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Fundamentals of Neurophysiology

Editors: Schmidt, Robert F. (Ed.)

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Although just two years have passed since the first English edition of this book, advances in neurophysiology have dictated considerable revision of most of the chapters. The chapters on synaptic transmis­ sion, motor systems, and the autonomie nervous system, for example, have been revised, extended, and in some parts entirely rewritten. In response to a frequently expressed wish, a chapter on the in­ tegrative functions of the nervous system has been added. Here the use of the term "integrative functions" expresses our lack of a better general term covering such diverse activities and states of the nervous system as waking, sleeping, dreaming, consciousness, speech, leam­ ing, and memory. This chapter also includes an introduction to the physiology of the cerebral cortex and the characteristics of the elec­ troencephalogram. Another new section is a chapter on the control-systems aspects of central nervous activity, a reßection of the fact that many processes, particularly those involving motor activity and the autonomie nervous system, can best be described and analyzed in terms of control theory. The previous Chapter 7, Sensory Systems, has been largely included in another volume, "Fundamentals of Sensory Physiology." Finally-again at the suggestion of readers-a bibliography has been added to guide the student further into the topics of the indi­ vidual chapters. Most of the references are re cent; they offer access to the current originalliterature.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Neurophysiology
Editors
  • Robert F. Schmidt
Translated by
Biedermann-Thorson, M.A.
Series Title
Springer Study Edition
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-01154-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-01154-6
Series ISSN
0172-6234
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
IX, 339
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 221 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
The original German edition appeared as Band 96 of the series: Heidelberger Taschenbücher
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