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From Molecules to Networks

An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

2nd Edition - January 23, 2009

Editors: Ruth Heidelberger, M. Neal Waxham, John H. Byrne, James L. Roberts

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 9 2 0 8 3 - 2

An understanding of the nervous system at virtually any level of analysis requires an understanding of its basic building block, the neuron. From Molecules to Network… Read more

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An understanding of the nervous system at virtually any level of analysis requires an understanding of its basic building block, the neuron. From Molecules to Networks provides the solid foundation of the morphologic, biochemical, and biophysical properties of nerve cells. All chapters have been thoroughly revised for this second edition to reflect the significant advances of the past 5 years. The new edition expands on the network aspects of cellular neurobiology by adding a new chapter, Information Processing in Neural Networks, and on the relation of cell biological processes to various neurological diseases. The new concluding chapter illustrates how the great strides in understanding the biochemical and biophysical properties of nerve cells have led to fundamental insights into important aspects of neurodegenerative disease.