Neuroscience for Clinicians: Evidence, Models, and Practice, 1st Edition

  • C. Alexander Simpkins
  • Annellen M. Simpkins
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  • ISBN-10: 1461448425
  • ISBN-13: 9781461448426
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 345 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book fills the need for an introductory text that opens the field up to the beginner and takes them to higher-level thinking about neuroscience. Neuroscience has captured the interest of students, professionals, and the general public. In fact it is so new, that there are very few books that gather it together in one text. Neuroscience is an amalgamation of many fields: psychology, cognitive science, chemistry, biology, engineering, philosophy, mathematics, and statistics. People who are new to the discipline have to be able to find their way through all of these fields together. In addition, they need to understand the highly technical lexicon, modeling methods, and theoretical assumptions used to describe brain structure, function, and the interaction between them. This book helps readers navigate the conventions used to describe the brain that developed through the years. The authors crystallize the complex modeling methods and technologies so that readers understand what they are saying and how to use them. They address the important underlying principles and important issues of neuroscience, with the debates and discussions that are ongoing as the field evolves. They  also include many salient fine-grained details so that the book is not just an overview, but also a useful guide for many levels of readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Preliminaries.
2: The Birth of a New Science.
3: Unlocking the Key to Neuroscience Terminology.
4: What is the Mind and Brain?.
5: Neuroscience Methods and Technologies.
6: Learning from Brain Damaged Individuals.
7: Neuroimaging Technologies.
8: Modeling the Brain.
9: Neurobiology from the Single Neuron to Complex Networks.
10: Neurons and Neurotransmitters.
11: Brain Structures.
12: Brain Pathways.
13: Neural Networks: How Neurons Think and Learn.
14: How the Brain Changes Through Time.
15: Evolution of the Brain Over Eons of Time.
16: Brain Development Through the Life Span.
17: Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: Changing Moment-by-Moment.
18: Enhancing Brain Functions for Treatment.
19: Principles for Incorporating the Brain into Treatments.
20: Working with Attention.
21: Regulating Emotions.
22: Reconsolidating Memory.
23: Maximizing the Social Brain.
24: Shifting the Nervous System in Common Disorders.
25: How Psychotherapy Changes the Brain.
26: Relieving Anxiety.
27: Finding a Better Balance for Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
28: Recovering from Addiction.