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Neuroscience for Dummies

ISBN-10: 1118086864

ISBN-13: 9781118086865

Edition: 2011

Authors: Frank Amthor

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Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience Research into the human brain has exploded in recent years, and neuroscience has become a major program at many universities and a required course for a wide range of studies. Neuroscience For Dummies tracks to an introductory neuroscience class, giving you an understanding of the brain's structure and function, as well as a look into the relationship between memory, learning, emotions, and the brain. Providing insight into the biology of mental illness and a glimpse at future treatments and applications of neuroscience, Neuroscience For Dummies is a fascinating read for students and general interest readers alike. The brain holds the secrets to our personalities, our use of language, our love of music, and our memories. Neuroscience For Dummies looks at how this complex structure works, according to the most recent scientific discoveries, illustrated by helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes. Helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes enhance material The latest scientific discoveries are sprinkled throughout Tracks to a typical introductory neuroscience class From how the brain works to how you feel emotions, Neuroscience For Dummies offers a comprehensive overview of the fascinating study of the human brain.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Introduction
Introducing Your Nervous System
A Quick Trip through the Nervous System
All about the Brain and Spinal Cord
Understanding How Neurons Work
Translating the Internal and External World through Your Senses
Feeling Your Way: The Skin Senses
Looking at Vision
Sounding Off: The Auditory System
Odors and Taste
Moving Right Along: Motor Systems
Movement Basics
Coordinating Things More: The Spinal Cord and Pathways
Planning and Executing Actions
Unconscious Actions with Big Implications
Intelligence: The Thinking Brain and Consciousness
Understanding Intelligence, Consciousness, and Emotions
How the Brain Processes Thoughts
The Executive Brain
Learning and Memory
Developing and Modifying Brain Circuits: Plasticity
Neural Dysfunctions, Mental Illness, and Drugs That Affect the Brain
The Part of Tens
Ten Crucial Brain Structures
Ten Tricks of Neurons That Make Them Do What They Do
Ten Amazing Facts about the Brain
Ten Promising Treatments for the Future
Index