Essentials of the Human Brain: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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Overview

Master neurology with the help of Jack Nolte, PhD, recognized for his skill in communicating complicated neuroscience concepts. This book’s clear narrative style and review questions allow you to test and verify your knowledge. The short length, full-color illustrations, and brain images make learning quick and easy. Multiple-choice and comprehensive review questions, as well as blank diagrams you can use for labeling practice, help you study and reinforce what you have learned. This easy-to-read text, coupled with Student Consult online access, gives you an excellent overview of neuroscience and neuroanatomy for effective understanding of key information in studying and reviewing for exams.

• Provides the appropriate level of information to take the anxiety out of a complex subject.

• Offers an added level of understanding though explanatory color illustrations and brain images that visually depict structure-function relationships and key neuroscience concepts.

• Includes multiple-choice and comprehensive review questions with explanations that cover the core topics in the book so you can test and develop your knowledge.

• Features the entire searchable contents of the text online, as well as all review tools, via Student Access.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jill E Feinstein, MS (Richland Community College)
Description: This companion to The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy, 2nd edition, by the same author (Elsevier, 2008), provides a guide to the complex concepts of neuroscience and neuroanatomy at a level that students can understand.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide outlines and key concepts to define the core material of neuroscience in a clear and concise narrative approach. The author uses study questions and illustrations to accomplish this goal. Neuroscience and neuroanatomy are difficult subjects and this book fills an important niche. It is an excellent companion to more comprehensive textbooks that treat neuroscience and neuroanatomy of the brain in depth.
Audience: Designed for upper level anatomy and physiology students as well as premedical students, this book goes into detail that is not seen in 100 and 200 level undergraduate courses. The author is considered an expert in the area of neuroscience.
Features: A review of the nervous system begins the book and the remaining chapters focus on structural and functional aspects of the human brain and corresponding nerves. The author does a good job of highlighting key concepts and not allowing any one concept to become overwhelming. The book divides complex material up into multiple chapters to ease student anxiety. The appendixes are very useful and provide a comprehensive quiz, answers to the chapter questions, and blank drawings to aid in student learning. Unfortunately, the book relies heavily on reference to figures in the corresponding textbook instead of providing them in this book. This is particularly important because, in the preface, the author describes independent use of the student companion as one of his goals. Several of the illustrations, while accurate in their content, are poorly drawn and lack the professional appearance and artistic quality one would expect in a neuroscience textbook.
Assessment: This is a useful tool for any student studying neuroscience and neuroanatomy. The author does an excellent job of maintaining a narrative approach to the material, as well as breaking down the complex material in a manner that is conducive to student learning. The book provides a unique focus on the human brain and is an important addition to the neuroscience literature.
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"This is a useful tool for any student studying neuroscience and neuroanatomy. The author does an excellent job of maintaining a narrative approach to the material, as well as breaking down the complex material in a manner that is conducive to student learning. The book provides a unique focus on the human brain and is an important addition to the neuroscience literature.

The book divides complex material up into multiple chapters to ease student anxiety. The appendixes are very useful and provide a comprehensive quiz, answers to the chapter questions, and blank drawings to aid in student learning.

Designed for upper level anatomy and physiology students as well as premedical students, this book goes into detail that is not seen in 100 and 200 level undergraduate courses. The author is considered an expert in the area of neuroscience. Weighted Numerical Score: 94 - 4 Stars!" — Jill E. Feinstein, M.S.(Richland Community College), from Doody’s Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323045704
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 778,932
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Nervous System

Chapter 2 Development of the Nervous System

Chapter 3 Gross Anatomy and General Organization of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 4 Meningeal Coverings of the Brain and Spinal Cord

Chapter 5 Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid

Chapter 6 Blood Supply of the Brain

Chapter 7 Electrical Signaling by Neurons

Chapter 8 Synaptic Transmission between Neurons

Chapter 9 Sensory Receptors and the Peripheral Nervous System

Chapter 10 Spinal Cord

Chapter 11 Organization of the Brainstem

Chapter 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Nuclei

Chapter 13 The Chemical Senses of Taste and Smell

Chapter 14 Hearing and Balance: The Eighth Cranial Nerve

Chapter 15 Brainstem Summary

Chapter 16 The Thalamus and Internal Capsule: Getting To and From the Cerebral Cortex

Chapter 17 The Visual System

Chapter 18 Overview of Motor Systems

Chapter 19 Basal Ganglia

Chapter 20 Cerebellum

Chapter 21 Control of Eye Movements

Chapter 22 Cerebral Cortex

Chapter 23 Drives and Emotions: The Hypothalamus and Limbic System

Chapter 24 Formation, Modification, and Repair of Neuronal Connections

Appendix 1 Comprehensive Quiz

Appendix 2 Answers

Appendix 3 Blank Drawings

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