Who's Who of the Brain A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They Do

ISBN-10: 1843104709
ISBN-13: 9781843104704
Edition: 2008
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Description: Meet the inhabitants of the brain in this reader-friendly introduction to what the brain is and how it works. Residents include Frederick Foresight (the frontal cortex), Mayor of Cephalton-upon-Ridge, who is the 'big picture' person responsible for  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Meet the inhabitants of the brain in this reader-friendly introduction to what the brain is and how it works. Residents include Frederick Foresight (the frontal cortex), Mayor of Cephalton-upon-Ridge, who is the 'big picture' person responsible for planning and decision-making; Sage Seahorse (the hippocampus), who has an astonishing memory for times, names and places; Annie Almond (the amygdala), the community's alarm system who is always on the alert; and many other fellow citizens. Each character is introduced and their appearance, role and key functions in the brain explained. The authors also show what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate using examples of classic clinical cases. This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain. Book jacket.

Acknowledgements
Preface
A Community called Cephalton-upon-Ridge
Introducing the Community and Characters of Cephalton-upon-Ridge
The Cerebral Cortex
Fredrick Foresight: the Frontal Lobes
Rochelle Ringbond: the Cingulate Gyrus
Dudley Doit: the Motor Cortex
Cherry and Charles Chatterley: Broca's and Wernicke's Areas
Melissa Mirrorwood: the Somatosensory Cortex
Maurice Mapply: the Parietal Lobes
Penelope Panorama: the Occipital Lobes
Lilly Listentale: the Temporal Lobes
Brenda Bridgehead: the Insula
The Subcortex
Christopher Crosstalk: the Corpus Callosum
Sage Seahorse: the Hippocampus
Annie Almond: the Amygdala
Priscilla Prizeman and Olivia Orgasmia: the Nucleus Accumbens and Septal Nuclei
Corrie O'Graphie: the Basal Ganglia
Felicity Feelall: the Thalamus
Uma Underbride and Horace Hormone: the Hypothalamus and Pituitary
The Brain Stem, Cerebellum and Beyond
Fay Faceandear and Sam Swallowtalk: the Pons and Medulla
Frank Finesse: the Cerebellum
Rosie Reaction and the Downtown Dream Team: the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and the Reticular Formation (RF)
The Community as a Whole
Cephalton in Action: The Annual Ball
Glossary
The Authors
Index

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