The central nervous system: structure and function

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Medical - 675 pages
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This clinically oriented textbook on nervous system structure and function offers medical students a sound basis for clinical thinking. It provides clear, concise descriptions of brain structures and their functional properties, incorporating data from molecular biology, clinical neurology and psychobioloby. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Second Edition goes further than the first in integrating material from all fields of neuroscience and in discussing brain-behavior relationships. There are two new chapters: one on development, aging and plasticity of the nervous system, the other on the general features of sensory receptors. New material covers cortical processing and its imaging, consciousness and sleep, cognitive functions of the cerebellum, the functional organization of the basal forebrain, pain, clinical disturbances of the somatosensory system, color vision, and cerebral lateralization. In addition, the text has been reorganized to improve its clarity within the chapters on the hypothalamus, the peripheral autonomic nervous system, and the cerebral cortex. About 30 new illustrations have been included, and the book's format has been redesigned.

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Sensory Systems
177
The Visual System
245
The Auditory System
281
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Per Brodal, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Anatomy at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been working on experimental neuroanatomy for the past 20 years.

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