Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry: The New Anatomy of the Basal Forebrain and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric Illness

Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry: The New Anatomy of the Basal Forebrain and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric Illness

By: Lennart Heimer (author), Gary Van Hoesen (author), Daniel Scott Zahm (author), Michael R. Trimble (author)Hardback

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This book presents the anatomical systems that take part in the scientific and clinical study of emotional functions and neuropsychiatric disorders. It discusses the limbic system-the cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory-at length and how this is no longer a useful guide to the study of psychiatric disorders. The book provides an understanding of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century. The goal is to help the reader develop an understanding of the gross anatomical organization of the human forebrain. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. * A re-evaluation of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century * A compellingly expanded conceptualization of Broca's famous limbic lobe * Clinical and basic science boxes highlighting specific concepts, structures, or neuronal circuits from a clinical perspective

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Lennart Heimer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.; Michael Trimble, M.D., Professor in Behavioural Neurology, Consultant Physician in Psychological Medicine, Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital, London, UK; Gary W. Van Hoesen, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.; and Daniel Scott Zahm, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.

Contents

CONTENTSPREFACECHAPTER 1. THE LIMBIC SYSTEM; A CONCEPT IN PERPETUAL SEARCH FOR A DEFINITIONThe Birth of the Limbic SystemThe continuing Evolution of the Limbic systemCHAPTER 2. THE TRIUNE BRAIN AND THE RELEVANCE OF THE LIMBIC SYSTEM CONCEPT; AN INCREASINGLY CONTENTIOUS DEBATEThe Triune BrainThe Controversy surrounding the Limbic System.New Anatomical Discoveries provide an Alternative to the Limbic SystemCHAPTER 3. THE NEGLECTED ANATOMY OF THE BASAL FOREBRAINAccumbens; A Magic but Elusive Structure.The Ventral Striatopallidal system.The Notion of Parallel Cortico-Subcortical Reentrant CircuitsThe Extended Amygdala.The Magnocellular Basal Forebrain System (Basal Nucleus of Meynert)CHAPTER 4. THE LIMBIC LOBE STRUCTURES AND THEIR CONNECTIONS.1. Olfactory Structures2. Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex3..Temporopolar Cortex and Insula.4. Cingulate Cortex5. Hippocampus and the Parahippocampal Region6. Laterobasal-Cortical Amygdala.CHAPTER 5. A NEW ANATOMICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE STUDY OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERSBasal Forebrain Functional-Anatomical Macrosystems as Output Channels of the Limbic Lobe.Outputs to the Reticular Formation and ThalamusOutputs to Ascending Modulatory Systems.Concluding Discussion and Future Challenges.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780123742391
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780123742391
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 0123742390

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