eBook The Human Body: The Brain and the Nervous System, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302565
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302567
  • DDC: 612.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Necessary for everything from reflexes to reading to running, it's no exaggeration to say that the brain and nervous system are responsible for nearly every endeavor of human activity. The sheer volume of information that the brain must process and respond to at every second of each day renders it one of the most remarkable systems of the human body. With illuminating diagrams and careful detail, this volume covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Central Nervous System.
2: The Brain.
3: Cerebrum.
4: Brainstem.
5: Cerebellum.
6: The Spinal Cord.
7: Cellular Laminae.
8: Ascending Spinal Tracts.
9: Descending Spinal Tracts.
10: The Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems.
11: The Peripheral Nervous System.
12: Spinal Nerves.
13: Cranial Nerves.
14: The Autonomic Nervous System.
15: Sympathetic Nervous System.
16: Parasympathetic Nervous System.
17: Enteric Nervous System.
18: Functions of the Human Nervous System.
19: Identifying Neural Pathways.
20: Receptors.
21: Autonomic Control of Organs.
22: The Eye.
23: The Endocrine System.
24: The Reproductive System.
25: The Cardiovascular System.
26: The Urinary System.
27: Higher Cerebral Functions.
28: Analytical Approaches.
29: Hemispheric Asymmetry, Handedness, and Cerebral Dominance.
30: Language.
31: Memory.
32: Executive Functions of the Frontal Lobes.
33: The Nervous System in Motion.
34: Reflex Actions.
35: Sensory Receptors of Movement.
36: Basic Organization of Movement.
37: Lower-Level Mechanisms of Movement.
38: Higher-Level Mechanisms of Movement.
39: The Vestibular System.
40: Saccule and Utricle.
41: Semicircular Canals.
42: Nerve Supply.
43: Vestibular Functions.
44: Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex.
45: Conscious Sensation.
46: Perception, Sensation, and Neuroplasticity.
47: Perception.
48: General Organization of Perception.
49: Vision.
50: Hearing.
51: Theories of Pain Sensation.
52: Emotion and Behaviour.
53: Neuroplasticity.
54: Types of Cortical Neuroplasticity.
55: Brain-Computer Interface.
56: Neurobiological Disorders of Development and Behaviour.
57: Neural Tube Defects.
58: Cerebral Palsy.
59: Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
60: Autism Spectrum Disorders.
61: Autism.
62: Asperger Syndrome.
63: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
64: Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.
65: Rett Syndrome.
66: Mental and Behavioral Disorders.
67: Schizophrenia.
68: Depression.
69: Bipolar Disorder.
70: Anxiety Disorders.
71: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
72: Neurological and Neurodegenerative Disorders Affecting the Brain.
73: Dementia.
74: Pick Disease.
75: Alzheimer Disease.
76: Essential Tremor.
77: Parkinsonism.
78: Parkinson Disease.
79: Dystonia.
80: Chorea.
81: Sydenham Chorea.
82: Huntington Disease.
83: Epilepsy.
84: Partial Seizures.
85: Generalized Seizures.
86: Diagnosis and Treatment.
87: Meningitis.
88: Encephalitis.
89: Brain Cancer.
90: Causes and Symptoms.
91: Diagnosis and Treatment.
92: Other Diseases of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems.
93: Diseases of the Brainstem.
94: Trauma.
95: Sleep Disorders.
96: Brain Death.
97: Demyelinating Diseases.
98: Multiple Sclerosis.
99: Ataxia.
100: Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System.
101: Neuropathies.
102: Myasthenia Gravis.
103: Muscular Dystrophy.
104: Congenital Myopathy.
105: Other Inherited Muscle Diseases.
106: Diseases of the Cranial Nerves.
107: Neuroblastoma.
108: Diagnosis.
109: Biological and Genetic Factors.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.