New
Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology,
Edition 5
By Constance Hammond, PhD

Publication Date: 30 Apr 2024
Awaiting publication
Description

Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology, Fifth Edition is the only up-to-date textbook on the market that focuses on the molecular and cellular physiology of neurons and synapses. Hypothesis-driven rather than a dry presentation of the facts, the book promotes a real understanding of the function of nerve cells that is useful for practicing neurophysiologists and students in graduate-level courses on the topic alike. This new edition explains the molecular properties and functions of excitable cells in detail and teaches students how to construct and conduct intelligent research experiments. The content is firmly based on numerous experiments performed by top experts in the field.

The new edition contains new chapters on recording neuronal activity, iconotrophic and metabotropic receptors for sensory transduction, and a section containing exercises for further learning. This book will be a useful resource for neurophysiologists, neurobiologists, neurologists, and students taking graduate-level courses on neurophysiology.

Key Features

  • Authoritative foundational coverage of basic cellular and molecular neurophysiology
  • Includes new chapters on recording neuronal activity, iconotrophic and metabotropic receptors for sensory transduction
  • Provides fifteen appendices that describe how neurobiological techniques are interspersed in the text
  • Presents enhanced coverage of new methodologies and experimental techniques
About the author
By Constance Hammond, PhD, Director of Research INSERM U901, Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranee, Marseilles, France
Table of Contents
1. Neurons
2. Neuron-glial cell cooperation
3. Ionic gradients
4. How to record neuronal activity (+ films)
5. The voltage-gated channels of Na action potentials
6. The voltage-gated channels of Ca action potentials
7. The chemical synapses
8. Neurotransmitter release (+ animations)
9. The ionotropic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor
10. The ionotropic GABA-A receptor (+ films)
11. The ionotropic glutamate receptors (+ films)
12. The ionotropic receptors of sensory transduction : example of TRP channels
13. The metabotropic GABAB receptors
14. The metabotropic glutamate receptors
15. The metabotropic receptors for sensory transduction : example of olfatory receptors
16. Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials I
17. Subliminal voltage-gated currents of the somato dendritic membrane
18. Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials II
19. Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials III
20. Firing patterns of neurons
21. Synaptic plasticity
22. The development of the hippocampal network
23. The adult hippocampal network
24. Exercises
Book details
ISBN: 9780323988117
Page Count: 350
Retail Price : £123.00
9780781778176; 9781259642234; 9781605353807
Audience
Neurophysiologists, neurobiologists, and neurologists, students in graduate-level courses on neurophysiology