Essential Neuroscience integrates must-have neuroscience information with clinical and physiological considerations to help readers master the fundamentals of neuroscience
Whether judged in molecular, cellular, systemic, behavioral, or cognitive terms, the human nervous system is a stupendous piece of biological machinery. Given its accomplishments—all the artifacts of human culture, for instance—there is good reason for wanting to understand how the brain and the rest of the nervous system works. The debilitating and costly effects of neurological and psychiatric disease add a further sense of urgency to this quest. The aim of Essential Neuroscience is to highlight the intellectual challenges and excitement—as well as the uncertainties—of what many see as the last great frontier of biological science. The information presented should serve as a starting point for undergraduates, medical students, graduate students in the neurosciences, and others who want to understand how the human nervous system operates. Like any other great challenge, neuroscience should be, and is, full of debate, dissension, and considerable fun. All these ingredients have gone into the construction of the third edition of Essential Neuroscience; we hope they will be conveyed in equal measure to readers at all levels.
Sylvius for Neuroscience: A Visual Glossary of Human Neuroanatomy, included in every copy of the textbook, is an interactive CD reference guide to the structure of the human nervous system. By entering a corresponding page number from the textbook, students can quickly search the CD for any neuroanatomical structure or term and view corresponding images and animations. Descriptive information is provided with all images and animations. Additionally, students can take notes on the content and share these with other Sylvius users. Sylvius is an essential study aid for learning basic human neuroanatomy.
Sylvius for Neuroscience features:
• Over 400 neuroanatomical structures and terms.
• High-resolution images.
• Animations of pathways and 3-D reconstructions.
• Definitions and descriptions.
• Audio pronunciations.
• A searchable glossary.
• Categories of anatomical structures and terms (e.g., cranial nerves, spinal cord tracts, lobes, cortical areas, etc.), that can beeasily browsed. In addition, structures can be browsed by textbook chapter.