Overview.- Neurocytology.- Spinal Cord.- Brain Stem.- Cranial Nerves.- Thalamus.- Hypothalamus and the Autonomic Nervous System.- Cerebrum.- Motor System.- Parietal Lobe and Somatosensory System.- Visual System.- Limbic System.- Higher Cortical Functions.- Vascular System.- Coverings of the Brain and the Ventricular System.- Glossary.- Index.
In this day where research grants are the primary focus, many young investigators are thrown into neurosciences courses without any prior preparation in neuroanatomy. This book is designed to help prepare them by introducing many of the fundamentals of the nervous system. It represents the essentials of an upper level biology course on the central nervous system. It is not designed to be a clinical approach to the nervous system, but rather it approaches the nervous system from a basic science perspective that intertwines both structure and function as an organizing teaching and learning model. Medical and dental examples are included but the main focus is on neuroscience.
Presents fundamental anatomical features of the nervous system from a basic science view for neuroscience students/researchers who do not have prior knowledge of neuroanatomyProvides an updated approach to lesion localization in neurology, utilizing the techniques of computerized axial tomography (CT scanning), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Multiple illustrations demonstrating the value of these techniques in clinical neurology and neuroanatomical localization have been provided.