A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book (2nd Revised edition)

A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book (2nd Revised edition)

By: John P. J. Pinel (author), Maggie E. Edwards (author)Paperback

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This hands-on workbook provides and easy and enjoyable means of learning and reviewing the fundamentals of human neuroanatomy through the acclaimed directed-coloring method. Because the text deals with only key concepts and progresses in small, logical, easy-to-learn increments, it is ideal for the nonexpert-students, professionals and lay people alike. There are other introductions to human brain anatomy, but this is a book with a difference. A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book was written by John Pinel and illustrated by Maggie Edwards, a team renowned for their ability to engage and fascinate the reader with their simple, cutting edge portrayals of the body's most complex organ and its psychological functions.

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John Pinel, the author of Biopsychology, obtained his PhD from McGill University in Montreal. He worked briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before taking up his current position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Professor Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific papers; however, he feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment. "It ties together everything that I love about my job: students, teaching, writing, and research." When asked about his personal interests, Professor Pinel speaks glowingly of his partner, Maggie, and son, Greg. The high quality of the illustrations in Biopsychology is largely attributable to the effort and talents of Maggie, who is an artist and technical writer. Greg is currently completing his PhD at the London School of Economics, specializing in social and educational programs for indigenous peoples. "I get most of my exercise by rehearsing and performing West African drum rhythms," Professor Pinel says. "For a peak mental and physical experience, a bit of Kpanlogo with my friend, Nigerian drum master Kwasi Iruoje is hard to beat." Most of Professor Pinel's relaxation comes from cuddling his cats, Sambala, Rastaman, and Squeak.


Preface. To The Reader. How to Use This Book. PART 1: BASIC NEUROANATOMY. Chapter 1: Organization of the Human Nervous System. Introduction 1.1 Divisions of the Nervous System. 1.2 Divisions of the Central Nervous System. 1.3 Divisions of the Peripheral Nervous System. 1.4 Organization of the Spinal Cord. 1.5 Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System. 1.6 The Endocrine System. Review Exercises Chapter 2: Planes and Directions in the Human Nervous System. Introduction 2.1 Planes in the Human Brain. 2.2 Directions in the Human Nervous System. 2.3 Sides of the Human Nervous System. Review Exercises Chapter 3: Cells of the Nervous System. Introduction 3.1 The Neuron: Its Major Regions. 3.2 The Neuron: Structures of the Cell Body. 3.3 The Neuron: Structures of the Terminal Buttons. 3.4 Neural Conduction Through Dendrites and Cell Body. 3.5 Axonal Conduction and Synaptic Transmission. 3.6 Myelination and Saltatory Conduction. 3.7 The Neuron Cell Membrane and Receptors. 3.8 Glial Cells Review Exercises Chapter 4: Early Development of the Human Nervous System. Introduction 4.1 Development of the Neural Tube. 4.2 Six Processes of Early Neural Development. 4.3 Early Development of the Brain's Three Major Divisions. 4.4 Early Development of the Brain's Five Divisions. 4.5 Axon Growth: Correctly Wiring the Nervous System. 4.6 Adult Neurogenesis Review Exercises Chapter 5: Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain. Introduction 5.1 Cerebral Hemispheres and Brain Stem. 5.2 The Five Divisions of the Mature Brain. 5.3 The Meninges. 5.4 The Cerebral Ventricles. 5.5 Tracts and Nuclei. 5.6 The Cerebral Commissures. 5.7 The Cranial Nerves. Review Exercises Chapter 6: Major Structures of the Brain Stem. Introduction 6.1 Major Structures of the Myelencephalon. 6.2 Major Structures of the Metencephalon. 6.3 Major Structures of the Mesencephalon. 6.4 Diencephalon: The Thalamus. 6.5 Diencephalon: The Hypothalamus. 6.6 The Hypothalamus and Pituitary. Review Exercises Chapter 7: Major Structures of the Cerebral Hemispheres. Introduction 7.1 Major Fissures of the Cerebral Hemispheres. 7.2 Lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres. 7.3 Major Gyri of the Cerebral Hemispheres. 7.4 The Cerebral Cortex. 7.5 Divisions of the Cerebral Cortex. 7.6 Primary Sensory and Motor Areas. 7.7 Subcortical Structures: The Limbic System. 7.8 Subcortical Structures: The Basal Ganglia. Review Exercises Part II: FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY. Chapter 8: Sensory Systems of the Central Nervous System. Introduction 8.1 Visual System: From Eye to Cortex. 8.2 Cortical Visual Areas. 8.3 Auditory System: From Ear to Cortex. 8.4 Cortical Auditory Areas. 8.5 Somatosensory System: From Receptors to Cortex. 8.6 Cortical Somatosensory Areas. 8.7 The Descending Analgesia Circuit. Review Exercises Chapter 9: Sensorimotor Pathways of the Central Nervous System. Introduction 9.1 Sensorimotor Cortical Pathways. 9.2 Primary Motor Cortex. 9.3 The Descending Dorsolateral Motor Pathways. 9.4 The Descending Ventromedial Motor Pathways. 9.5 The Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia. 9.6 Parkinson's Disease and the Nigrostriatal Pathway. Review Exercises Chapter 10: Brain Structures and Memory. Introduction 10.1 Hippocampal Formation and Memory: The Case of H.M. 10.2 Rhinal Cortex and Memory. 10.3 Hippocampus and Spatial Memory. 10.4 Medial Diencephalon and Memory: Korsakoff's Amnesia. 10.5 Basal Forebrain and Memory: Alzheimer's Amnesia. Review Exercises Chapter 11: Motivational Systems of the Brain. Introduction 11.1 Hypothalamus and Eating. 11.2 Subfornical Organ and Deprivation-Induced Thirst. 11.3 Mesotelencephalic Dopamine System and Pleasure. 11.4 Neural Mechanisms of Fear and Anxiety. 11.5 Reticular Formation and Sleep. 11.6 Suprachiasmatic Nucleus and Circadian Rhythms. 11.7 Brain Stem Sex Circuits. Review Exercises Chapter 12: Cortical Localization of Language and Thinking. Introduction 12.1 The Wernicke-Geschwind Model of Language. 12.2 Cortical Areas Implicated in Reading 12.3 Cortical Language Circuits: Mapped by Brain Stimulation 12.4 Major Areas of Prefrontal Cortex and Their Functions 12.5 Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Social Cognition Review Exercises Answers to Review Exercises Index

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  • publication date: 28/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780205548743
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780205548743
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 0205548741
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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