The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure; Function; and Disorders (3e)

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Specifications

book-author

Rita Carter

publisher

DK (Jan. 8 2019)

file-type

PDF

pages

264 pages

language

English

isbn10

1465479546

isbn13

9781465479549


Book Description

This scientific ebook, which has won multiple awards, will take you on a journey within the human brain by utilizing the most recent discoveries made through brain-imaging technology and neuroscience research.

MRI scans of the brain and computer-generated images reveal an unprecedented level of anatomical detail in the brain. The intricate workings of the brain, such as the formation and retrieval of memories, the transmission of information through nerve fibers, and the perception of feelings, are shown and made more understandable through the use of sequential steps. The book “The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders,” which is available as an ebook. This book’s third edition (PDF) provides answers to some of the most interesting and fundamental issues about the brain, such as what occurs while we sleep, what it means to be conscious, and whether or not the brains of men and women are different.

This is a reference ebook that is both authoritative and easy to understand, and it focuses on a fascinating aspect of the human body. Our understanding of the brain is rapidly evolving as a direct result of advances in scanning technologies. The Human Brain Book, now in its third edition, gives readers an up-to-date guide to one of the most fascinating new areas of research in the scientific community. It is also a vital guidebook for students of many levels and healthcare professionals due to the fact that it covers more than 50 brain-related ailments and diseases. These disorders and diseases range from brain tumors to strokes and schizophrenia.

Table of contents


Table of contents :
CONTENTS……Page 6
NO ORDINARY ORGAN……Page 8
INVESTIGATING THE BRAIN……Page 10
LANDMARKS IN NEUROSCIENCE……Page 12
SCANNING THE BRAIN……Page 14
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BRAIN……Page 16
THE BRAIN AND THE BODY……Page 38
BRAIN FUNCTIONS……Page 40
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM……Page 42
THE BRAIN AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM……Page 44
BRAIN SIZE, ENERGY USE, AND PROTECTION……Page 46
EVOLUTION……Page 50
BRAIN ANATOMY……Page 52
BRAIN STRUCTURES……Page 54
BRAIN ZONES AND PARTITIONS……Page 58
THE NUCLEI OF THE BRAIN……Page 60
THE THALAMUS, HYPOTHALAMUS, AND PITUITARY GLAND……Page 62
THE BRAIN STEM AND CEREBELLUM……Page 64
THE LIMBIC SYSTEM……Page 66
THE CEREBRAL CORTEX……Page 68
BRAIN CELLS……Page 72
NERVE IMPULSES……Page 74
BRAIN MAPPING AND SIMULATION……Page 76
THE SENSES……Page 78
HOW WE SENSE THE WORLD……Page 80
THE EYE……Page 82
THE VISUAL CORTEX……Page 84
VISUAL PATHWAYS……Page 86
VISUAL PERCEPTION……Page 88
SEEING……Page 90
THE EAR……Page 92
MAKING SENSE OF SOUND……Page 94
HEARING……Page 96
SMELL……Page 98
PERCEIVING SMELL……Page 100
TASTE……Page 102
TOUCH……Page 104
THE SIXTH SENSE……Page 106
PAIN SIGNALS……Page 108
EXPERIENCING PAIN……Page 110
MOVEMENT AND CONTROL……Page 112
REGULATION……Page 114
THE NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM……Page 116
PLANNING A MOVEMENT……Page 118
EXECUTING A MOVEMENT……Page 120
UNCONSCIOUS ACTION……Page 122
MIRROR NEURONS……Page 124
EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS……Page 126
THE EMOTIONAL BRAIN……Page 128
CONSCIOUS EMOTION……Page 130
DESIRE AND REWARD……Page 132
THE SOCIAL BRAIN……Page 134
SEX, LOVE, AND SURVIVAL……Page 136
EXPRESSION……Page 138
THE SELF AND OTHERS……Page 140
THE MORAL BRAIN……Page 142
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION……Page 144
GESTURES AND BODY LANGUAGE……Page 146
THE ORIGINS OF LANGUAGE……Page 148
THE LANGUAGE AREAS……Page 150
A CONVERSATION……Page 152
READING AND WRITING……Page 154
MEMORY……Page 156
THE PRINCIPLES OF MEMORY……Page 158
THE MEMORY WEB……Page 160
LAYING DOWN A MEMORY……Page 162
RECALL AND RECOGNITION……Page 164
UNUSUAL MEMORY……Page 166
THINKING……Page 168
INTELLIGENCE……Page 170
CREATIVITY AND HUMOR……Page 172
BELIEF AND SUPERSTITION……Page 174
ILLUSIONS……Page 176
CONSCIOUSNESS……Page 178
WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS?……Page 180
LOCATING CONSCIOUSNESS……Page 182
ATTENTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS……Page 184
THE IDLING BRAIN……Page 186
ALTERING CONSCIOUSNESS……Page 188
SLEEP AND DREAMS……Page 190
TIME……Page 192
THE SELF AND CONSCIOUSNESS……Page 194
THE INDIVIDUAL BRAIN……Page 196
NATURE AND NURTURE……Page 198
INFLUENCING THE BRAIN……Page 200
PERSONALITY……Page 202
BRAIN MONITORING AND STIMULATION……Page 204
STRANGE BRAINS……Page 206
DEVELOPMENT AND AGING……Page 208
THE INFANT BRAIN……Page 210
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE……Page 212
THE ADULT BRAIN……Page 214
THE AGING BRAIN……Page 216
THE BRAIN OF THE FUTURE……Page 218
DISEASES AND DISORDERS……Page 222
THE DISORDERED BRAIN……Page 224
DIRECTORY OF DISORDERS……Page 226
GLOSSARY……Page 252
INDEX……Page 258
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS……Page 266

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