Neuroscience

Author: Mark F. Bear,Barry W. Connors,Michael A. Paradiso

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781760034

Category: Medical

Page: 857

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Accompanying compact disc titled "Student CD-ROM to accompany Neuroscience : exploring the brain" includes animations, videos, exercises, glossary, and answers to review questions in Adobe Acrobat PDF and other file formats.
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Neuroscience

Exploring the Brain

Author: Mark F. Bear,Barry W. Connors,Michael A. Paradiso

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781778176

Category: Medical

Page: 975

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"Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain surveys the organization and function of the human nervous system. We present material at the cutting edge of neuroscience in a way that is accessible to both science and nonscience students alike. The level of the material is comparable to an introductory college text in general biology. The book is divided into four parts: Part I, Foundations; Part II, Sensory and Motor Systems; Part III, The Brain and Behavior; and Part IV, The Changing Brain. We begin Part I by introducing the modern field of neuroscience and tracing some of its historical antecedents. Then we take a close look at the structure and function of individual neurons, how they communicate chemically, and how these building blocks are arranged to form a nervous system. In Part II, we go inside the brain to examine the structure and function of the systems that serve the senses and command voluntary movements. In Part III, we explore the neurobiology of human behavior, including motivation, sex, emotion, sleep, language, attention, and mental illness. Finally, in Part IV, we look at how the environment modifies the brain, both during development and in adult learning and memory"--Provided by publisher.
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Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

Author: Oliver Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632427120

Category:

Page: 252

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Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system which integrates anatomy, physiology, developmental biology, molecular biology, psychology, mathematical modeling and cytology to understand the functioning of neurons and neural circuits. Such investigations are furthered by cellular and molecular studies of individual neurons, and imaging of sensory motor tasks occurring in the brain. Progress in the fields of electrophysiology, molecular biology and computational neuroscience have advanced the frontiers of neuroscience. Such studies are particularly significant in the medical sciences such as psychosurgery, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, etc. as they allow the diseases of the nervous system to be directly addressed. Psychiatry focuses on the management of behavioral, cognitive, affective and perceptual disorders, while neurology focuses on the conditions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This book contains some path-breaking studies in the field of neuroscience. It unravels the recent studies in brain exploration. The extensive content of this book provides the readers with a thorough understanding of the subject.
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Applied Neuroscience for the Allied Health Professions E-Book

Author: Douglas McBean,Frederike van Wijck

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044571

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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This brand new resource provides a solid, comprehensive and accessible foundation in neurosciences for undergraduates and pre-registration postgraduate students. Using a multidisciplinary approach, it will guide students in their understanding of the most commonly found problems in neurological rehabilitation and inform their clinical practice. The book starts with the foundation of basic neurosciences, covering the normal function and structure of the nervous system from the organism as a whole through to the molecular level. It also introduces perceptuo-motor control and learning - topics that lie at the heart of rehabilitation. The book then goes on to discuss problems that allied health professionals commonly encounter in neurological rehabilitation. Topics covered include problems with perception and movement, planning, attention and memory, communication, motivation and emotion, sleep, continence and sexuality. The book also introduces key theories and evidence underpinning both behavioural and pharmacotherapeutic interventions used in neurologcial rehabilitation. The book closes by summarising current principles underpinning best practice and also looks to the future by identifying gaps in evidence-based practice with ideas for future research and what the future may hold for neurological rehabilitation. Throughout, a variety of supplementary information boxes point towards additional material such as Case Studies which highlight the clinical relevance of topics discussed; and a variety of Research Boxes which refer to more advanced material and/or original research studies. Each chapter ends with self-assessment questions which will check progress and prompt students to reflect on how the information presented in the chapter could be applied to clinical practice. Written by a multidisciplinary team, highly experienced in teaching, research and clinical practice Lays the foundation of basic neurosciences for allied health students Accessible and comprehensive text Introduces students to key theories and evidence underpinning neurological rehabilitation Focuses on clinically relevant information End of chapter self-assessment questions of different levels of complexity
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The Brain, the Nervous System, and Their Diseases [3 volumes]

Author: Jennifer L. Hellier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693388

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1260

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This comprehensive encyclopedia provides a thorough overview of the human brain and nervous system—the body's "CPU and data network." It covers basic anatomy and function, diseases and disorders, treatment options, wellness concepts, and key individuals in the fields of neurology and neuroscience. • Aligns with the Society for Neuroscience national standards and the U.S. National Science Education Standards for high school brain awareness curricula • Covers the latest neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health • Presents biographies of famous scientists who furthered the knowledge of neuroscience and neurology • Discusses steps readers can take to promote neurological health • Links to online sources, including documentary films and other videos, to provide students with an immediate way to make the material come alive
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The Actor's Brain

Exploring the Cognitive Neuroscience of Free Will

Author: Sean Spence

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198526660

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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Is free will just an illusion? What is it in the brain that allows us to pursue our own actions and objectives? What is it about this organ that permits seemingly purposeful behaviour, giving us the impression we are free? This book takes a journey into the brain to examine what is about known voluntary behaviour, and why it can go wrong.
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Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education)

Author: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709825

Category: Education

Page: 208

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An orientation to affective neuroscience as it relates to educators. In this ground-breaking collection, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang—an affective neuroscientist, human development psychologist, and former public school teacher—presents a decade of work with the potential to revolutionize educational theory and practice by deeply enriching our understanding of the complex connection between emotion and learning. With her signature talent for explaining and interpreting neuroscientific findings in practical, teacher-relevant terms, Immordino-Yang offers two simple but profound ideas: first, that emotions are such powerful motivators of learning because they activate brain mechanisms that originally evolved to manage our basic survival; and second, that meaningful thinking and learning are inherently emotional, because we only think deeply about things we care about. Together, these insights suggest that in order to motivate students for academic learning, produce deep understanding, and ensure the transfer of educational experiences into real-world skills and careers, educators must find ways to leverage the emotional aspects of learning. Immordino-Yang has both the gift for captivating readers with her research and the ability to connect this research to everyday learning and teaching. She examines true stories of learning success with relentless curiosity and an illuminating mixture of the scientific and the human. What are feelings, and how does the brain support them? What role do feelings play in the brain's learning process? This book unpacks these crucial questions and many more, including the neurobiological, developmental, and evolutionary origins of creativity, facts and myths about mirror neurons, and how the perspective of social and affective neuroscience can inform the design of learning technologies.
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Neuroscience

Author: Alan Longstaff

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9780415351881

Category: Medical

Page: 468

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The second edition of Instant Notes in Neuroscience covers neuroanatomy, cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, behavior, development of the nervous system, learning, memory, and common brain disorders. It gives rapid and easy access to the core of the subject in an affordable and manageable-sized text.
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