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  • Neurobiology for dummies
  • 點閱:23
  • 作者: by Frank Amthor
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • 出版年:c2014
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118689318 ; 9781118691465
  • 格式:PDF

The approachable, comprehensive guide to neurobiology
Neurobiology rolls the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system into one complex area of study. Neurobiology For Dummies breaks down the specifics of the topic in a fun, easy-to-understand manner. The book is perfect for students in a variety of scientific fields ranging from neuroscience and biology to pharmacology, health science, and more. With a complete overview of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the nervous system, this complete resource makes short work of the ins and outs of neurobiology so you can understand the details quickly.
 
Dive into this fascinating guide to an even more fascinating subject, which takes a step-by-step approach that naturally builds an understanding of how the nervous system ties into the very essence of human beings, and what that means for those working and studying in the field of neuroscience. The book includes a complete introduction to the subject of neurobiology.
 

Gives you an overview of the human nervous system, along with a discussion of how it's similar to that of other animals
Discusses various neurological disorders, such as strokes, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia
Leads you through a point-by-point approach to describe the science of perception, including how we think, learn, and remember
Neurobiology For Dummies is your key to mastering this complex topic, and will propel you to a greater understanding that can form the basis of your academic and career success.


About the Author
Frank Amthor, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Alabama and holds a secondary appointment in the UAB Medical School Department of Neurobiology. He has been an NIH-supported researcher for over 20 years and has published over 100 journal articles and conference abstracts.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第3頁)
    • Beyond the Book(第3頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第4頁)
  • Part I: Getting Started with Neurobiology(第5頁)
    • Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Neurobiology(第7頁)
    • Chapter 2: Building Neurons from Molecules(第23頁)
    • Chapter 3: Gating the Membrane: Ion Channels and Membrane Potentials(第47頁)
    • Chapter 4: Sending Signals: Chemical Release and Electrical Activation(第67頁)
  • Part II: Neuroanatomy: Organizing the Nervous System(第83頁)
    • Chapter 5: Movement Basics: Muscles and Motor Neurons(第85頁)
    • Chapter 6: The Spinal Cord and the Autonomic Nervous System(第101頁)
    • Chapter 7: The Busy Brain: Brainstem, Limbic System, Hypothalamus, and Reticular Formation(第123頁)
    • Chapter 8: Generating Behavior: Basal Ganglia, Thalamus, Motor Cortex, and Frontal Cortex(第145頁)
    • Chapter 9: Topping It Off: The Neocortex(第159頁)
  • Part III: Perceiving the World, Thinking, Learning, and Remembering(第183頁)
    • Chapter 10: Looking at Vision and Hearing(第185頁)
    • Chapter 11: Feeling, Smelling, and Tasting(第211頁)
    • Chapter 12: Memory and Learning(第233頁)
    • Chapter 13: The Frontal Lobes and Executive Brain(第253頁)
    • Chapter 14: Language, Intelligence, Emotions, and Consciousness(第265頁)
  • Part IV: Developmental, Neurological, and Mental Disorders and Treatments(第283頁)
    • Chapter 15: Developing the Brain and Nervous System(第285頁)
    • Chapter 16: Movement Disorders(第309頁)
    • Chapter 17: Brain Dysfunction and Mental Illness(第325頁)
    • Chapter 18: Making Better Brains(第341頁)
  • Part V: The Part of Tens(第355頁)
    • Chapter 19: The Ten Most Important Brain Circuits(第357頁)
    • Chapter 20: Ten Technologies Revolutionizing Brain Science(第365頁)
  • Index(第373頁)
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