The Central Nervous System

The Central Nervous System : Structure and Function

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This integrated, clinically-orientated textbook on nervous system structure and function is designed to provide medical students with a sound basis for clinical thinking. It provides clear, concise descriptions of brain structures and their functional properties, incorporating data from molecular biology, clinical neurology and psychobiology. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition goes further than the first in integrating material from all fields of neuroscience and in discussing brain-behaviour relationships. There are two additional chapters, one on development, ageing and plasticity of the nervous system, the other on the general features of sensory receptors. There is also new material throughout the text on such topics as cortical processing and its imaging, consciousness and sleep, cognitive functions of the cerebellum, the functional organization of the basal forebrain, pain, clinical disturbances of the somatosensory system, colour vision and cerebral lateralization. In addition, the text has been reorganized to improve its clarity in places, including the chapters on the hypothalamus, the peripheral autonomic nervous system, and the cerebral cortex.This book is intended for first-year medical students in neuroanatomy or neuroscience courses and advanced medical more

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  • Hardback | 687 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 35.56mm | 1,927.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 43 halftones, 253 line drawings, 3 tables, bibliography
  • 0195117417
  • 9780195117417

Table of contents

I. Main Features of Structure and Function. 1: . Cellular Elements of Nervous Tissue. 2: Functional Properties of Neurons. 3: The Different Parts of the Nervous System. 4: Development, Aging, and Plasticity of the Nervous System. 5: How are the Structure and Function of the Nervous System Studied?. II. Sensory Systems. 6: Sensory Receptors in General. 7: The Somatosensory System. 8: The Visual System. 9: The Auditory System. 10: Olfaction and Taste. III. Motor Systems. 11: The Peripheral Motor Neurons. 12: Central Motor Pathways. 13: The Basal Ganglia. 14: The Cerebellum. IV. The Brain Stem and The Cranial Nerves. 15: Reticular Formation. 16: Cranial Nerves. V. The Autonomic Nervous System. 17: Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System. 18: Central Autonomic System: Hypothalamus. VI. The Cerebral Cortex and Limbic System. 19: Limbic Structures. 20: Cerebral Cortexshow more

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Praise for the first edition: "This reviewer strongly recommends this [one of the two] best of the current books available for learning neuroanatomy."--Choice"Modern in its approach and achieves its effect without burying the reader in anatomical detail or by cutting the corners of accuracy in the interests of abbreviation....Retains clarity of presentation and simple, easy-to-read style."--TINS"Primarily for use by undergraduate students of medicine, physiotherapy and psychology....Successfully written to generate and maintain interest, an objective assisted in great measure by some excellent line diagrams and photomicrographs....Not only a first-class text, it is also an excellent value for the money."--Times Higher Education Supplement"Well-written and easy to read for those with some prior knowledge of the nervous system. In many areas it goes in-depth discussing up-to-date views on the functional organization of the brain. Many, who wish to expand their knowledge of the structure and function of the nervous system, can find inspiration by reading this book."--Journal of the Danish Medical Associationshow more

About Per Brodal

About the author: Per Brodal, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Anatomy at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been working on experimental neuroanatomy for the past 20 more

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