Dear fellow listserv members, there is an exciting new book from Blackwell
Publishers that I would like to share with all of you.
How the Brain Works
By Mark Wm. Dubin
Students will find this book to be the perfect introduction to their
neuroscience courses, as well
as a quick review for exams.
Professionals will enjoy how this complex topic is addressed in a simple and
The General Reader will satisfy a basic curiosity about the brain and its
role within the central
Not just another standard introduction to neuroanatomy, How the Brain Works
is an innovative and fun way to learn about the function and dysfunction of
the central nervous system, as explained in nine easy-to-understand
"lectures." This exciting new addition to the "How it Works" series does
away with the use of exhaustive details and tedious definitions, to provide
an understandable and scientifically sound overview of the human brain. This
book is neither an outline nor a summary, but an informal approach to the
relationship between physiology and manifest behavior including all
essential elements covered in most courses.
* Principle-oriented approach rather than encyclopedic detail.
Provides an easy and
* understandable overview of this complex field. This overview
is useful for then adding the
* facts that are taught in specialty courses.
* - Based on a modern, cognitive neuroscience approach and on
latest information from
* neuroimaging techniques applied to humans (such as fMRI and
PET). This allows exploration
* of the "Brain as the Organ of the Mind."
* Contains numerous medically oriented "Interludes" that provide vivid
examples of the material
* Is accompanied by a free website (http://dubinweb.com/brain/) that
will provide extensive up-
to-date references, focusing on web-available materials. Including
over 2500 valuable links
and illustrations for further learning.
104 pages; 97 illustrations - paperback
ISBN: 0632044411 $22.95
To order How the Brain Works, please go to: <http://blackwellscience.com/>
or call Blackwell Science at 1- 800-216-2522
Thu Yen Mac
Blackwell Publishers, Boston, MA - Oxford, UK
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