The Brain, An Introduction to Neuroscience
Richard F. Thompson, 1985

This book was written to convey our current understanding of the workings of the brain and its nerve cells at an uncomplicated level. No background in science is assumed, and the few fundamental ideas needed from the physical sciences are given in the appendix.

Chapter 1. Brain and Neuron

Chapter 2. Neuron

Chapter 3. Membranes and Potentials

Chapter 4. Synaptic Transmission

Chapter 5. Neurotransmitters and Chemical Circuits in the Brain

Chapter 6. Peptides, Hormones and the Brain

Chapter 7. Sensory Processes

Chapter 8. Motor Control Systems

Chapter 9. The Life Cycle of the Brain: Development, Plasticity and Aging

Chapter 10. Brain and Behavior


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