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Neuroscience Learning Trends Series

By: , Posted on: September 11, 2015


Elsevier Science & Technology Books is providing this series of free digital volumes to support and encourage learning and development in Neuroscience. Each volume includes content excerpts focused on a central theme to give the reader an introduction to new ideas and information on that topic. Thank you for being a part of the Elsevier community!

20150847_Neuro_Learning_Trends_ePub_Cover_095_R1A Primer for a Career in Neuroscience

This digital volume is available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats and contains excerpts from our popular Academic Press Neuroscience portfolio.

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If you like the excerpted content in this free digital edition, the full titles are available for purchase via the Elsevier Store, or view them online now if your institution has purchased via ScienceDirect!


Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Excerpt from the book Fundamental Neuroscience, 4thEdition, by Floyd E. Bloom
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2. Shared Mechanisms of Disease
Excerpt from the book Diseases of the Nervous System, by Harald Sontheimer
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3. An Introduction: A Clinical Neuroscientist and Disorders of the Brain, by Guy McKhann
Excerpt from the book Neurobiology of Brain Disorders, by Guy McKhann
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4. Introduction to the Neuropsychopharmacology of Drug Addiction
Excerpt from the bookDrugs, Addiction, and the Brain, by George F. Koob, Michael A. Arends and Michel Le Moal
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5. Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue
Excerpt from the book From Molecules to Networks, 3rd Edition, by Patrick R. Hof, Grahame Kidd, Javier DeFelipe, Jean de Vellis, Miguel A. Gama Sosa, Gregory A. Elder, Bruce D. Trapp
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6. Cell Biology of the Nervous System
Excerpt from the book Basic Neurochemistry, 8thEdition, by Scott T. Brady, Leon Tai
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7. Brain Imaging
Excerpt from the book Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience, by Bernard Baars and Nicole M. Gage
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