Brain Architecture (Revised)

Brain Architecture Revised Now in its second edition Brain Architecture is the continued exploration of how the brain works At the very core of our existence the brain generates our thoughts and feelings directs our voluntar

  • Title: Brain Architecture (Revised)
  • Author: Larry W. Swanson
  • ISBN: 9780195378580
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now in its second edition, Brain Architecture is the continued exploration of how the brain works At the very core of our existence, the brain generates our thoughts and feelings, directs our voluntary interactions with the environment, and coordinates all of the vital functions within the body itself This long overdue new edition explains this oftentimes daunting intricNow in its second edition, Brain Architecture is the continued exploration of how the brain works At the very core of our existence, the brain generates our thoughts and feelings, directs our voluntary interactions with the environment, and coordinates all of the vital functions within the body itself This long overdue new edition explains this oftentimes daunting intricacy and exquisite detail The first half of the book discusses the basic parts and how they work, presenting an overview of the nervous system at both the microscopic and macroscopic levels The approach follows three classic lines of thought that proceed from simple to complex the history of neuroscience research, the evolution of the nervous system, and the embryological development of the vertebrate central and peripheral nervous systems The second half of the book outlines the basic wiring diagram of the brain and nervous system how the parts are interconnected and how they control behavior and the internal state of the body This is done within the framework of a new four system network model that greatly simplifies understanding the structure function organization of the nervous system Written in clear and sparkling prose, beautifully illustrated, and thoroughly updated, Brain Architecture, Second Edition is must read for anyone interested in the science of how the brain works.

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    1. "Most of us don't think much about our brain—let alone about how it works—until something goes wrong with it."Maybe I had to revise my knowledge of neuroanatomy before reading this book, because after neglecting biology for a year some pages seemed to me as nothing more than incomprehensible anatomical details, importance of which I am unable to determine. However, I don't think my ignorance was only reason the book was so unreadable sometimes. Physiology is inexplicable without proper use o [...]

    2. An excellent introduction to the brain, its development and some of its workings. The author leads the reader through each stage carefully and with enthusiasm. This is a man in love with his topic.The book takes the reader from simple cells through ever more complex subject matter. The conscientious reader builds one idea on top of the other. The book is quite impressive even if my understanding of it was somewhat lacking at times due to a weakness of will.This book would make an excellent text [...]

    3. Very few people in the world could have created a text similar to Brain Architecture and Swanson happens to be one of those specialists within neuroscientists. I give him great credit for pioneering a simplified crash course into the genomic, structural, and molecular aspects of neurobiology spanning from the beginnings of its history. However, there were a few chapters that were of difficulty to read due to insufficient background knowledge or jagged structure/syntax. In the end, there were som [...]

    4. Coming as somewhat of an amateur to the study of the brain specifically, but with an undergraduate degree in the life sciences. This book seemed at times like an extensive table of contents; Swanson provides very brief overviews that use a good deal of vocabulary and overly specific names that can be quite intimidating and detract from the professed goal of providing a "basic plan." Where interesting and clever descriptions of the complex ideas being presented would have been welcome Swanson ins [...]

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