A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book / Edition 2

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This hands-on workbook provides an easy and enjoyable means of learning and reviewing the fundamentals of human neuroanatomy through the acclaimed directed-coloring method.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205548743
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/3/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 54,543
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Pinel, the author of Biopsychology, obtained his PhD from McGill University in Montreal. He worked briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before taking up his current position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Professor Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific papers; however, he feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment. “It ties together everything that I love about my job: students, teaching, writing, and research.”

When asked about his personal interests, Professor Pinel speaks glowingly of his partner, Maggie, and son, Greg. The high quality of the illustrations in Biopsychology is largely attributable to the effort and talents of Maggie, who is an artist and technical writer. Greg is currently completing his PhD at the London School of Economics, specializing in social and educational programs for indigenous peoples.

“I get most of my exercise by rehearsing and performing West African drum rhythms,” Professor Pinel says. “For a peak mental and physical experience, a bit of Kpanlogo with my friend, Nigerian drum master Kwasi Iruoje is hard to beat.” Most of Professor Pinel’s relaxation comes from cuddling his cats, Sambala, Rastaman, and Squeak.

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Table of Contents


To The Reader.

How to Use This Book.


Chapter 1: Organization of the Human Nervous System.


1.1 Divisions of the Nervous System.

1.2 Divisions of the Central Nervous System.

1.3 Divisions of the Peripheral Nervous System.

1.4 Organization of the Spinal Cord.

1.5 Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System.

1.6 The Endocrine System.

Review Exercises

Chapter 2: Planes and Directions in the Human Nervous System.


2.1 Planes in the Human Brain.

2.2 Directions in the Human Nervous System.

2.3 Sides of the Human Nervous System.

Review Exercises

Chapter 3: Cells of the Nervous System.


3.1 The Neuron: Its Major Regions.

3.2 The Neuron: Structures of the Cell Body.

3.3 The Neuron: Structures of the Terminal Buttons.

3.4 Neural Conduction Through Dendrites and Cell Body.

3.5 Axonal Conduction and Synaptic Transmission.

3.6 Myelination and Saltatory Conduction.

3.7 The Neuron Cell Membrane and Receptors.

3.8 Glial Cells

Review Exercises

Chapter 4: Early Development of the Human Nervous System.


4.1 Development of the Neural Tube.

4.2 Six Processes of Early Neural Development.

4.3 Early Development of the Brain's Three Major Divisions.

4.4 Early Development of the Brain's Five Divisions.

4.5 Axon Growth: Correctly Wiring the Nervous System.

4.6 Adult Neurogenesis

Review Exercises

Chapter 5: Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain.


5.1 Cerebral Hemispheres and Brain Stem.

5.2 The Five Divisions of the Mature Brain.

5.3 The Meninges.

5.4 The Cerebral Ventricles.

5.5 Tracts and Nuclei.

5.6 The Cerebral Commissures.

5.7 The Cranial Nerves.

Review Exercises

Chapter 6: Major Structures of the Brain Stem.


6.1 Major Structures of the Myelencephalon.

6.2 Major Structures of the Metencephalon.

6.3 Major Structures of the Mesencephalon.

6.4 Diencephalon: The Thalamus.

6.5 Diencephalon: The Hypothalamus.

6.6 The Hypothalamus and Pituitary.

Review Exercises

Chapter 7: Major Structures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.


7.1 Major Fissures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

7.2 Lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

7.3 Major Gyri of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

7.4 The Cerebral Cortex.

7.5 Divisions of the Cerebral Cortex.

7.6 Primary Sensory and Motor Areas.

7.7 Subcortical Structures: The Limbic System.

7.8 Subcortical Structures: The Basal Ganglia.

Review Exercises


Chapter 8: Sensory Systems of the Central Nervous System.


8.1 Visual System: From Eye to Cortex.

8.2 Cortical Visual Areas.

8.3 Auditory System: From Ear to Cortex.

8.4 Cortical Auditory Areas.

8.5 Somatosensory System: From Receptors to Cortex.

8.6 Cortical Somatosensory Areas.

8.7 The Descending Analgesia Circuit.

Review Exercises

Chapter 9: Sensorimotor Pathways of the Central Nervous System.


9.1 Sensorimotor Cortical Pathways.

9.2 Primary Motor Cortex.

9.3 The Descending Dorsolateral Motor Pathways.

9.4 The Descending Ventromedial Motor Pathways.

9.5 The Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia.

9.6 Parkinson's Disease and the Nigrostriatal Pathway.

Review Exercises

Chapter 10: Brain Structures and Memory.


10.1 Hippocampal Formation and Memory: The Case of H.M.

10.2 Rhinal Cortex and Memory.

10.3 Hippocampus and Spatial Memory.

10.4 Medial Diencephalon and Memory: Korsakoff's Amnesia.

10.5 Basal Forebrain and Memory: Alzheimer's Amnesia.

Review Exercises

Chapter 11: Motivational Systems of the Brain.


11.1 Hypothalamus and Eating.

11.2 Subfornical Organ and Deprivation-Induced Thirst.

11.3 Mesotelencephalic Dopamine System and Pleasure.

11.4 Neural Mechanisms of Fear and Anxiety.

11.5 Reticular Formation and Sleep.

11.6 Suprachiasmatic Nucleus and Circadian Rhythms.

11.7 Brain Stem Sex Circuits.

Review Exercises

Chapter 12: Cortical Localization of Language and Thinking.


12.1 The Wernicke-Geschwind Model of Language.

12.2 Cortical Areas Implicated in Reading

12.3 Cortical Language Circuits: Mapped by Brain Stimulation

12.4 Major Areas of Prefrontal Cortex and Their Functions

12.5 Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Social Cognition

Review Exercises

Answers to Review Exercises


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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    A colorful Introduction to the anatomy of the Human Brain

    I actually purchased this book because it was required as a textbook in my Graduate studies for Special Education. To be honest when I first opened the book I thought, you have got to be kidding. I am not much into coloring, but as I worked in this book I found myslef appreciating the task, the coloring was in many ways relaxing which enhanced the learning, namely the structure and systems of each part of the brain. I would greatly recommend this book for those who are beginning to study the brain anatomy, along with lecture study and other forms of study, this coloring book will reinforce the learning. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2009

    Provides the quick and dirty on neuroanatomy.

    I was a clinical psych grad student studying for comprehensive exams, and I found neuroanatomy very intimidating. This provided me with a comprehensive, succinct, and helpful knowledge base in the subject. The organization of the book and the variety of teaching formats used helped me not only learn and remember the material, but also to consolidate what I learned. I would recommend this to anyone who wanted general information about the subject or anyone who wanted a more detailed explanation of the intricacies of the brain, its parts, and their functions.

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