The Changing Brain: Alzheimers Disease and Advances in Neuroscience by Ira B. BlackThe Changing Brain: Alzheimers Disease and Advances in Neuroscience by Ira B. Black

The Changing Brain: Alzheimers Disease and Advances in Neuroscience

byIra B. Black

Paperback | October 15, 2002

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.51

Earn 173 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In The Changing Brain, Ira Black tells the fascinating story of modern neuroscience. A rich, multifaceted tale spanning a century and taking place on multiple continents, it moves from Fascist Italy, with the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF) by a young scientist working secretly in amakeshift laboratory in her bedroom, to current experiments in which transplanted, laboratory-grown cells lead to recovery and function in damaged brain regions. In the mid 1990s, a revolutionary new conception of the brain emerged--instead of the traditional view that the brain's role inperception, memory, learning, and emotions was based on a static, non-renewable network of brain cells and connections, research revealed that the human brain is an ever-changing, fantastically complex system that is continually being shaped and reshaped by a subtle interplay of genetic clues andlife experiences. To bridge the gap between abstract concepts and real-world experience, Dr. Black draws upon his expertise as a clinical neurologist to provide a dramatic account--the fictionalized story of a successful investment banker named Enoch Wallace and his battle with Alzheimer's disease--that vividlyilluminates the narrative. From his first fleeting memory lapses to his final descent into dementia, each step in Wallace's decline becomes a window into another aspect of brain function and the latest groundbreaking research in neuroscience.

About The Author

Ira B. Black, M.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is a past president of the Society for Neuroscience of North America and is currently Chairman of the Society's Public Information Committee. His pioneering research i...
Information in the Brain: A Molecular Perspective
Information in the Brain: A Molecular Perspective

by Ira B. Black

$39.00

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neuronal Development
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neuronal Development

by Ira Black

$114.32$128.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:The Changing Brain: Alzheimers Disease and Advances in NeuroscienceFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195156978

ISBN - 13:9780195156973

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Changing Brain: Alzheimers Disease and Advances in Neuroscience

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"Ira Black examines the role that Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) plays in neuronal plasticity with extreme incisivesness and acuity....Someone like myself, hwo has been involved in the study of NGF during the entire course of my scientific career, cannot but express gratitude and admiration to theauthor for such an enlightening and innovative vision."--Rita Levi-Montalcini, Nobel Laureate, Director, Istituto di Neurobiologia, Rome