Frank Amthor Neuroscience For Dummies

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Neuroscience For Dummies

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Basic descriptive book for people interested in the topic. You'll learn the basics of this big science and you'll get ready for more advanced knowledge

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Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience Research into the human brain has exploded in recent years, and neuroscience has become a major program at many universities and a required course for a wide range of studies. Neuroscience For Dummies tracks to an introductory neuroscience class, giving you an understanding of the brain's structure and function, as well as a look into the relationship between memory, learning, emotions, and the brain. Providing insight into the biology of mental illness and a glimpse at future treatments and applications of neuroscience, Neuroscience For Dummies is a fascinating read for students and general interest readers alike. The brain holds the secrets to our personalities, our use of language, our love of music, and our memories. Neuroscience For Dummies looks at how this complex structure works, according to the most recent scientific discoveries, illustrated by helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes. * Helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes enhance material * The latest scientific discoveries are sprinkled throughout * Tracks to a typical introductory neuroscience class From how the brain works to how you feel emotions, Neuroscience For Dummies offers a comprehensive overview of the fascinating study of the human brain.

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Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience

The brain holds the secrets to how your body operates, your personality, your use of language, and your memories. Using the most recent scientific discoveries, Neuroscience For Dummies looks at how your brain and nervous system function and includes helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes. Investigating how your senses work, how you move, and how you think and feel, this friendly book is your straight-forward guide to the most complicated structure known in the universe.

  • Understand the essentials — get acquainted with the central and peripheral nervous systems and investigate how neurons process and communicate signals

  • Get a feel for your senses — discover how your brain processes the five senses and explore how these senses are sometimes impaired

  • Make sense of movement — learn how your brain regulates involuntary, reflexive, and conscious movements

  • Delve into intelligence, emotions, and consciousness — consider the nature of intelligence, how your brain processes emotion, and whether consciousness can be measured

  • Look into lobes — see how the brain's structure enables it to perform countless functions simultaneously

  • Learn about learning — look at what goes on in your brain as it learns and remembers, and examine learning and memory disorders

  • Probe plasticity — grasp how your brain develops and modifies its circuits to adapt to changes

Open the book and find:

  • How your gender affects brain function

  • Why some people are more sensitive to pain than others

  • The secret behind optical illusions

  • What happens in your brain as you sleep

  • What constitutes intelligence and its different levels

  • How you can improve your learning

  • Organic causes of mental illnesses

  • Promising treatments for the future

Learn to:

  • Understand the brain's structure and function

  • Get a handle on how the brain impacts memory, learning, and emotions

  • Grasp the applications of neuroscience

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