Neuroscience in the 21st Century

From Basic to Clinical

Editors: Pfaff, Donald W., Volkow, Nora D. (Eds.)

  • Offers medical students and graduate researchers worldwide a comprehensive introduction and an updated overview of modern neuroscience
  • Encourages the initiation of neuroscience programs in developing countries
  • Edited and authored by leading, international experts in neuroscience and related disciplines
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Edited and authored by a wealth of international experts in neuroscience and related disciplines, this key new resource aims to offer medical students and graduate researchers around the world a comprehensive introduction and overview of modern neuroscience.

Neuroscience research is certain to prove a vital element in combating mental illness in its various incarnations, a strategic battleground in the future of medicine, as the prevalence of mental disorders is becoming better understood each year. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by mental, behavioral, neurological and substance use disorders. The World Health Organization estimated in 2002 that 154 million people globally suffer from depression and 25 million people from schizophrenia; 91 million people are affected by alcohol use disorders and 15 million by drug use disorders. A more recent WHO report shows that 50 million people suffer from epilepsy and 24 million from Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Because neuroscience takes the etiology of disease—the complex interplay between biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors—as its object of inquiry, it is increasingly valuable in understanding an array of medical conditions. A recent report by the United States’ Surgeon General cites several such diseases: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, early-onset depression, autism, attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, anorexia nervosa, and panic disorder, among many others. Not only is this volume a boon to those wishing to understand the future of neuroscience, it also aims to encourage the initiation of neuroscience programs in developing countries, featuring as it does an appendix full of advice on how to develop such programs. With broad coverage of both basic science and clinical issues, comprising around 150 chapters from a diversity of international authors and including complementary video components, Neuroscience in the 21st Century in its second edition serves as a comprehensive resource to students and researchers alike.

About the authors

Donald W. Pfaff, Ph.D, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His laboratory has published more than 900 research papers and reviews. The author of several books on the brain and behavior, he received the 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing (medical science category) of the Association of American Publishers for his book, Brain Arousal and Information Theory.

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., is the Director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health.  She is a pioneer in the application of modern brain scanning techniques to the mechanisms of the addictive disorders so problematic to medicine and public health.  Her approaches are not limited to reward processes in the basal forebrain, and also include consideration of behavioral regulation by the prefrontal cortex.

Table of contents (145 chapters)

  • Water, Ions, Membranes, Pumps, and Transporters

    Papke, Roger L.

    Pages 3-27

  • Voltage-Gated Ion Channels

    Isom, Lori (et al.)

    Pages 29-59

  • Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors

    Sprengel, Rolf

    Pages 61-83

  • Signal Transduction-Dependent Channels

    Latorre, Ramon (et al.)

    Pages 85-112

  • Post-Synaptic Potentials and Action Potentials: Membrane Potentials

    Hendry, Stewart

    Pages 113-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroscience in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
From Basic to Clinical
Editors
  • Donald W. Pfaff
  • Nora D. Volkow
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eReference ISBN
978-1-4939-3474-4
Print + eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3487-4
Print ISBN
978-1-4939-3473-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
LV, 4155
Number of Illustrations and Tables
281 b/w illustrations, 1013 illustrations in colour
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