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Enter the fascinating world of the human brain and its amazing abilities with this colorful introduction to brain anatomy!
A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book was written by John Pinel and illustrated by Maggie Edwards, a team renowned for their ability to engage and fascinate the reader with their simple, cutting edge portrayals of the body's most complex organ and its psychological functions.
This hands-on workbook provides and easy and enjoyable means of learning and reviewing the fundamentals of human neuroanatomy through the acclaimed directed-coloring method. Because the text deals with only key concepts and progresses in small, logical, easy-to-learn increments, it is ideal for beginning students, professionals and lay people alike.
A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Braining and Psychology Coloring Book includes these innovations:
To The Reader.
How to Use This Book.
PART 1: BASIC NEUROANATOMY.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Part II: FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Answers to Review Exercises
Posted October 17, 2009
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 4, 2009
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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