Brain Repair

Brain Repair

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Here is a book that anyone interested in how the brain works will find fascinating and enjoyable. Written in a highly readable style, the book looks at how the damaged brain can be repaired and reconstructed. The key to neuroscience's most exciting discoveries to date is the theory that is rapidly gaining adherents in the scientific community - the theory of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity stresses that cells throughout the brain can not only regenerate, but can adapt their function to assume critical roles once performed by damaged tissue. The author explains how the brain manufactures complex chemicals that foster growth in damaged brain cells, and how misguided ideas can adversely affect how physicians treat patients. A best-selling volume in France and Spain, Brain Repair provides a vividly written, wide-ranging look at the leading edge of one of science's most exciting frontiers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195119185
  • 9780195119183

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"Fascinating and helful in better understanding the brain."--The New England Journal of Medicine"Justifiable optimism is the theme of this carefully thought-out, clearly written book."--Booklistshow more

About Donald G. Stein

Donald G. Stein is Professor of Psychobiology and former Dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University. Simon Brailowsky is Professor of Neuroscience at the National University of Mexico. Bruno Will is Professor of Behavioral neuroscience at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France.show more

Table of contents

1. How the brain functions: A brief chronology of a long history ; 2. Looking into the living brain ; 3. Neuronal and synaptic plasticity: Neurons at work ; 4. Regeneration, repair and reorganization ; 5. Factors in the brain that enhance growth and repair ; 6. Age, time, and plasticity ; 7. Brain transplants as therapy for brain injuries ; 8. The pharmacology of brain injury repair ; 9. Environment, brain function and brain repair ; 10. Where do we go from here?show more

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