Neuroscience For Dummies 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1118086865
ISBN-10: 1118086864
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Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience

The brain holds the secrets to how your body operates, your personality, your use of language, and your memories. Using the most recent scientific discoveries, Neuroscience For Dummies looks at how your brain and nervous system function and includes helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes. Investigating how your senses work, how you move, and how you think and feel, this friendly book is your straight-forward guide to the most complicated structure known in the universe.

  • Understand the essentials — get acquainted with the central and peripheral nervous systems and investigate how neurons process and communicate signals

  • Get a feel for your senses — discover how your brain processes the five senses and explore how these senses are sometimes impaired

  • Make sense of movement — learn how your brain regulates involuntary, reflexive, and conscious movements

  • Delve into intelligence, emotions, and consciousness — consider the nature of intelligence, how your brain processes emotion, and whether consciousness can be measured

  • Look into lobes — see how the brain's structure enables it to perform countless functions simultaneously

  • Learn about learning — look at what goes on in your brain as it learns and remembers, and examine learning and memory disorders

  • Probe plasticity — grasp how your brain develops and modifies its circuits to adapt to changes

Open the book and find:

  • How your gender affects brain function

  • Why some people are more sensitive to pain than others

  • The secret behind optical illusions

  • What happens in your brain as you sleep

  • What constitutes intelligence and its different levels

  • How you can improve your learning

  • Organic causes of mental illnesses

  • Promising treatments for the future

Learn to:

  • Understand the brain's structure and function

  • Get a handle on how the brain impacts memory, learning, and emotions

  • Grasp the applications of neuroscience

About the Author

Frank Amthor is a professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also holds secondary appointments in the UAB Medical School Department of Neurobiology, the School of Optometry, and the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1118086864
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1118086865
  • Product Dimensions : 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Publisher : For Dummies; 1st Edition (December 13, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 101 ratings
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