Nervous System Actions and Interactions: Concepts in Neurophysiology approaches the nervous system from a functional, rather than structural, point of view.
While all of the central topics of functional neuroscience are covered, these topics are organized from a neurophysiological perspective yielding chapters on subjects such as information storage and effector actions. Each chapter is organized around general concepts that then are further developed in the text. The authors attempt to establish a dialogue with the reader by means of proposed experiments and open ended questions that are designed to both reinforce and question the text. This volume is intended to be a book of ideas for the novice or seasoned researcher in neuroscience.
Information Important to Metazoans.
Selectivity by Accessory Structures.
Sensory Receptor Transduction.
Internal Transmission of Information.
Convergence of Information.
From Reception to Pattern Recognition and Perception.
Measurement of Neural Function.
Generation of the Membrane Potential.
Alteration of Membrane Potential.
Chemical Transmitters and Effectors.
Neural Dynamic Effects.
Neural Network Operations.
Mind: A Transition Function.
Appendices. Concepts. Notes. Glossary.