"The author succeeded in performing what seemed to be an almost impossible mission: writing a comprehensive, updated and well-written textbook of neurobiology within reasonable spatial constraints....[An] especially attractive feature of this book is the delightful style of writing which makes reading a real pleasure....I strongly recommend this book as a textbook for undergraduate and medical students, or as a general reference book for neurobiology...it is far superior to other textbooks of its kind."--Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
"An excellent text for use in introductory Neuroscience courses for graduate students. It is well written, with very good illustrations, and covers the broad area of neurobiology."--Greg Maguire, University of Texas Medical School
From reviews of previous editions: "It is easy to be enthusiastic about this superb volume. It should become the required text for all first-year medical students and all graduate students in the neurosciences." --Journal of the American Medical Association
"Although there has been an explosive increase in factual information about the nervous system in the past decade, an integrated conceptual approach to understanding its workings has been sorely lacking, especially in introductory textbooks. This handsome book is the most lucid and comprehensive available to fill this void." --New England Journal of Medicine
About the Author
Gordon M. Shepherd is Professor of Neuroscience at Yale University. He is the author of The Synaptic Organization of the Brain (Oxford University Press, 1979).