For the instructor of Introduction to Neuroscience or Neurobiology courses with students who are intimidated by the study of the brain, our textbook From Neuron to Brain is designed to present difficult material on the nervous system through the process of experimentation. Lines of research are followed from the inception of an idea to new findings being made in laboratories and clinics today, allowing students to follow the path of experimentation toward an understanding of how the nervous system works. Nicholls et al. have built a readable and informative text that explains how nerve cells go about their business of transmitting signals, how the signals are put together, and how higher function emerges from this integration, all in an accessible and exciting way that will appeal to students. From Neuron to Brain, Sixth Edition and its exploration of the intricate workings of the nervous system will be of interest to instructors teaching undergraduate, graduate, and medical school courses in neuroscience.
About the authors
Robert Martin, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is professor of law at the University of Western Ontario where he teaches constitutional law and Media Law. He is also secretary-treasurer of the Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication. Professor Martin has taught extensively in Africa where he has held appointments in law at the National University of Lesotho, the University of Mauritius, the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and the University of Nairobi (Kenya). He is the author of numerous books and articles including Media Law (1996) in Irwin Law's Essentials of Canadian Law series, and the editor of Speaking Freely: Expression and the Law in the Commonwealth (1999), published by Irwin Law and the Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication.
David Brown is a senior associate at the Public Policy Forum in Ottawa, and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
"I've developed my entire course from this textbook! Anything that is not included, I supplement with research papers." --Taryn Grieder, University of Toronto
"I like using From Neuron to Brain for this introductory neurobiology course, because it covers many topics of my course very well, especially the basic principles of electrical and chemical signaling along with the corresponding techniques. It is a reasonable length and is not as large as Principles of Neural Science by Kandel et al." --Daniel M. Suter, Purdue University
"Many textbooks are a catalog of discovered facts. From Neuron to Brain contextualizes neuroscience through experimental findings. Students explore neuroscience through the rich stories of experimental discovery. It is a much richer and fulfilling way to be introduced to the field." --J. David Spafford, University of Waterloo
"Yes - From Neuron to Brain provides the best available coverage of topics for my course in a format and level of detail that is appropriate for advanced undergraduates." --Stephen Meriney, University of Pittsburgh