The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders

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The Human Brain Book is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each of us what we are - unique individuals. It combines the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations and imaging techniques to provide an incomparable insight into every facet of the brain. Layer by layer, it reveals the fascinating details of this remarkable structure, covering all the key anatomy and delving into the inner workings of the mind, unlocking its many mysteries, and helping you to understand what's going on in those millions of little gray and white cells.

Tricky concepts are illustrated and explained with clarity and precision, as The Human Brain Book looks at how the brain sends messages to the rest of the body, how we think and feel, how we perform unconscious actions (for example, breathing), explores the nature of genius, asks why we behave the way we do, explains how we see and hear things, and how and why we dream. Physical and psychological disorders affecting the brain and nervous system are clearly illustrated and summarized in easy-to-understand terms.

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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Aug 31, 2009
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780756662158
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Anatomy
Medical / Neuroscience
Medical / Research
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This content is DRM protected.
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The 3rd Edition of this popular atlas offers you a systematic approach to the gross anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, and the brainstem. With an emphasis on major structures and concepts, and a careful selection of photographed sections, explanatory diagrams, and brief text, you'll find the guidance you need to better understand this complex subject. Unlabelled photographs juxtaposed with faded-out versions of the same photographs with important structures outlined and labelled allows you to view a section as you would in real life.Shows unlabelled and labelled photographs and diagrams of brain sections on the same page Incorporates diagrams of the functional systems of the CNS with actual brain and spinal cord sections Includes a glossary of over 260 terms mentioned in the book that elucidates every part of the atlasFeatures enlarged section photographs that provide increased clarity of structures and detail for easier viewing. Includes color in previously black and white photographs in the opening "guided tour" summaries allowing you to follow and interpret what you see more clearly. Presents new material on meninges · ventricles · and blood supply to increase your knowledge of brain function and activity. Combines substantially expanded clinical coverage with angiograms for a better understanding of the anatomy. Provides an illustrated glossary containing 152 color images. This title includes additional media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included.
Popular for its highly visual and easy-to-follow approach, Nolte's The Human Brain helps demystify the complexities of the gross anatomy of the brain, spinal cord and brainstem. A clear writing style, interesting examples and visual cues bring this extremely complicated subject to life and more understandable. Get the depth of coverage you need with discussions on all key topics in functional neuroanatomy and neuroscience, giving you well-rounded coverage of this complex subject.

Zero in on the key information you need to know

with highly templated, concise chapters that reinforce and expand your knowledge.

Develop a thorough, clinically relevant understanding

through clinical examples providing a real-life perspective.

Gain a greater understanding

of every concept through a glossary of key terms that elucidates every part of the text; 3-dimensional brain. Acquaint yourself with the very latest advancements in the field with many illustrations using the most current neuroimaging techniques, reflecting recent developments and changes in understanding.

Keep up with the latest knowledge in neural plasticity

including formation, modification, and repair of connections, with coverage of learning and memory, as well as the coming revolution in ways to fix damaged nervous systems, trophic factors, stem cells, and more.

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