practical guide to clinically significant neuroscience, written with
rehabilitation professionals in mind, connects neuroscience theory to
clinical application with stories written by real people with neurological
disorders, case studies, and lists summarizing key features of neurological
disorders. Numerous tables, flow charts and boxes highlight essential
concepts, processes, and relationships. Full-color illustrations, including
an atlas, clarify the spatial relationships among neural structures,
demonstrate pathological neural changes, and show individuals with various
neurological disorders. Unique features include an accurate summary of
contemporary research and theory on spasticity and a thorough explanation of
vestibular function and dysfunction. The book follows a logical progression
from the molecular and cellular level to systems and regions, making the text
both comprehensive and useful.
- Selective, concise coverage of the most clinically useful information allows readers to learn essential content quickly.
- Real-life examples of neurological rehabilitation in practice set the scene for many chapters, relating scientific information to real patients in a clinical context.
- End-of-chapter Clinical Notes sections provide relevant case studies with questions to help students apply what they have learned.
- End-of-chapter Review Questions help students to assess their comprehension of chapter material.
- Extensive pedagogical features, including boxes, suggested reading lists, and a glossary promote active learning and offer opportunities to apply information.
- More comprehensive coverage of rehabilitation topics now includes multiple system atrophy, dyskinesia, stages of Parkinson's disease, brainstem stroke syndromes, somatoform disorders, migraine, epilepsy, nervous system tumors and meningitis.
- Sections on synaptic transmission, spasticity, vestibular function, and pain have been completely revised to incorporate new information and clarify concepts, designed to aid in accurate identification of primary problems.
- An expanded atlas now includes larger illustrations and line drawings to clarify the clinical slides in more detail, making it easier to identify structures.
- Updated reference lists and the most recent research-based findings have been incorporated to provide current evidence as an essential basis for practice.
- Many new drawings, flow charts, and tables illustrate expanded topics such as the vestibular system.
- Many chapters (chapters 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 15) have been extensively reorganized and updated to combine related discussions, devote more detail to important topics, and differentiate between motoneuron, basal ganglia, and cerebellar disorders.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Neuroscience
Chapter 2: Physical and Electrical Properties of Cells in the Nervous System
Chapter 3: Synapses and Synaptic Transmissions
Chapter 4: Neuroplasticity
Chapter 5: Development of the Nervous System
Chapter 6: Somatosensory System
Chapter 7: Somatosensation: Clinical Applications
Chapter 8: Autonomic Nervous System
Chapter 9: Motor Systems: Motor Neurons
Chapter 10: Basal Ganglia, Cerebellum and Movement
Chapter 11: Peripheral Nervous System
Chapter 12: Spinal Region
Chapter 13: Cranial Nerves
Chapter 14: Brain Stem Region
Chapter 15: Vestibular and Visual Systems
Chapter 16: Cerebrum
Chapter 17: Cerebrum: Clinical Applications
Chapter 18: Support Systems: Blood Supply and Cerebrospinal Fluid System
Appendix: Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators