From Molecules to Networks

Author: John H. Byrne
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123982677
Format: PDF
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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. The third edition of From Molecules to Networks provides the solid foundation of the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical properties of nerve cells. In keeping with previous editions, the unique content focus on cellular and molecular neurobiology and related computational neuroscience is maintained and enhanced. All chapters have been thoroughly revised for this third edition to reflect the significant advances of the past five years. The new edition expands on the network aspects of cellular neurobiology by adding new coverage of specific research methods (e.g., patch-clamp electrophysiology, including applications for ion channel function and transmitter release; ligand binding; structural methods such as x-ray crystallography). Written and edited by leading experts in the field, the third edition completely and comprehensively updates all chapters of this unique textbook and insures that all references to primary research represent the latest results. The first treatment of cellular and molecular neuroscience that includes an introduction to mathematical modeling and simulation approaches 80% updated and new content New Chapter on "Biophysics of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels" New Chapter on "Synaptic Plasticity" Includes a chapter on the Neurobiology of Disease Highly referenced, comprehensive and quantitative Full color, professional graphics throughout All graphics are available in electronic version for teaching purposes

From Molecules to Networks

Author: Ruth Heidelberger
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780121486600
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. This book provides the solid foundation of the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical properties of nerve cells that is needed by advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as researchers in need of a thorough reference. * Highly referenced for readers to pursue topics of interest in greater detail * Unique coverage of the application of mathematical modeling and simulation approaches not found in other textbooks * Richly illustrated, four color presentation throughout * Includes CD-ROM of all of the illustrations

Neuroinformatics

Author: Chiquito J. Crasto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1588297209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Neuroinformatics presents cutting-edge techniques for the synergistic study of neuroinformatics, thereby facilitating the efforts of discovery neuroscience through the sharing of data and the use of computational models. This volume provides the scientific community with the tools and impetus for sharing their research with colleagues around the globe by offering insights, information, and compelling examples of success. Nearly a decade and a half after the launch of the Human Brain Project, this timely volume will help to refocus and enhance current research by informing both new and current Neuroinformatics practitioners. Neuroinformatics is conceptually divided into four sections. The first, Neuroscience Knowledge Management, has outstanding chapters dealing with the critical issues germane to computer science as applied to neuroscience. The second section, Computational Neuronal Modeling and Simulations, presents in-depth expert summaries on specific computational models and simulations as well as approaches to data mining. The third section, Imaging, focuses on informatics representation and approaches to the structural complexity of the brain using a variety of both traditional and non-invasive imaging methods. The final section, Neuroinformatics in Genetics and Neurodegenerative Diseases, demonstrate the value of using components of neuroinformatics as a way to understand the complex disorders of Dementia, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroinformatics will be an essential text for all those interested in keeping up with the latest issues in neuroinformatics and/or learning about and joining this field of research.

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Bernard J. Baars
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124158056
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This introductory text offers a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Chapters cover all aspects of the field - the neural framework, sight, sound, consciousness, learning/memory, problem solving, speech, executive control, emotions, socialization and development - in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. Throughout the text, case studies and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging aspects of the material. Written by two leading experts in the field, the text takes a unique thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. Complete introduction to mind-brain science, written to be highly accessible to undergraduates with limited neuroscience training Richly illustrated with carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding Enhanced pedagogy highlights key concepts for the student and aids in teaching - chapter outlines, study questions, glossary Ancillary support saves instructors time and facilitates learning - test questions, image collection, lecture slides, etc.

Das M dchen ohne H nde

Author: Mariatu Kamara
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426402467
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mariatu Kamara ist zwölf, als sie in die Wirren des Bürgerkriegs in Sierra Leone gerät: Rebellen hacken ihr beide Hände ab. Schwerverwundet nimmt sie den Kampf gegen ihr Schicksal auf und findet den Weg in eine lebenswerte Zukunft. Heute ist die 22-Jährige für das Kinderhilfswerk UNICEF als Sonderbotschafterin in den USA und Kanada unterwegs. Das Mädchen ohne Hände von Mariatu Kamara: als eBook erhältlich!

Neurobiologie

Author: Gordon M. Shepherd
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540555964
Format: PDF
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Aus der Feder eines der weltweit renommiertesten Neurobiologen ist ein Lehrbuch entstanden, das seinesgleichen sucht: umfassend, spannend zu lesen und bestens illustriert! Die amerikanische Ausgabe hat in Forschung und Lehre schon lange einen hervorragenden Ruf. Nun liegt mit der kompetenten deutschen Übersetzung eine nochmals stark überarbeitete Fassung vor - selbstverständlich unter Berücksichtigung der neuesten Forschungsergebnisse. Das Buch bietet eine Einführung in eines der am schnellsten fortschreitenden und damit spannendsten Forschungsgebiete. Dabei wird ein Bogen gespannt von den molekular- und zellbiologischen Grundlagen über neuronale Netzwerke bis hin zu komplexen Verhaltensfunktionen. Neben der Vermittlung von Fakten werden Konzepte und zusammenfassende Theorien erklärt, indem Arbeitshypothesen und grundlegende Experimente bedeutender Pioniere der Neuroforschung beschrieben werden. Eine weitere Besonderheit des Buches ist die integrierte Darstellung von Struktur und Funktion des Nervensystems. Der systematische Vergleich der Nervensysteme von Wirbeltieren und Wirbellosen vermittelt allgemeingültige Regeln der Arbeitsweise von Nervensystemen. Für medizinisch Interessierte bietet die Berücksichtigung pathologischer Aspekte der Hirnfunktionen Ansatzpunkte zum besseren Verständnis neurologischer Zusammenhänge. Jedem, der sich einen vollständigen und fundierten Überblick über die Neurobiologie verschaffen möchte - insbesondere Biologiestudenten und Neurowissenschaftlern - sei dieses klar und kompetent geschriebene und zudem reich illustrierte Lehrbuch empfohlen.

Myelinated Fibers and Saltatory Conduction in the Shrimp

Author: Ke Xu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431539247
Format: PDF
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In 1961, neurobiologists found that the conduction velocity of the nerve impulse in the giant nerve fiber of the Penaeus shrimp abdominal nerve cord was over 200 m/s, the highest speed of information transmission ever observed in the animal kingdom. The peculiar myelin sheath with its unique nodal structure and the electrical properties of the nerve fibers of the shrimp have continued to be investigated for a quarter of century and are now fully described in this book. The investigation dispels the commonly held belief that the fastest recorded impulse conduction is about 120 m/s in the thickest vertebrate myelinated nerve fibers. In the shrimp, researchers found a completely novel type of functional node in the giant fiber which they designated as the fenestration node. In portions of the myelinated fiber, the fenestration node furnished the sites of excitation. Also discovered was a new strategy for increasing impulse conduction in the shrimp. The book includes a section on the formation of the fenestration node and the discovery of a strategy that allows the shrimp to escape its predators by an action of the fastest velocity. The data presented in this volume on the myelin sheath of invertebrates present a new direction for this field and a rich source of information for neurobiologists worldwide.

Theory Practice in Clinical Social Work

Author: Jerrold R. Brandell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483305678
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This thoroughly updated resource is the only comprehensive anthology addressing frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, and specialized clinical issues, themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Editor Jerrold R. Brandell and other leading figures in the field present carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Key Features Coverage of the most commonly used theoretical frameworks and systems in social work practice Entirely new chapters devoted to clinical responses to terrorism and natural disasters, clinical case management, neurobiological theory, cross-cultural clinical practice, and research on clinical practice Completely revised chapters on psychopharmacology, dynamic approaches to brief and time-limited clinical social work, and clinical practice with gay men Content on the evidentiary base for clinical practice New, detailed clinical illustrations in many chapters offering valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques

Neurowissenschaften

Author: Eric Kandel
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827429056
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dieses umfassende Lehrbuch für Studenten und Dozenten der Neurobiologie sowie an der Hirnforschung Interessierter aus Medizin und Psychologie ist die erste integrierende Darstellung der modernen Neurowissenschaften. Zahlreiche Disziplinen versuchen gemeinsam, menschliches Denken und Verhalten sowie deren Störungen auf biologische Strukturen und Vorgänge bzw. ihre Veränderung zurückzuführen. Der 'Kandel/Schwartz/Jessell' setzt nur (Oberstufen-)Schulwissen voraus und entwickelt aus der umfassenden Präsentation der molekularen und zellulären Grundeinheiten und -funktionen des Nervensystems geschickt das Verständnis von Wahrnehmungsprozessen, der Bewegungssteuerung und schließlich der höhreren geistigen Hirnleistungen wie Sprache, Lernen und Gedächtnis. Um das von Studierenden nachgefragte Buch auch weiterhin lieferbar halten zu können, wurde es schwarzweiß gedruckt.