Comprehensive free companion website offers self-assessment material and access to the highly acclaimed NeuroLab resources
The much-anticipated new edition of this well-established and highly readable introduction to neurophysiology succeeds in integrating the disciplines of neurology and neuroscience with an emphasis on principles and functional concepts.
The experienced authors offer a refreshing alternative to "learning by rote," employing a variety of techniques to encourage understanding. In reading Neurophysiology: A conceptual approach, the student can learn both the science underlying a particular phenomenon, and what this means for individual body systems and, indeed, for the body as a whole. The fifth edition retains the readable style of its predecessors, while covering the entire subject of neurophysiology from the conduction of nerve impulses to the higher functions of the brain within a single accessible volume.
Full of clear explanatory diagrams, Neurophysiology: A conceptual approach is an unrivalled "one-stop shop" for students of medicine, physiology and applied physiology, neurophysiology, neuroscience and other bioscience courses looking for a comprehensive, integrated introduction to the challenging disciplines of neuroscience and neurology.
The study of the brain
Communication within neurons
Communication between neurons
Smell and taste
Motor control systems
Local motor control
The control of posture
Global motor control
Associational cortex and memory
Motivation and the control of behavior
Roger Carpenter is Professor of Oculomotor Physiology, University of Cambridge, and Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK
Benjamin Reddi is Intensive Care Specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide, Australia