Thomas Heinbockel

Howard University United States of America

Dr. Thomas Heinbockel studied biology at Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. His studies of the brain started during his M.S. thesis work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Starnberg/Seewiesen, Germany. Dr. Heinbockel earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. After graduating, he worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Physiology, Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. Dr. Heinbockel presently serves as a Professor in the Department of Anatomy, at Howard University College of Medicine. He holds an adjunct faculty position in both the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology and the Department of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Heinbockel's research is focused on understanding how the brain processes information as it relates to neurological and psychiatric disorders. His laboratory at Howard University concentrates on topics such as drug development, organization of the olfactory and limbic systems, and neural signaling and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system.

Thomas Heinbockel

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This book discusses timely topics in the field of neurophysiology ranging from descriptions of nerve cells and glial cells to neural networks, sensory processing, neuroplasticity, neuropathophysiology, and human behavior. As such, all organizational levels of the nervous system are considered in one or more of the book’s twelve chapters. The chapters review or present novel findings and provide the reader with an overview of the current state of the art of neurophysiology research. They discuss research advances in different brain regions and experimental models. In addition, the book contributes to the training of current and future neuroscientists and, hopefully, will lead us on the path to curing some of the biggest challenges in human health.

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