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How to explain a brain : an educator's handbook of brain terms and cognitive processes

Author: Robert Sylwester
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Sylwester offers educators and general readers his own definitions for terms used in the cognitive neurosciences. This unique look into the marvelous brain uses language and descriptions that are accessible to readers, even those with a limited understanding of biology.
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Genre/Form: Terminology
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sylwester
ISBN: 1412906385 9781412906388 1412906393 9781412906395
OCLC Number: 55678955
Description: xix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Standard hierarchy of brain areas --
Schematic illustrations --
Schematic model of two related neurons --
Schematic of synaptic transmission --
Examples of neuron variation --
sectional planes --
Hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain --
Major cerebral cortex regions --
Selected interior brain systems: side view --
Selected interior brain systems: front views --
Schematic of coronal section --
Somatosensory and motor cortex areas --
Stylized view of brain functions --
Alphabetized entries.
Responsibility: Robert Sylwester.
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Offers educators and general readers the author's own definitions for terms used in the cognitive neurosciences. This book shows you how the brain works, how the brain learns, and the educational  Read more...

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"Robert Sylwester does a masterful job presenting a simple but elegant picture of the landscape of the brain and related cognitive processes in clear and direct prose." -- PsycCRITIQUES, November Read more...

 
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