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Human Neuroanatomy - James Augustine

Paperback Published: 6th November 2007
ISBN: 9780120682515
Number Of Pages: 512

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This textbook provides a thorough and comprehensive overview of the human brain and spinal cord for medical and graduate students as well as residents in the clinical neurosciences. Standing on the shoulders of training from outstanding scientist-teacher mentors and based on more than 30 years of experience teaching about the brain and spinal cord to medical and graduate students, this single authored text presents everything the reader would need as they begin their study of the nervous system. At the same time the experienced neuroscientist will find much useful and valuable information in these pages that is based almost exclusively on studies in experimental primates and observations in humans. Every effort has been made to present the complexities of the nervous system as simply and clearly as possible. The careful reader will discover a clarity and depth of coverage that makes the reading both instructional and enjoyable. Topics are presented logically and the text in an easy-to-read style. The accompanying line drawings emphasize important concepts in a clear and uncluttered manner.
Topics presented:
- Neurons, glial cells, degeneration, regeneration, axonal transport
- Review of the development of the human nervous system
- Overview of the anatomy of the spinal cord, brain stem and forebrain
- General sensory paths (pain, temperature, touch, pressure, proprioception)
- Special sensory systems (auditory, vestibular, visual, olfactory and gustatory)
- Eye movements and visual reflexes
- Comprehensive presentation of the regions involved in motor activity including the clinical manifestation of injuries to these motor areas
- Limbic system, hypothalamus and the autonomic nervous system
- Lobes of the brain, clinically important cortical areas and the results of lesions in these areas
- Blood supply to the spinal cord, brain stem, and brain including classical brain stem syndromes
- The meninges and the ventricular system
- Numerous helpful clinical correlations that emphasize the practical application of basic anatomical information.
* Presents the complexities of the nervous system as simply and clearly as possible
* Written with a clarity and depth of coverage that makes the reading both instructional and enjoyable
* Includes numerous illustrations emphasizing important concepts

"The book is well done, well written and beautifully illustrated. I have looked at every page, and admired the many illustrations. The precision of the neuroanatomical details should be a wake-up call to all the "generalities" fostered by those who tout "Neuroscience." I hope the book does well!" --Isabel Lockard, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Cell Biology and Anatomy, the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA

Introduction to the Nervous Systemp. 3
Development of the Nervous Systemp. 19
The Spinal Cordp. 33
The Brain Stemp. 49
The Forebrainp. 71
Introduction to Ascending Sensory Pathsp. 83
Paths for Pain and Temperaturep. 97
Paths for Touch, Pressure, Proprioception, and Vibrationp. 123
The Reticular Formationp. 149
The Auditory Systemp. 163
The Vestibular Systemp. 179
The Visual Systemp. 199
Ocular Movements and Visual Reflexesp. 219
The Thalamusp. 241
The Motor System: Part 1 - Lower Motoneurons and the Pyramidal Systemp. 259
The Motor System: Part 2 - The Extrapyramidal System and Cerebellump. 277
The Olfactory and Gustatory Systemsp. 299
The Limbic Systemp. 313
The Hypothalamusp. 327
The Autonomic Nervous Systemp. 339
General Features of the Cerebral Hemispheresp. 349
Blood Supply to the Central Nervous Systemp. 373
The Meninges, Ventricular System and Cerebrospinal Fluidp. 395
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ISBN: 9780120682515
ISBN-10: 0120682516
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 6th November 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.64