New Edition
Nolte's The Human Brain,
Edition 8 An Introduction to its Functional Anatomy
By Todd W. Vanderah, PhD and Douglas J. Gould, PhD

Publication Date: 09 Mar 2020

Throughout seven popular editions, Nolte’s The Human Brain has accomplished the challenging task of demystifying the complexities of the gross anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, and brainstem. A clear writing style, interesting examples, and high-quality visual cues bring this complicated subject to life and make it more understandable and enjoyable to learn. You’ll get the depth of coverage you need with a well-rounded presentation of all key topics in functional neuroanatomy and neuroscience.

Key Features

  • Features highly templated, concise chapters that reinforce and expand your knowledge.
  • Provides a real-life perspective through clinically relevant examples, up-to-date neuroimaging techniques, and superb illustrations that support and explain the text.
  • Features a glossary of key terms that elucidates every part of the text, complimented by 3-dimensional images of the brain and the most up-to-date terminology throughout.
  • Helps you gauge your mastery of the material and build confidence with over 100 multiple choice questions available online that provide effective chapter review and quick practice for your exams.
  • New! Clinical Focus Boxes, including neuropathology and neuropharmacology.
  • New! Integrated coverage of neurogenetics and neuroimmunology.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
By Todd W. Vanderah, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology and Douglas J. Gould, PhD, Professor, Department of Foundational Medical Studies, Chair, Department of Foundational Medical Studies, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Table of Contents
  1. Introduction to the Nervous System
  2. Development of the Nervous System
  3. Gross Anatomy and general Organization of the Central Nervous System
  4. Meningeal Coverings of the Brain and Spinal Cord
  5. Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid
  6. Blood Supply of the Brain
  7. Electrical Signaling by Neurons
  8. Synaptic Transmission between Neurons
  9. Sensory Receptors and the Peripheral Nervous System
  10. Spinal Cord
  11. Organization of the Brainstem
  12. Cranial Nerves and Their Nuclie
  13. The Chemical Senses of Taste and Smell
  14. Hearing and Balance: The Eight Cranial Nerve
  15. Atlas o the Human Brainstem
  16. The Thalamus and Internal Capsule: Getting to and from the Cerebral Cortex
  17. The Visual System
  18. Overview of Motor Systems
  19. Basal Nuclei
  20. Cerebellum
  21. Control of Eye Movements
  22. Cerebral Cortex
  23. Drives and Emotions: The Hypothalamus and Limbic System
  24. Formation, Modification, and Repair of Neuronal Connections
  25. Atlas of the Human Forebrain


Book Reviews

"This book is an engaging overview of the human brain. Its focus is to provide readers with all the foundational knowledge needed to explore neuroanatomy and, in many instances, neurophysiology with greater focus."

-Magdalena Muchlinski, Masters/Doctorate (MA; PhD) (Oregon Health and Science University) Doody's Review Service

Book details
ISBN: 9780323653985
Page Count: 672
Illustrations : 700 illustrations (700 in full color)
Retail Price : £59.99
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