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  • Neuroscience for dummies
  • 點閱:16
  • 作者: by Frank Amthor, PhD
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 出版年:c[2016]
  • 集叢名:For dummies
  • ISBN:9781119224891; 9781119224914; 9781119224907
  • 格式:PDF
  • 附註:Includes index

Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience
Investigating how your senses work, how you move, and how you think and feel, Neuroscience For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your straight-forward guide to the most complicated structure known in the universe: the brain. Covering the most recent scientific discoveries and complemented with helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes that help bring the information to life, this updated edition offers a compelling and plain-English look at how the brain and nervous system function.
 
Simply put, the human brain is an endlessly fascinating subject: it holds the secrets to your personality, use of language, memories, and the way your body operates. In just the past few years alone, exciting new technologies and an explosion of knowledge have transformed the field of neuroscience—and this friendly guide is here to serve as your roadmap to the latest findings and research. Packed with new content on genetics and epigenetics and increased coverage of hippocampus and depression, this new edition of Neuroscience For Dummies is an eye-opening and fascinating read for readers of all walks of life.
 

Covers how gender affects brain function
Illustrates why some people are more sensitive to pain than others
Explains what constitutes intelligence and its different levels
Offers guidance on improving your learning
What is the biological basis of consciousness? How are mental illnesses related to changes in brain function? Find the answers to these and countless other questions in Neuroscience For Dummies, 2nd Edition


  • INTRODUCTION(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第3頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第3頁)
    • Beyond This Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第4頁)
  • PART 1: INTRODUCING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM(第5頁)
    • CHAPTER 1: A Quick Trip through the Nervous System(第7頁)
    • CHAPTER 2: All about the Brain and Spinal Cord(第23頁)
    • CHAPTER 3: Understanding How Neurons Work(第51頁)
  • PART 2: TRANSLATING THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WORLD THROUGH YOUR SENSES(第69頁)
    • CHAPTER 4: Feeling Your Way: The Skin Senses(第71頁)
    • CHAPTER 5: Looking at Vision(第87頁)
    • CHAPTER 6: Sounding Off: The Auditory System(第109頁)
    • CHAPTER 7: Odors and Taste(第127頁)
  • PART 3: MOVING RIGHT ALONG: MOTOR SYSTEMS(第145頁)
    • CHAPTER 8: Movement Basics(第147頁)
    • CHAPTER 9: Coordinating Things More: The Spinal Cord and Pathways(第159頁)
    • CHAPTER 10: Planning and Executing Actions(第173頁)
    • CHAPTER 11: Unconscious Actions with Big Implications(第191頁)
  • PART 4: INTELLIGENCE: THE THINKING BRAIN AND CONSCIOUSNESS(第211頁)
    • CHAPTER 12: Understanding Intelligence, Consciousness, and Emotions(第213頁)
    • CHAPTER 13: How the Brain Processes Thoughts(第239頁)
    • CHAPTER 14: The Executive Brain(第259頁)
    • CHAPTER 15: Learning and Memory(第277頁)
    • CHAPTER 16: Developing and Modifying Brain Circuits: Plasticity(第301頁)
    • CHAPTER 17: Neural Dysfunctions, Mental Illness, and Drugs That Affect the Brain(第325頁)
  • PART 5: THE PART OF TENS(第339頁)
    • CHAPTER 18: Ten (Or So) Crucial Brain Structures(第341頁)
    • CHAPTER 19: Ten Tricks of Neurons That Make Them Do What They Do(第349頁)
    • CHAPTER 20: Ten Amazing Facts about the Brain(第357頁)
    • CHAPTER 21: Ten Promising Treatments for the Future(第367頁)
  • Index(第375頁)
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