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Monday, 22 August 2016
A good general book on neuroscience

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Whenever I give a presentation about the human brain, someone almost always comes up afterward and asks me whether I could recommend a good general book on neuroscience. In fact, there are several such books, but the one that I want to recommend here today offers a special advantage: you can buy a printed copy, but you can also access the entire book on the Internet for free!

The book that I’m talking about is Neuroscience, 2nd edition, edited by Dale Purves et al. and published by Sinauer Associates in 2001. It covers wide areas of modern neuroscience and is chock-full of very informative figures and tables.

There are just a few minor drawbacks with the Internet version accessible from the two links below. When you click the first link, you get 20 pages of results, listing 377 separate sections of the book in no apparent order. When you click the second link, you get the book’s preface and table of contents, but the chapter and section titles in the latter aren’t clickable. Another, possibly more justifiable limitation is that the hyperlinks for individual terms in the text take you to short definitions of the terms, instead of to pages that address each subject in more detail.

But since you get the whole book for free, these limitations don’t matter that much: if you’re looking for more substance, the online version of Neuroscience, 2nd edition will give you plenty to chew on!

i_lien Neuroscience. 2nd edition. Purves D,, Augustine G.J., Fitzpatrick D, et al., editors
i_lien Neuroscience. 2nd edition. Preface and Contents

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