The subject matter of this volume is comprised of an overview emphasizing fundamental and core information about the neuroscience of the human nervous system. In this regard the sixth edition has been improved upon from former volumes in this series, by the implementation of original illustrations. In this sixth edition, new data is presented on recent advances in molecular neurobiology, development and aging of the nervous system, cranial nerves, and plasticity and the nervous system. With this new material presented, the sixth edition of The Human Nervous System proves to surpass the high quality content already standard in this series.
Table of Contents
Gross Anatomy of the Brain Neurons and Associated Cells Basic Neurophysiology Blood Circulation Meninges, Ventricles, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Development and Growth of the Nervous System The Spinal Cord Reflexes and Muscle Tone Pain and Temperature Discriminative General Senses, Crude Touch, and Proprioception Motoneurons and Motor Pathways Lesions of the Spinal Nerves and Spinal Cord Brainstem: Medulla, Pons, and Midbrain Cranial Nerves and Chemical Senses Neurotransmitters as the Chemical Messengers of Certain Circuits and Pathways Auditory and Vestibular Systems Lesions of the Brainstem Cerebellum The Visual System Autonomic Nervous System Hypothalamus The Reticular Formation and the Limbic System Thalamus Basal Ganglia and Extrapyramidal System Cerebral Cortex Index