The Fifth edition finds the text of The Central Nervous System thoroughly updated and revised, better equipping students with essential information in the field of clinical neuroscience. This text, reviewed to reflect new information as well as understanding of student needs for critical thinking, contains the systematic, in-depth coverage of topics of great clinical interest. This text seamlessly integrates data from all fields of neuroscience as well as clinical neurology and psychology. This textbook presents the functional properties of clinically-relevant disorders by incorporating data from molecular biology to clinical neurology.
Key Features of the Fifth Edition Include...
· Chapters knit together by numerous cross-references and explanations, helping the reader to connect data.
· Carefully selected full color line drawings of the complexities of the nervous system.
· Extensive use of text-boxes provides in-depth material without disturbing the flow of reading.
· Provides a crucial list of references for further reading.
While most neurological textbooks are cobbled together by multiple authors on a variety of topics within the field, Dr. Brodal pulls together a cohesive and comprehensive guide to neuroscience. This book reflects Dr. Brodal's concise and easy-to-read style, encouraging reflection and critical thinking in established facts and scientific conjecture. This is the perfect reference for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students alike.
Table of Contents
Structure of the Neuron and Organization of Nervous Tissue
Neurotransmitters and Their Receptors
Parts of the Nervous System
The Coverings of the Brain and the Ventricular System
The Blood Supply of the CNS
Prenatal and Postnatal Development
The Nervous System and Aging
Restitution of Function after Brain Damage
Sensory Receptors in General
Peripheral Parts of the Somatosensory System
Central Parts of the Somatosensory System
The Visual System
The Auditory System
The Sense of Equilibrium
Olfaction and Taste
Motor Systems and Movements in General
The Peripheral Motor Neurons and Reflexes
The Motor Cortical Areas and Descending Pathways
The Basal Ganglia
Control of Eye Movements
The Reticular Formation: Premotor Networks, Consciousness, and Sleep
The Cranial Nerves
Visceral Efferent Neurons: The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Divisions
Sensory Visceral Neurons and Visceral Reflexes
The Central Autonomic System: The Hypothalamus
The Amygdala And other neuronal groups with relation to Emotions
The Hippocampal Formation: Learning and Memory
The Cerebral Cortex: Intrinsic Organization and Connections
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