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Title: Brain Facts
Date: 06-Apr-2009
Source/Author:         www.SfN.org
Description: Brain Facts is a 74-page primer on the brain and nervous system, published by SfN (Society for Neuroscience, www.SfN.org ). Designed for a lay audience as an introduction to neuroscience, Brain Facts is also a valuable educational resource used by high school teachers and students.

 
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Brain Facts is a 74-page primer on the brain and nervous system, published by SfN (Society for Neuroscience, www.SfN.org ). Designed for a lay audience as an introduction to neuroscience, Brain Facts is also a valuable educational resource used by high school teachers and students.

The 2008 edition updates all sections and includes new information on brain development, learning and memory, language, neurological and psychiatric illnesses, potential therapies, and more.

Book Contents include:

  • The Neuron: Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators | Second Messengers 
     
  • Brain Development: Birth of Neurons and Brain Wiring | Paring Back | Critical Periods 
     
  • Sensation and Perception: Vision | Hearing | Taste and Smell | Touch and Pain 
     
  • Learning, Memory, and Language: Learning and Memory | Language 
     
  • Movement 
     
  • Sleep: Brain Activity During Sleep | Sleep Disorders | How is Sleep Regulated? 
     
  • Stress: The Immediate Response | Chronic Stress 
     
  • Aging: Aging Neuons | Intellectual Capacity 
     
  • Neural Disorders: Advances and Challenges: Addiction | Alzheimer's Disease | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Anxiety Disorders | Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder | Autism | Bipolar Disorder | Brain Tumors | Down Syndrome | Dyslexia | Huntington's Disease | Major Depression | Multiple Sclerosis | Neurological AIDS | Neurological Trauma | Pain | Parkinson’s Disease | Schizophrenia | Seizures and Epilepsy | Stroke | Tourette Syndrome 
     
  • New Diagnostic Methods: Imaging Techniques | Gene Diagnosis 
     
  • Potential Therapies: New Drugs | Trophic Factors | Engineered Antibodies | Small Molecules and RNAs | Cell and Gene Therapy 
     
  • Neuroethics 
     
  • Conclusion 
     
  • Glossary | Neuroscience Resources 

Abstract from http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=brainFacts&section=publications

 



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