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Neurobiology For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-68931-8
Paperback
408 pages
April 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Neurobiology 5

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Neurobiology 7

Chapter 2: Building Neurons from Molecules 23

Chapter 3: Gating the Membrane: Ion Channels and Membrane Potentials 47

Chapter 4: Sending Signals: Chemical Release and Electrical Activation 67

Part II: Neuroanatomy: Organizing the Nervous System 83

Chapter 5: Movement Basics: Muscles and Motor Neurons 85

Chapter 6: The Spinal Cord and the Autonomic Nervous System 101

Chapter 7: The Busy Brain: Brainstem, Limbic System, Hypothalamus, and Reticular Formation 123

Chapter 8: Generating Behavior: Basal Ganglia, Thalamus, Motor Cor tex, and Frontal Cor tex 145

Chapter 9: Topping It Off: The Neocortex 159

Part III: Perceiving the World, Thinking, Learning, and Remembering 183

Chapter 10: Looking at Vision and Hearing 185

Chapter 11: Feeling, Smelling, and Tasting 211

Chapter 12: Memory and Learning 233

Chapter 13: The Frontal Lobes and Executive Brain 253

Chapter 14: Language, Intelligence, Emotions, and Consciousness 265

Part IV: Developmental, Neurological, and Mental Disorders and Treatments  283

Chapter 15: Developing the Brain and Nervous System 285

Chapter 16: Movement Disorders 309

Chapter 17: Brain Dysfunction and Mental Illness 325

Chapter 18: Making Better Brains 341

Part V: The Part of Tens 355

Chapter 19: The Ten Most Important Brain Circuits 357

Chapter 20: Ten Technologies Revolutionizing Brain Science 365

Index 373

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