Neurobiology For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118691466
  • ISBN-13: 9781118691465
  • DDC: 612.8
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Neurobiology is the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system. Students of neurobiology study the biology of the nervous system to determine how it functions in order to better understand and treat neurological disorders, such as strokes, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. Neurobiology For Dummies will appeal to the growing number of students majoring in neuroscience, biology, cognitive science, health science, pharmacology, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with Neurobiology.
2: Welcome to the World of Neurobiology.
3: Building Neurons from Molecules.
4: Gating the Membrane: Ion Channels and Membrane Potentials.
5: Sending Signals: Chemical Release and Electrical Activation.
6: Neuroanatomy: Organizing the Nervous System.
7: Movement Basics: Muscles and Motor Neurons.
8: The Spinal Cord and the Autonomic Nervous System.
9: The Busy Brain: Brainstem, Limbic System, Hypothalamus, and Reticular Formation.
10: Generating Behavior: Basal Ganglia, Thalamus, Motor Cor Tex, and Frontal Cor Tex.
11: Topping It Off: The Neocortex.
12: Perceiving the World, Thinking, Learning, and Remembering.
13: Looking at Vision and Hearing.
14: Feeling, Smelling, and Tasting.
15: Memory and Learning.
16: The Frontal Lobes and Executive Brain.
17: Language, Intelligence, Emotions, and Consciousness.
18: Developmental, Neurological, and Mental Disorders and Treatments.
19: Developing the Brain and Nervous System.
20: Movement Disorders.
21: Brain Dysfunction and Mental Illness.
22: Making Better Brains.
23: The Part of Tens.
24: The Ten Most Important Brain Circuits.
25: Ten Technologies Revolutionizing Brain Science.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.