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Who's who of the brain : a guide to its inhabitants, where they live and what they do

Author: Kenneth P Nunn; Tanya Hanstock; Bryan Lask
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces various inhabitants of the brain: Frederick Foresight, Rochelle Ringbound, and others, to illustrate the functions and organisation of the brain in a way that is immediate and easy to understand.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth P Nunn; Tanya Hanstock; Bryan Lask
ISBN: 9781843104704 1843104709
OCLC Number: 182662505
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: The Community of the Brain: Cephalton-on-Ridge.; 1. Introducing the Community and Characters of Cephalton. Part Two: The Cerebral Cortex.; 2. Fredrick Foresight: The Frontal Lobes.; 3. Rochelle Ringbond: The Cingulate Gyrus.; 4. Dudley Doit: The Motor Cortex.; 5. Charles and Cherry Chatterley (twins): Broca's and Wernicke's Areas.; 6. Melissa Mirrorwood: The Somatosensory Cortex.; 7. Maurice Mapply: Parietal Lobes.; 8. Penelope Panorama: Occipital Lobes.; 9. Lilly Listentale: Temporal Lobes.; 10. Brenda Bridgehead: Insula. Part Three: The Subcortex.; 11. Chris Crosstalk: Corpus Callosum.; 12. Sage Seahorse: The Hippocampus.; 13. Annie Almond: Amygdala.; 14. Priscilla Prizeman and Olivia Orgasma: Nucleus Accumbens and Septal Nuclei.; 15. Corrie O'Graphie: Basal Ganglia.; 16. Felicity Feelall: Thalamus.; 17. Uma Underbride and Horace Hormone: Hypothalamus and Pituitary. Part Four: The Brain Stem, Cerebellum and Beyond.; 18. Fay Faceandear and Sam Swallowtalk: Pons and Medulla.; 19. Frank Finesse: Cerebellum.; 20. Rosie Reaction and the Downtown Dream Team: Autonomic Nervous System and Reticular Formation. Part Five: The Community as a Whole.; 21. The Annual Cephalton Ball.; Glossary.; Index.
Responsibility: Kenneth Nunn, Tanya Hanstock and Bryan Lask ; illustrated by Linn Iril Hjelseth ; brain diagrams by Edward Clayton.
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