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Mark F. Bear, Barry W. Connors, Michael A. Paradiso
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 857 pages
Widely praised for its student-friendly style and exceptional artwork and pedagogy, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain is a leading undergraduate textbook on the biology of the brain and the systems that underlie behavior. This edition provides increased coverage of taste and smell, circadian rhythms, brain development, and developmental disorders and includes new information on molecular mechanisms and functional brain imaging. Path of Discovery boxes, written by leading researchers, highlight major current discoveries. In addition, readers will be able to assess their knowledge of neuroanatomy with the Illustrated Guide to Human Neuroanatomy, which includes a perforated self-testing workbook. This edition's robust ancillary package includes a bound-in student CD-ROM, an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, a Connection Website, and LiveAdvise: Neuroscience online student tutoring.

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I have encountered very few books as good as this. It covers most of what I need for my course and background info such as anatomy diagrams. Its a great format and so easy to read, with difficult concepts explained in terms of common situations. Great book, only flaw is somethings aren't discussed to the level of detail I need so I then turn to other resources, though I see this as an inevitable flaw. Fantastic book, cannot speak more highly of it! 

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Glia or glial cells are thought to contribute to brain functin mainly by insulating,supporting,nourishing neughboring neurons.
Neurons are the most important cells for the unique functions of the
brain , it is the neuron that sense changes in the environment, communicate these changes to other neurons and command the body's responses to these sensations. 

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