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The approachable, comprehensive guide to neurobiology Neurobiology rolls the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system into one complex area of study. Neurobiology For Dummies breaks down the specifics of the topic in a fun, easy-to-understand manner. The book is perfect for students in a variety of scientific fields ranging from neuroscience and biology to pharmacology, health science, and more. With a complete overview of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the nervous system, this complete resource makes short work of the ins and outs of neurobiology so you can…mehr

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The approachable, comprehensive guide to neurobiology Neurobiology rolls the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system into one complex area of study. Neurobiology For Dummies breaks down the specifics of the topic in a fun, easy-to-understand manner. The book is perfect for students in a variety of scientific fields ranging from neuroscience and biology to pharmacology, health science, and more. With a complete overview of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the nervous system, this complete resource makes short work of the ins and outs of neurobiology so you can understand the details quickly. Dive into this fascinating guide to an even more fascinating subject, which takes a step-by-step approach that naturally builds an understanding of how the nervous system ties into the very essence of human beings, and what that means for those working and studying in the field of neuroscience. The book includes a complete introduction to the subject of neurobiology. * Gives you an overview of the human nervous system, along with a discussion of how it's similar to that of other animals * Discusses various neurological disorders, such as strokes, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia * Leads you through a point-by-point approach to describe the science of perception, including how we think, learn, and remember Neurobiology For Dummies is your key to mastering this complex topic, and will propel you to a greater understanding that can form the basis of your academic and career success.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons / John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. April 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 189mm x 235mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 560g
  • ISBN-13: 9781118689318
  • ISBN-10: 1118689313
  • Artikelnr.: 40127162
Autorenporträt
Frank Amthor, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Alabama and holds a secondary appointment in the UAB Medical School Department of Neurobiology. He has been an NIH-supported researcher for over 20 years and has published over 100 journal articles and conference abstracts.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Neurobiology 5 Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Neurobiology 7 Chapter 2: Building Neurons from Molecules 23 Chapter 3: Gating the Membrane: Ion Channels and Membrane Potentials 47 Chapter 4: Sending Signals: Chemical Release and Electrical Activation 67 Part II: Neuroanatomy: Organizing the Nervous System 83 Chapter 5: Movement Basics: Muscles and Motor Neurons 85 Chapter 6: The Spinal Cord and the Autonomic Nervous System 101 Chapter 7: The Busy Brain: Brainstem
Limbic System
Hypothalamus
and Reticular Formation 123 Chapter 8: Generating Behavior: Basal Ganglia
Thalamus
Motor Cor tex
and Frontal Cor tex 145 Chapter 9: Topping It Off: The Neocortex 159 Part III: Perceiving the World
Thinking
Learning
and Remembering 183 Chapter 10: Looking at Vision and Hearing 185 Chapter 11: Feeling
Smelling
and Tasting 211 Chapter 12: Memory and Learning 233 Chapter 13: The Frontal Lobes and Executive Brain 253 Chapter 14: Language
Intelligence
Emotions
and Consciousness 265 Part IV: Developmental
Neurological
and Mental Disorders and Treatments 283 Chapter 15: Developing the Brain and Nervous System 285 Chapter 16: Movement Disorders 309 Chapter 17: Brain Dysfunction and Mental Illness 325 Chapter 18: Making Better Brains 341 Part V: The Part of Tens 355 Chapter 19: The Ten Most Important Brain Circuits 357 Chapter 20: Ten Technologies Revolutionizing Brain Science 365 Index 373