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Neuroscience at a Glance (Blackwell At a Glance Series)
     

Neuroscience at a Glance (Blackwell At a Glance Series)

by Roger A. Barker, M. J. Neal, Stephen Barasi, Stephen Barasi
 

Neuroscience at a Glance provides a clear and comprehensive account of neuroscience in just 128 pages. Roger A. Barker and his co-authors, Stephen Barasi and Michael J. Neal, have created simple yet elegant diagrams with concise accompanying text in the easy-to-follow format of the "At a Glance" series. The book integrates basic science with clinical

Overview

Neuroscience at a Glance provides a clear and comprehensive account of neuroscience in just 128 pages. Roger A. Barker and his co-authors, Stephen Barasi and Michael J. Neal, have created simple yet elegant diagrams with concise accompanying text in the easy-to-follow format of the "At a Glance" series. The book integrates basic science with clinical disorders that result from aberrations of normal structure and function.

Key features of the book:

  • A page of illustrations always accompanies a facing page of text, providing the reader with discrete 'bite size' learning units.
  • Cross-referencing between chapters facilitates an integrated picture of neuroscience.
  • Two glossaries providing clear explanations of both clinical neurological and neuroscientific jargon are available on the Internet.
  • Examples of important clinical disorders pertaining to each topic are explained within the text.
  • The focus in on the fundamental principles of medical neuroscience - all extraneous information is excluded.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Konstantin V. Slavin, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a brief overview of basic medical neuroscience, primarily neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, using large annotated schematic illustrations and short accompanying explanations.
Purpose: The authors state their objective is to provide a clear and comprehensible amount of neuroscience in just 128 pages. This is a great way to introduce complicated topics to beginners in the field. The authors perfectly accomplish their objective.
Audience: The book is designed primarily for undergraduate medical students, but most physicians and neuroscientists at more advanced stages of their training will also benefit from reading it. The authors are university neuroscientists from Cambridge and Cardiff.
Features: The book is divided into sections of anatomy and functional organization, and sensory, motor, and autonomic systems. In a separate section plasticity and specific neural disorders are discussed. All these areas are well covered. A unique feature is two additional glossaries that are available as free companions through the Internet. There is an appendix about neurotransmitters and a brief index. Several illustrations are mislabeled or misaligned, but this does not decrease the usefulness of the book.
Assessment: This is an excellent review of medical neuroscience that is designed for easy and fast studying or course preparation. The authors make the book very readable and yet comprehensive through use of accurate and detailed illustrations and a combination of basic science elements with multiple clinical examples.
3 Stars from Doody
Konstantin V. Slavin
This is a brief overview of basic medical neuroscience, primarily neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, using large annotated schematic illustrations and short accompanying explanations. The authors state their objective is to provide a clear and comprehensible amount of neuroscience in just 128 pages. This is a great way to introduce complicated topics to beginners in the field. The authors perfectly accomplish their objective. The book is designed primarily for undergraduate medical students, but most physicians and neuroscientists at more advanced stages of their training will also benefit from reading it. The authors are university neuroscientists from Cambridge and Cardiff. The book is divided into sections of anatomy and functional organization, and sensory, motor, and autonomic systems. In a separate section plasticity and specific neural disorders are discussed. All these areas are well covered. A unique feature is two additional glossaries that are available as free companions through the Internet. There is an appendix about neurotransmitters and a brief index. Several illustrations are mislabeled or misaligned, but this does not decrease the usefulness of the book. This is an excellent review of medical neuroscience that is designed for easy and fast studying or course preparation. The authors make the book very readable and yet comprehensive through use of accurate and detailed illustrations and a combination of basic science elements with multiple clinical examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865428690
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Blackwell At a Glance Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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