The Central Nervous System

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Oxford University Press, Apr 20, 2016 - Medical - 640 pages
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The Fifth edition finds the text of The Central Nervous System thoroughly updated and revised, better equipping students with essential information in the field of clinical neuroscience. This text, reviewed to reflect new information as well as understanding of student needs for critical thinking, contains the systematic, in-depth coverage of topics of great clinical interest. This text seamlessly integrates data from all fields of neuroscience as well as clinical neurology and psychology. This textbook presents the functional properties of clinically-relevant disorders by incorporating data from molecular biology to clinical neurology. Key Features of the Fifth Edition Include... · Chapters knit together by numerous cross-references and explanations, helping the reader to connect data. · Carefully selected full color line drawings of the complexities of the nervous system. · Extensive use of text-boxes provides in-depth material without disturbing the flow of reading. · Provides a crucial list of references for further reading. While most neurological textbooks are cobbled together by multiple authors on a variety of topics within the field, Dr. Brodal pulls together a cohesive and comprehensive guide to neuroscience. This book reflects Dr. Brodal's concise and easy-to-read style, encouraging reflection and critical thinking in established facts and scientific conjecture. This is the perfect reference for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students alike.
 

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Contents

Part One Main Features of Structure and Function
1
Part Two Development Aging and Plasticity
133
Part Three Sensory Systems
183
Part Four Motor Systems
323
Part Five The Brain Stem and the Cranial Nerves
431
Part Six The Autonomic Nervous System
477
Part Seven Limbic Structures
529
Part Eight The Cerebral Cortex
557
Literature
597
Index
667
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Professor Per Brodal has more than 40 years experience with neuroanatomical research and teaching (medical students and other health professions). Extensive experience with postgraduate teaching with the aim of applying basic neuroscience to clinical problems (in neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, physiotherapy). Headed the development and implementation of an integrated, problem-based curriculum at the Oslo University Medical School.

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