Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book

ISBN-10: 0205162991
ISBN-13: 9780205162994
Edition: 1998
List price: $19.99
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/23/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Thousands of people inquire about and buy a competitor to this book each year. Unique layout compared to the competition! Text is on the left page with illustration on facing page. A cover flap can cover the illustration's labels for easy self-testing. Up-to-date information covers the latest findings. Available now! Acknowledging the difficulty many readers have when first attempting to learn about the brain's psychological functions, the authors of A Colorful Introduction to the Human Brain have created a book that makes the fascinating world of brain psychology research accessible to readers with little or no background in neuroscience. Readers learn the material in several steps. First they read through the introduction and definitions on the left page; then they color the illustration on the facing page; and finally they use the special cover flap to conceal the illustration labels while checking their knowledge, until they feel they have completely learned the material. Review exercises at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for self-assessment, with answers provided at the end of the book. 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.

All chapters include Introduction and Review Exercises
Preface
To The Reader
How to Use This Book
Basic Neuroanatomy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Functional Neuroanatomy
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
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
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
Motivational Systems of the Brain
Hypothalamus and Eating
Subfornical Organ and Deprivation-Induced Thirst
Mesotelencephalic Dopamine System and Pleasure
Neural Mechanisms

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