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Studying the Nervous Systems of Humans and Other Animals PART ONE: NEURAL SIGNALING Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells Voltage-dependent Membrane Permeability Channels and Transporters Synaptic Transmission Neurotransmitters, Receptors and Their Effects Molecular Signaling within Neurons Synaptic Plasticity PART TWO: SENSATION AND SENSORY PROCESSING The Somatic Sensory System Pain Vision: The Eye Central Visual Pathways The Auditory System The Vestibular System The Chemical Senses PART THREE: MOVEMENT AND ITS CENTRAL CONTROL Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor Control Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord Modulation of Movement by the Basal Ganglia Modulation of Movement by the Cerebellum Eye Movements and Sensory Motor Integration The Visceral Motor System PART FOUR: THE CHANGING BRAIN Early Brain Development Construction of Neural Circuits Modification of Brain Circuits as a Result of Experience Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System PART FIVE: COMPLEX BRAIN FUNCTIONS The Association Cortices Speech and Language Sleep and Wakefulness Emotions Sex, Sexuality, and the Brain Memory Appendix: Survey of Human Neuroanatomy

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DALE PURVES, M.D. Duke University, USA GEORGE J. AUGUSTINE, Ph.D. Duke University, USA DAVID FITZPATRICK, Ph.D. Duke University, USA WILLIAM C. HALL ANTHONY-SAMUEL LAMANTIA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill JAMES O. MCNAMARA, Duke University, USA LEONARD E. WHITE, Duke University, USA

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