Fundamentals of Neurophysiology

  • Robert F. Schmidt

Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. R. F. Schmidt
    Pages 1-18
  3. J. Dudel
    Pages 19-68
  4. R. F. Schmidt
    Pages 69-102
  5. J. Dudel
    Pages 126-154
  6. R. F. Schmidt
    Pages 155-200
  7. W. Jänig
    Pages 216-269
  8. Robert F. Schmidt
    Pages 317-322
  9. Robert F. Schmidt
    Pages 323-325
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 327-346

About this book


Again rapid advances in the brain sciences have made it necessary, after only a few years, to issue a revised edition of this text. All the chapters have been reviewed and brought up to date, and some have been largely rewritten. The major revision has occurred in the chap­ ters on the autonomic nervous system and the integrative functions of the central nervous system. But in the discussion of the motor systems and other subjects as well, recent insights have necessitated certain conceptual modifications. In the description of the autonomic nervous system, the role of the intestinal innervation has been brought out more clearly than before. In addition, there is a new presentation of the physiology of smooth muscle fibers, and more attention has been paid to the postsynaptic adrenergic receptors, because of the increasing therapeutic signifi­ cance of the at f3 receptor concept. A substantial section on the genital reflexes in man and woman, including the extragenital changes during copulation, has also been added. The text on the integrative functions of the central nervous system has been expanded to include, for the first time, material on brain metabolism and blood flow and their dependence on the activity of the brain. Reference is also made to recent results of research on split­ brain and aphasic patients and on memory, as well as on the physiol­ ogy of sleeping and dreaming.


anatomy attention brain central nervous system cortex metabolism muscle nervous system neurophysiology physiology receptor smooth muscle spinal cord sympathetic activity tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiologisches Institut der Universität KielKielFederal Republik of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96147-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9553-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6234
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