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Principles of Neurobiology

Edition:
1st
Author(s):
Liqun Luo
ISBN:
9780815345336
Format:
Loose-leaf
Publication Date:
July 13, 2015
Content Details:
672 pages
Language:
English

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Principles of Neurobiology presents the major concepts of neuroscience with an emphasis on how we know what we know. The text is organized around a series of key experiments to illustrate how scientific progress is made and helps upper-level undergraduate and graduate students discover the relevant primary literature. Written by a single author in a clear and consistent writing style, each topic builds in complexity from electrophysiology to molecular genetics to systems level in a highly integrative approach. Students can fully engage with the content via thematically linked chapters and will be able to read the book in its entirety in a semester-long course. Principles of Neurobiology is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources including animations, journal club suggestions, figures in PowerPoint, and a Question Bank for adopting instructors.

    Principles of Neurobiology is additionally supported by the Garland Science Learning System. This homework platform is designed to evaluate and improve student performance and allows instructors to select assignments on specific topics and review the performance of the entire class, as well as individual students, via the instructor dashboard. Students receive immediate feedback on their mastery of the topics, and will be better prepared for lectures and classroom discussions. The user-friendly system provides a convenient way to engage students while assessing progress. Performance data can be used to tailor classroom discussion, activities, and lectures to address students’ needs precisely and efficiently. For more information and sample material, visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/.

    Features

      • Integrates molecular, cellular, circuit, systems, and behavioral approaches within each subject.
      • Written in a consistent and engaging style, with many cross-chapter references to further integrate concepts across chapters.
      • Covers important topics of modern neurobiology with sufficient depth to represent the frontiers of research.
      • The descriptions of key experiments, the figures with data from original literature, and the references to primary papers provide a rich resource for students to understand and utilize primary research.
      • Contains many examples of the use of diverse animal models in research, including many from invertebrates.
      • Chapter 12, Evolution of the Nervous System, offers a unique discussion of neuronal communication, sensory systems, and brain structure and development in an evolutionary context.
      • Chapter 13, Ways of Exploring, reviews important experimental methods and approaches in neurobiology, including many of the modern technologies in investigating neural circuit function that are being further developed as a part of the U.S. BRAIN Initiative.
      • Concept headings introduce each section and provide an outline of the key ideas and storylines presented in the chapter.
      • End-of-chapter summaries enable students to review and assess their understanding of what they have read.
      • Boxes expand on the coverage in the chapters by elucidating detailed mechanisms and technological advances.

    Reviews

      "[Principles of Neurobiology] is distinct in its philosophy and authorship, which makes it valuable for teaching and a pleasure to read. Luo shares with us the belief that students should not be taught just facts and knowledge but also how knowledge is obtained and how principles are derived....In 13 chapters and 645 pages, he provides a masterpiece highlighting principles of how the nervous system transforms and governs our sensation, action, memory, and thought. Reading Principles of Neurobiology is like enjoying a beautiful piece of music....[Luo] has set an example of how an outstanding scientist cares about education and writes a textbook to inspire students to pursue discoveries. We hope that students will follow this pied piper, happily and fruitfully."

      Cell - October 2015

  • Contents

    1. An Invitation to Neurobiology
    2. Signaling within Neurons
    3. Signaling across Synapses
    4. Vision
    5. Wiring of the Visual System
    6. Olfaction, Taste, Audition, and Somatosensation
    7. Wiring of the Nervous System
    8. Motor and Regulatory Systems
    9. Sexual Behavior
    10. Memory, Learning, and Synaptic Plasticity
    11. Brain Disorders
    12. Evolution of the Nervous System
    13. Ways of Exploring

  • Instructor Resources

    Instructor Resources

    Garland Science Learning System

    The Garland Science Learning System offers high-quality homework and assessment content designed to complement our textbooks. It provides convenient tools for instructors to track the progress of the entire class, as well as individual students, and more precisely tailor lecture and discussion to student needs. Principles of Neurobiology features 58 modules organized by the chapters of the book, and categorized by the following types: (1) The "Tutorials" use engaging stories, including important experimental and medical examples, to explore essential or difficult concepts. Assessment questions are integrated throughout the tutorials to track progress and provide feedback to students. (2) The "Multiple-choice Quizzes," organized by the sections of each chapter, assess reading comprehension, retention of important facts, and mastery of concepts. (3) The "Media Assessments" present original movies created for the book followed by a set of assessment questions. The modules are designed both to educate and entertain while providing valuable assessment data to instructors. The Tutorials were created by Andrea Nicholas, University of California, Irvine. The Quizzes were created by Casey Guenthner, Luo Lab, Stanford University.

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    Art of Principles of Neurobiology
    The images from the book are available in two convenient formats: PowerPoint® and JPEG.

    Figure-Integrated Lecture Outlines

    The section headings, concept headings, and figures from the text have been integrated into PowerPoint® presentations.

    Question Bank
    The Question Bank includes an average of 50 questions per chapters in a variety of formats: multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true-false, matching, short answer and essay. The Question Bank was written by Elizabeth Marin, Bucknell University, and Melissa Coleman, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges.

    Diploma Test Generator Software
    The questions from the Principles of Neurobiology question bank have been loaded into the Diploma test generator software. The software is easy to use and can scramble questions to create multiple tests. Questions are organized by chapter and type, and can be additionally categorized by the instructor according to difficulty or subject. Existing questions can be edited and new ones added. It is compatible with several course management systems, including Blackboard®.

    Animations and Videos
    There are over 40 narrated movies based on figures in the book and videos selected from visually compelling experiments available in WMV and Quicktime formats.

    Journal Club
    The Journal Club recommends journal articles that complement topics in the textbook to improve students’ critical analysis of research and to promote a better understanding of the research process. Each Journal Club document provides background information on the chosen paper as well as questions and discussion points to stimulate in-class discussion. Answers will be provided to instructors only. The Journal Club was developed by Casey Guenthner, a member of the Luo Lab at Stanford University.

     

  • Student Resources

    Student Resources

    Garland Science Learning System

    The Garland Science Learning System offers high-quality homework and assessment content designed to complement our textbooks. Principles of Neurobiology offers three types of module: (1) The "Tutorials" use engaging stories, including important experimental and medical examples, to explore essential or difficult concepts. Assessment questions are integrated throughout the tutorials to track progress and, if answered incorrectly, provide helpful feedback guiding you to the correct answer. (2) The "Multiple-choice Quizzes," organized by the sections of each chapter, assess reading comprehension, retention of important facts, and mastery of concepts, providing useful practice for exam study. (3) The "Media Assessments" present original movies created for the book on discrete concepts followed by a set of assessment questions. The modules are designed to educate and entertain while providing both interactive study to assist in getting a better grade and valuable assessment data to instructors. The Tutorials were created by Andrea Nicholas, University of California, Irvine. The Quizzes were created by Casey Guenthner, Luo Lab, Stanford University.

    Garland Science Student Resource site

    Journal Club
    The Journal Club recommends journal articles that complement topics in the textbook to improve students’ critical analysis of research and to promote a better understanding of the research process. Each Journal Club document provides background information on the chosen paper as well as questions and discussion points to stimulate in-class discussion. Answers will be provided to instructors only. The Journal Club was developed by Casey Guenthner, a member of the Luo Lab at Stanford University.

    Animations and Videos
    There are over 40 narrated movies, covering a range of neurobiology topics, which review key concepts and illuminate the experimental process.

    Flashcards
    Each chapter contains flashcards, built into the student website, that allow students to review key terms from the text.

    Glossary
    The comprehensive glossary of key terms from the book is online and can be searched or browsed.

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