The Brain: An Introduction to Functional Neuroanatomy

Other | September 20, 2010

byCharles Watson, Charles Watson, Matthew Kirkcaldie...

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The authors of the most cited neuroscience publication,The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, have written this introductory textbook for neuroscience students. The text is clear and concise, and offers an excellent introduction to the essential concepts of neuroscience.

  • Based on contemporary neuroscience research rather than old-style medical school neuroanatomy
  • Thorough treatment of motor and sensory systems
  • A detailed chapter on human cerebral cortex
  • The neuroscience of consciousness, memory, emotion, brain injury, and mental illness
  • A comprehensive chapter on brain development
  • A summary of the techniques of brain research
  • A detailed glossary of neuroscience terms
  • Illustrated with over 130 color photographs and diagrams

This book will inspire and inform students of neuroscience. It is designed for beginning students in the health sciences, including psychology, nursing, biology, and medicine.



  • Clearly and concisely written for easy comprehension by beginning students
  • Based on contemporary neuroscience research rather than the concepts of old-style medical school neuroanatomy
  • Thorough treatment of motor and sensory systems
  • A detailed chapter on human cerebral cortex
  • Discussion of the neuroscience of conscience, memory, cognitive function, brain injury, and mental illness
  • A comprehensive chapter on brain development
  • A summary of the techniques of brain research
  • A detailed glossary of neuroscience terms
  • Illustrated with over 100 color photographs and diagrams

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The authors of the most cited neuroscience publication,The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, have written this introductory textbook for neuroscience students. The text is clear and concise, and offers an excellent introduction to the essential concepts of neuroscience.Based on contemporary neuroscience research rather than old-sty...

Professor George Paxinos, AO (BA, MA, PhD, DSc) completed his BA at The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a postdoctoral year at Yale University. He is the author of almost 50 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals, including The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordi...

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Format:OtherDimensions:216 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 20, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080920489

ISBN - 13:9780080920481

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