• Difficult topics are made understandable and interesting.
• Text is cohesive
• While more concise than most competitors, the evidence behind statements are often briefly discussed
• The many illustrations are carefully designed to convey salient points, rather than showing numerous details
• The anatomical material is carefully selected from a functional and clinical viewpoint
The Central Nervous System: Structure and Function, Fourth Edition continues the tradition of one of the most respected textbooks in clinical neuroscience by providing medical students the knowledge and understanding of neuroscience as a basis for clinical thinking. While remaining concise and easy to read, the text encourages reflection and critical thinking of established facts and scientific conjecture and will be of interest to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students alike.
Prof Per Brodal provides clear descriptions of brain structures and relates them to their functional properties by incorporating data from molecular biology to clinical neurology. The numerous full color line drawings - based on the author's long experience of teaching undergraduate students and new to this edition - make it easier to understand complex structural and functional relationships.
Thoroughly revised, this fourth edition goes further in integrating material
from all fields of the neurosciences. Now divided into 8 Sections with a total
of 34 Chapters, each chapter is introduced by a brief overview of what the student
can expect to learn. New material has been incorporated in all chapters while
maintaining the scope and coverage that has established The Central Nervous
System: Structure and Function as the preeminent neuroscience textbook.
Readership: Undergraduate medical students, psychology students, and students of physiotherapy. In addition, the book may (according to reviews and feedback from users) serve as a refresher for clinicians (neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry, and physiotherapists).