Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading for 1st year DTC students.


During the first semester we study a Neuroscience textbook:

  • Neuroscience by Dale Purves, et al. Sinauer Associates. (2012) ISBN: 9780878939671

Suggested Reading

The following is an additional reading list that you might find useful in familiarising yourself with neuroscience:

  •  Neuroscience at a Glance by Roger Barker and Stephen Barasi.  John Wiley and Sons. ISBN: 9781405150453. 3rd edition (20 March 2008)

  • Molecular Biology of the Cell by John Wilson and Tim Hunt. Taylor & Francis Inc.,  Garland Publishing Inc. ISBN: 0815341105. 5th revised edition (2 January 2008)

  • Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain by Mark F Bear, Barry W. Connors & Michael A Paradiso. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 0781760038.  (1 February 2006)

  • From Neuron to Brain by John G. Nicholls, Bruce G. Wallace, Paul A. Fuchs and A. Robert. Martin Sinauer Assoc. ISBN: 0878934391. 4th edition (15 January 2001)
  • Principles of Neural Science by Eric R. Kandel (Editor), James H. Schwartz (Editor) & Thomas M. Jessell. McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange. ISBN: 0838577016. 4th edition (5 January 2000)

  • Fundamental Neuroscience by Michael J. Zigmond, Floyd Bloom, Story C. Landis, and Larry R. Squire (Editors). Academic Press. ISBN: 0127808701. 1st edition (15 January 1999)

  • Neurobiology by Gordon M. Shepherd. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0195088433. 3rd edition (June 1997)

  • Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology by Daniel Johnston and Samuel Miao-sin Wu. MIT Press Ltd. ISBN: 0262100533. (15 December 1994)


Computational modelling of neural systems – these books focus on computational interpretation of neuroscience:

  • Principles of Computational Modelling in Neuroscience by David Willshaw, Adnrew Gillies, David Sterratt and Bruce Graham. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521877954. (30 June 2011)
  • Computational Modeling Methods for Neuroscientists (Computational Neuroscience Series) by Erik De Schutter. MIT Press Ltd.  ISBN: 0262013274 (9 October 2009)
  • Theoretical Neuroscience: Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems by Peter Dayan and L. F. Abbott. MIT Press; ISBN: 0262041995. 1st edition (1 December 2001)

  • Computational Explorations in Cognitive Neuroscience: Understanding the Mind by Simulating the Brain by Randall C. O'Reilly, Yuko Munakata and James L. McClelland. MIT Press. ISBN: 0262650541. 1st edition (4 September 2000)

  • Methods in Neuronal Modeling: From Ions to Networks by Christof Koch, Idan Segev (Editors). MIT Press; ISBN: 0262112310; 2nd edition (4 June 1998)

  • Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons by Christof Koch. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0195104919. (November 1998)

  • The Computational Brain by Patricia S. Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski. MIT Press. ISBN: 0262531208. Reprint edition (3 February 1994)


If you have any books in your room please email details to the DTC Adminstrative Assistant so that an up to date record can be kept of the DTC books available to all students. If you need additional books for your research, you can request them.