Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain
By Mark F. Bear, et. al.
At first glance, it seems surprising that this book is that it is ranked in the #2 spot on Amazon under the chiropractic section. Yet, with the renewed emphasis of the neurological component of the subluxation, the popularity among DCs of a book about neuroscience makes sense.
The publisher says of this book: “Widely praised for its student-friendly style and exceptional artwork and pedagogy, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain is a leading undergraduate textbook on the biology of the brain and the systems that underlie behavior. This edition provides increased coverage of taste and smell, circadian rhythms, brain development, and developmental disorders and includes new information on molecular mechanisms and functional brain imaging. Path of Discovery boxes, written by leading researchers, highlight major current discoveries. In addition, readers will be able to assess their knowledge of neuroanatomy with the Illustrated Guide to Human Neuroanatomy, which includes a perforated self-testing workbook.”
Readers give it high praise as well; it has a rating of 4-1/2 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Here are excerpts from some of their reviews:
“If you have been dabbling in cognitive psychology and brain science, have found it interesting and are looking for a broad yet in-depth treatment then this book will not disappoint you. It approaches Neuroscience from every possible angle: you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the brain and how it produces, controls and mediates the sensory, motor and emotional functions that underlie human experience. The layout of the text is logical, it uses great pedagogical tools, and the writing is concise and informative (if a little dry). Highly recommended as a first textbook for serious study.”
“This book was key for me in undergraduate neurobiology work, and even as a great supplement for graduate studies. It breaks down the neurological system in a clear, concise, and simple method, using excellent diagrams, illustrations. It actually simplifies neuroscience and I found it easier to understand than some of my more in-depth graduate books.”
“The textbook makes an excellence use of multimedia and in-text graphics. This is a very visual textbook, which aids in the student’s ability to understand the concepts discussed. The content isn’t precisely specific, but there is enough scientific content to satisfy those interested in the physiology of the brain.”
This edition’s ancillary package includes a bound-in student CD-ROM, an Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM, and resources online.
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