Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080548032
  • ISBN-13: 9780080548036
  • DDC: 612.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3454 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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Overview

In the past 10 years, enormous strides have been made in understanding the human brain. The advent of sophisticated imaging techniques like PET, MRI and MEG, as well as new behavioral testing procedures, have revolutionized our understanding of the brain, and we now know more about the anatomy, functions and development of this organ than ever before. However, much of this knowledge is scattered across scientific journals and books in a diverse group of specialties: psychology, neuroscience, medicine, etc.

Encyclopedia of the Human Brain places all information in a single source with clearly written summaries. Covering anatomy, physiology, neuropsychology, clinical neurology, neuropharmacology, evolutionary biology, genetics and behavioral science, this four-volume work contains more than 200 peer-reviewed, signed articles from experts around the world.

Articles range from five to 30 pages each, and contain a definition, glossary, outline and suggested readings in addition to the body of the article. Lavishly illustrated, the work includes more than 1,000 figures, many in full color. Managing both breadth and depth, Encyclopedia of the Human Brain is a must-have reference work for life science libraries and researchers investigating the human brain.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Contributors.
About the Editor-in-Chief.
About the Advisory Board.
Preface.
1: Action Potential.
2: Adolescent Brain Maturation.
3: Aggression.
4: Aging Brain.
5: Agnosia.
6: Agraphia.
7: Alcohol Damage to the Brain.
8: Alertness.
9: Alexia.
10: Alzheimer’s Disease, Neuropsychology of.
11: Anger.
12: Anomia.
13: Anterior Cingulate Cortex.
14: Anxiety.
15: Aphasia.
16: Apraxia.
17: Area V2.
18: Arousal.
19: Artificial Intelligence.
20: Astrocytes.
21: Attention.
22: Auditory Agnosia.
23: Auditory Cortex.
24: Auditory Perception.
25: Autism.
26: Autoimmune Diseases.
27: Axon.
28: Basal Ganglia.
29: Behavioral Neurogenetics.
30: Behavioral Neuroimmunology.
31: Behavioral Pharmacology.
32: Bilingualism.
33: Biofeedback.
34: Body Perception Disorders.
35: Borna Disease Virus.
36: Brain Anatomy and Networks.
37: Brain Damage, Recovery from.
38: Brain Development.
39: Brain Disease, Organic.
40: Brain Lesions.
41: Brain Stem.
42: Broca’s Area.
43: Cancer Patients, Cognitive Function.
44: Catecholamines.
45: Categorization.
46: Cerebellum.
47: Cerebral Circulation.
48: Cerebral Cortex.
49: Cerebral Edema.
50: Cerebral Palsy.
51: Cerebral White Matter Disorders.
52: Cerebrovascular Disease.
53: Chemical Neuroanatomy.
54: Cingulate Cortex.
55: Circadian Rhythms.
56: Classical Conditioning.
57: Cognitive Aging.
58: Cognitive Psychology, Overview.
59: Cognitive Rehabilitation.