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A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain By John P. J. Pinel

A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain
by John P. J. Pinel

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Suitable for readers with no background in neuroscience, this book helps readers learn the material in several steps. It provides an introduction and definitions. It features illustration labels which help them check their knowledge. It also includes review exercises at the end of each chapter with answers provided at the end of the book.
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A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book by John P. J. Pinel

The purpose of this book is to capture the imagination of students, health professionals, and lay people alike as they learn basic human neuroanatomy. By introducing the structure of the human brain, it renders the fascinating world of brain-and-psychology research totally accessible to interested novices. One consequence of the current explosion of knowledge about the human brain is that coverage of the brain in many introductory texts is often inadequate and, as a result, students have difficulty delving into relevant areas of modern brain research in their senior years. Accordingly, this book can be used effectively as a supplemental text in first and second-year courses to flesh out coverage of human brain anatomy, or it can be used in more senior courses to provide students with the systematic introduction to human neuroanatomy that was lacking in previous courses.

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About John P. J. Pinel


John Pinel, a professor of biopsychology at the University of British Columbia, is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific articles. However, he is best known for his reader-oriented writing. His clear concise introductions to behavioral neuroscience have inspired, enthralled, and amused a generation of students and lay people.

Table of Contents


All chapters include "Introduction" and "Review Exercises."

Preface.


To The Reader.


How to Use This Book.

I.BASIC NEUROANATOMY.

1.Organization of the Human Nervous System.

Divisions of the Nervous System.

Divisions of the Central Nervous System.

Divisions of the Peripheral Nervous System.

Organization of the Spinal Cord.

Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System.

The Endocrine System.

2.Planes and Directions in the Human Nervous System.

Planes in the Human Brain.

Directions in the Human Nervous System.

Sides of the Human Nervous System.

3.Cells of the Nervous System.

The Neuron: Its Major Regions.

The Neuron: Structures of the Cell Body.

The Neuron: Structures of the Terminal Buttons.

Neural Conduction Through Dendrites and Cell Body.

Axonal Conduction and Synaptic Transmission.

Glial Cells and Saltatory Conduction.

The Neuron Cell Membrane and Receptors.

4.Early Development of the Human Nervous System.

Development of the Neural Tube.

Six Processes of Early Neural Development.

Early Development of the Brain's Three Major Divisions.

Early Development of the Brain's Five Divisions.

Axon Growth: Correctly Wiring the Nervous System.

5.Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain.

Cerebral Hemispheres and Brain Stem.

The Five Divisions of the Mature Brain.

The Meninges.

The Cerebral Ventricles.

Tracts and Nuclei.

The Cerebral Commissures.

The Cranial Nerves.

6.Major Structures of the Brain Stem.

Major Structures of the Myelencephalon.

Major Structures of the Metencephalon.

Major Structures of the Mesencephalon.

Diencephalon: The Thalamus.

Diencephalon: The Hypothalamus.

The Hypothalamus and Pituitary.

7.Major Structures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

Major Fissures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

Lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

Major Gyri of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

The Cerebral Cortex.

Divisions of the Cerebral Cortex.

Primary Sensory and Motor Areas.

Subcortical Structures: The Limbic System.

Subcortical Structures: The Basal Ganglia.

II.FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY.

8.Sensory Systems of the Central Nervous System.

Visual System: From Eye to Cortex.

Cortical Visual Areas.

Auditory System: From Ear to Cortex.

Cortical Auditory Areas.

Somatosensory System: From Receptors to Cortex.

Cortical Somatosensory Areas.

The Descending Analgesia Circuit.

9.Sensorimotor Pathways of the Central Nervous System.

Sensorimotor Cortical Pathways.

Primary Motor Cortex.

The Descending Dorsolateral Motor Pathways.

The Descending Ventromedial Motor Pathways.

The Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia.

Parkinson's Disease and the Nigrostriatal Pathway.

10.Brain Structures and Memory.

Hippocampal Formation and Memory: The Case of H.M.

Rhinal Cortex and Memory.

Hippocampus and Spatial Memory.

Medial Diencephalon and Memory: Korsakoff's Amnesia.

Basal Forebrain and Memory: Alzheimer's Amnesia.

11.Motivational Systems of the Brain.

Hypothalamus and Eating.

Subfornical Organ and Deprivation-Induced Thirst.

Mesotelencephalic Dopamine System and Pleasure.

Neural Mechanisms of Fear and Anxiety.

Reticular Formation and Sleep.

Suprachiasmatic Nucleus and Circadian Rhythms.

Brain Stem Sex Circuits.

12.Cortical Localization of Language and Thinking.

The Wernicke-Geschwind Model of Language.

Cortical Areas Involved in Reading: Mapped by PET.

Cortical Areas Involved in Naming Objects: Mapped by Stimulation.

Cortical Areas Involved in Thinking: Mapped by Blood Flow Measurement.

Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Effects of Prefrontal Cortex Lesions.

Answers to Review Exercises.
Index.

Additional information

GOR001206087
A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book by John P. J. Pinel
John P. J. Pinel
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
1997-10-21
226
0205162991
9780205162994
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