The Human Brain: An Introduction to its Functional Anatomy With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 6

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Already known as the reference of choice for expert coverage on the structure and function of the human brain and the nervous system, Nolte’s The Human Brain continues to impress with essential updates throughout this new edition. It includes a new chapter on formation, modification, and repair of connections, with coverage of learning and memory, as well as the coming revolution of ways to fix damaged nervous systems, trophic factors, stem cells, and more. 550 full-color illustrations—more than 650 in all—support the text and depict every nuance of brain function. But, best of all, your purchase now includes access to the entire contents online, including all of the book’s illustrations, video clips, and additional software, plus many other exclusive features at
  • Features a single-authored approach for a more consistent, readable text.
  • Discusses all key topics in functional neuroanatomy and neuroscience, giving you well-rounded coverage of this complex subject.
  • Includes clinical examples throughout for a real-life perspective.
  • Uses summary statement headings that speed you to the information you need.
  • Presents chapter outlines that encourage you to stay organized and focused.
  • Incorporates 3-dimensional brain images and more than 650 illustrations that add increased visual clarity and a greater understanding of every concept.
  • Includes a glossary of key terms that elucidates every part of the text.
  • Features updates throughout, as well as many new illustrations using the most current neuroimaging techniques, reflecting recent developments and changes in understanding to acquaint you with the very latest knowledge in the field.
  • Discusses the hot topic of neural plasticity in a new chapter on formation, modification, and repair of connections, with coverage of learning and memory, as well as the coming revolution in ways to fix damaged nervous systems, trophic factors, stem cells, and more.
  • Uses chapter outlines, offering you a focused approach to study.
  • Offers unlimited access to the complete contents of the book online, as well as video clips and additional software at, so you can consult it anywhere you go...perform quick searches...add your own notes and bookmarks...follow Integration Links to related bonus content from other Student Consult titles...and reference all of the other Student Consult titles you own online, too—all in one place!

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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"The illustrations were excellent and did add to the readability and understanding of the content. The manner with which the author tried to involve the reader with the content was also very good. It is a very well-presented book, and published and printed to a very high standard." BMA Book Awards 2009- judges comments

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323041317
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 167,261
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Nervous System

2. Development of the Nervous System

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

4. Meningeal Coverings of the Brain and Spinal Cord

5. Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid

6. Blood Supply of the Brain

7. Electrical Signaling by Neurons

8. Synaptic Transmissions Between Neurons

9. Sensory Receptors and the Peripheral Nervous System

10. Spinal Cord

11. Organization of the Brain Stem

12. Cranial Nerves and their Nuclei

13. The Chemical Senses of Taste and Smell

14. Hearing and Balance: The Eighth Cranial Nerve

15. Atlas of the Human Brainstem

16. The Thalmus and Internal Capsule: Getting to and From the Cerebral Cortex

17. The Visual System

18. Overview of Motor System

19. Basal Ganglia

20. Cerebellum

21. Control of Eye Movements

22. Cerebral Cortex

23. Drives, Emotions, and Memories: The Hypothalmus and Limbic System

24. Formation, Modification and Repair of Connections

25. Atlas of the human Forebrain

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  • Posted May 24, 2009

    Great for Schooling

    Used the book a ton to get all the anatomy for the neuroscience course we just got through. its nice to have a book that focuses on the brain, but is still similar enough to my netters anatomy so that I don't have to relearn how to use it effectively.

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