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Brain Explained

Brain Explained - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0137961948

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ISBN13: 978-0137961948
ISBN10: 0137961944
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No
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Brain Explained - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0137961948

Daniel Drubach

ISBN13: 978-0137961948
ISBN10: 0137961944
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No

Author Bio

Drubach, Daniel : University of Maryland

Table of Contents

Introduction.



1. Overview of Functions of Your Product.

Receive Information. Act on the External Universe. Utilize Language. Possess Emotions. Cognition. Control the Body's Endocrine System. Control of Autonomic Functions. Control of Immunity. Do All of the Above Simultaneously.

2. Structure of the Brain.

The Little Picture; Brain Cells. Neurons. Glial Cells of the Brain. The Big Picture: Structure of the Brain. Brain Connectivity. The Brain as a Metaphysical Transducer.

3. Functional Organization of the Brain.

Input to the Brain. The Final Cortical Representation. Output of the Brain: Human Movement.

4. Brain Plasticity, Intelligence, and Learning.

Brain Plasticity. Intelligence. Learning and Memory.

5. Language.

Anatomy of Words. Words and Meaning. Communication Tools. The Purpose of Language. Language Development. The Window for Acquisition of Language. Word Storage in the Brain. Localization of Language in the Brain. Signs of Malfunction: Aphasia Syndromes.

6. Perception, Attention, Imagination, and Consciousness.

Perception. Brain Mechanisms for Perception. The Individuality of Perception. Imagination. The Frontal Lobe and Active Awareness. Brain Mechanisms Responsible for Consciousness. Signs of Malfunction: Disorders of Attention and Consciousness.

7. Sleep and Dreaming.

What Is Sleep. Stages of Sleep. Dreaming.

8. Nutrition and the Brain.

The Blood/Brain Barrier. Nutrients Needed by the Brain. Neurotransmitters.

9. Drug Abuse and the Brain.

Drugs and Neurons. Tolerance. Withdrawal. Long Term Effects of Drugs on Neurons.

10. Aggression and the Brain.

Definition of Aggression. Classification of Aggression. The Brain and Aggression. Abnormal Aggression. Why are Some Individuals more Aggressive than Others?

11. Interaction Between Body and Brain.

The Autonomic Nervous System. The Neuroendocrinologic System. Brain Control. The Brain and Immunity.

12. Disorders That Can Affect Your Brain.

Vascular Lesions. Infectious Disorders. Autoimmune Disorders. Demyelinating Disorders. Neoplasms. Degenerative Disorders. Toxins. Trauma. Nutritional Disorders.