and molecular neuroscience textbook intended for graduate and medical students.

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Reviewer:Celso Agner, MD, MSc(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description:The field of neuroscience has been one of the most progressive over the past few decades. The introduction of molecular biology allowed for the description of new classes of membrane proteins and, in particular, signal receptors in the nervous system. A review of this fascinating and rapid-paced field is necessary for anyone who studies the central nervous system.
Purpose:The field of neuroscience has been one of the most progressive over the past few decades. The introduction of molecular biology allowed for the description of new classes of membrane proteins and, in particular, signal receptors in the nervous system. A review of this fascinating and rapid-paced field is necessary for anyone who studies the central nervous system.
Audience:Graduate and postgraduate students and neurologists/neurosurgeons interested in the field of neuroscience are the primary audiences for this book. The authors are credible authorities from recognized institutions in the U.S. and Europe and have all extensively published in the topics they write about.
Features:The 39 authors contribute 18 chapters. The book starts off by addressing the basic neuroscience, progressing to the molecular biology of each of the structures and behaviors described and finishing with a comprehensive description of behaviors and memory. At first glimpse, it seems just like any other book in neuroscience. However, each chapter is accompanied by mathematical models to reproduce the behaviors described. In addition, a CD with all the illustrations is included, which is a very helpful tool for graduate students, who frequently need to present their data in conferences and inside their departments. The book is affordable for graduate students which, in my view, is an important aspect to consider.
Assessment:Overall, this is an affordable good book for graduate, postgraduate, and professionals such as neurologists and neurosurgeons. It is a great buy for general and neuroscience libraries.