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Foundations of Neuroscience

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Casey Henley, Michigan State University

Copyright Year: 2021

ISBN 13: 9781626101098

Publisher: Michigan State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Annalee Tull Lanier, Assistant Professor, Emory and Henry College on 8/15/23

The textbook allowed for people unfamiliar with terms a chance to familiarize themselves in an easily comprehensible way. read more

Reviewed by John Meitzen, University Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, North Carolina State University on 7/17/22

Congratulations to Dr. Henley for producing an accessible open text option for neuroscience. This is a commendable effort that will be useful to both instructors and students of neuroscience. The target audience for this resource is undergraduate... read more

Reviewed by Anthony Krafnick, Assistant Professor, Dominican University on 3/16/22

This rating comes with an asterisk because it is still a work in progress. In the introduction it is noted that more chapters and sections are coming. At the date of this review it would not fully cover an introductory neuroscience class if you... read more

Reviewed by Aparna Shah, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech on 12/28/21

This text covers a wide range of topics; however, some that would be helpful to include for a typical Introductory Neuroscience course are currently missing even on the list of topics that are intended to be covered in the near future. Examples... read more

Reviewed by Alfredo Zuniga, Visiting Assistant Professor, Earlham College on 12/28/21

Foundations of Neuroscience by Casey Henley is an excellent introductory neuroscience textbook that covers nearly all essential concepts for an introductory class. The material covering the neuron, neuronal communication, nervous system... read more

Reviewed by George Vidal, Assistant Professor, James Madison University on 10/21/21

I am so pleased to see an excellent, clear, concise, and consistent open textbook on basic neuroscience concepts and facts. I wish I had been made aware of this book earlier! It is difficult to provide a truly comprehensive overview of all of... read more

Reviewed by Elizabeth Hayden, Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State University on 6/12/21

The book is comprehensive with regard to neuronal structure, function, communication, nervous system organization, as well as sensory and motor systems. However, the text does not address neurological disorders, mental illness and treatments. read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Neuron Structure & Function
  • II. Neuronal Communication
  • III. Nervous System Organization
  • IV. Sensory Systems
  • V. Motor System
  • VI. Behavior

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  • About the Book

    Foundations of Neuroscience is aimed at undergraduate students new to the field of neuroscience. The first edition specifically targets students enrolled in Neurobiology at Michigan State University and primarily contains topics covered in that course.

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