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Inside The Brain

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Remarkable for both its wealth of information and its compelling presentation, Inside the Brain, by two accomplished neuroscientists, lets us share the stunning achievements and irresistible excitement of those who have accepted the ultimate challenge to the human mind to probe itself.
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Overview

Remarkable for both its wealth of information and its compelling presentation, Inside the Brain, by two accomplished neuroscientists, lets us share the stunning achievements and irresistible excitement of those who have accepted the ultimate challenge to the human mind to probe itself.
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The reader is taken on a fascinating, even exciting, tour of the brain...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595160471
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,048,545
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1. Watching the Brain at Work: Mapping the Cortex 1
2. Living Better Electrically: Exploring the Neuron 11
3. Reading, Writing, and Speaking: Where Does Language Live? 19
4. Subdividing Language Cortex: Naming, Sequencing, Syntax, and Short-term Memory 35
5. Deep Inside the Brain: Compensating for Parkinson's Disease 43
6. Learning and Remembering: How Are Memories Recorded? 55
7. Left Brain, Right Brain: Shapes, Words, Art, and Music 69
8. Seizures: Electrical Storms of the Brain 85
9. Paying Attention: Inner Speech, Sleep, Schizophrenia, and Synapses 95
10. The Brain Controlling Itself: Loudness Adjustments in Sensation 103
11. Circuits for Seeing: Nature vs. Nurture in Brain Development 113
12. Inside the Neuron: Making Decisions, Sending Messages 127
13. False Alarms: When Neurons Make Mistakes 139
14. Emotions in the Brain: Frontal Lobes, Personality, Depression, and Psychosurgery 151
15. Inside the Epileptic Focus: Sick Neurons, Sick Circuits, and Scars 163
16. Decisions and Dilemmas: Removing the Focus 173
17. The Brain Understanding Itself: Epilogue and Prologue 179
Notes 182
Index 211
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