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The human brain book : an illustrated guide to its structure, function, and disorders

Author: Rita CarterSusan AldridgeMartyn Page, (Editor)Steve ParkerChristopher D FrithAll authors
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014. ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised edition, Second edition, expanded and updatedView all editions and formats
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Combining the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations, "The Human Brain Book" is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual. Includes an interactive DVD.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carter, Rita, 1949-
Human brain book.
(OCoLC)871210661
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Carter; Susan Aldridge; Martyn Page, (Editor); Steve Parker; Christopher D Frith; Uta Frith; Melanie B Shulman
ISBN: 9781465431622 1465431624
OCLC Number: 875895072
Notes: DVD-ROM provides interactive renderings of many of the brain's structures and a slideshow of unique brain scans.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: No ordinary organ ; Investigating the brain ; Landmarks in neuroscience ; Scanning the brain ; A journey through the brain --
The brain and the body : Brain function ; Nervous system ; The brain and the nervous system ; Brain size, energy use, and protection ; Evolution --
Brain anatomy : Brain structures ; Brain zones and partitions ; Nuclei of the brain ; The thalamus, hypothalamus and pituitary gland ; The brainstem and cerebellum ; The limbic system ; The cerebral cortex ; Brain cells ; Nerve impulses --
The senses : How we sense the world ; The eye ; The visual cortex ; Visual pathways ; Visual perception ; Seeing ; The ear ; Making sense of sound ; Hearing ; Smell ; Perceiving smell ; Taste ; Touch ; The sixth sense ; Pain signals ; Experiencing pain --
Movement and control : Regulation ; The neuroendocrine system ; Planning a movement ; Executing a movement ; Unconscious action ; Mirror neurons --
Emotions and feelings : The emotional brain ; Conscious emotion ; Desire and reward --
The social brain : Sex, love, and survival ; Expression ; The self and others ; The moral brain --
Language and communication : Gestures and body language ; The origins of language ; The language areas ; A conversation ; Reading and writing --
Memory : The principles of memory ; The memory web ; Laying down a memory ; Recall and recognition ; Unusual memory --
Thinking : Intelligence ; Creativity and humor ; Belief and superstition ; Cognitive illusions --
Consciousness : What is consciousness? ; Locating consciousness ; Attention and consciousness ; Altering consciousness ; Sleep and dreams ; Time ; The self and consciousness --
The individual brain : Nature and nurture ; Influencing the brain ; Personality ; Strange brains --
Development and aging : The developing brain ; The aging brain ; The brain of the future --
Diseases and disorders : The disordered brain ; Directory of disorders --
Glossary.
Other Titles: DK The human brain book
Responsibility: Rita Carter, Susan Aldridge, Martyn Page, Steve Parker ; consultants, Professor Chris Frith, Professor Uta Frith, and Dr. Melanie Shulman.

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Combining the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations, "The Human Brain Book" is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual. Includes an interactive DVD.

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