When all you need is a basic understanding of the human nervous system, look
to Cram Session in Functional Neuroanatomy: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians.
This handbook gives you basic information in a readily accessible format, as well as more detailed concepts that will allow you to better understand not only how the human nervous system works, but how injuries and disease affect experience and behavior, including cognitive and intellectual functions.
Cram Session in Functional Neuroanatomy: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians
by Dr. Michael F. Nolan is a concise and illustrated quick reference that highlights
important anatomical and physiological principles of the nervous system. These
key points will enhance understanding of the nervous system and how specific
populations of nerve cells and neural systems influence human experience and
WHAT IS IN YOUR CRAM SESSION
· Concise and focused explanations of topics specifically related to
· Topic self-assessment questions formatted as short answer exercises, ideal for exam review and preparation
· List of laboratory structures – an excellent tool to aid faculty with additional methods of learning
· More than 75 photographs and illustrations
Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional
material to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Cram Session in Functional Neuroanatomy: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians is a perfect text for physical therapy students and other medical and health professionals in neurology and neurosurgery.
About the Author
Section I: Structure and Organization of the Nervous System
Gross Brain and Brainstem
Peripheral Nervous System—Structure and Organization
Peripheral Nervous System—Afferent Cells
Peripheral Nervous System—Efferent Cells
Peripheral Nervous System—Responses to Injury
Section II: Functional Organization of the Sensory Systems
Overview of the Sensory Systems
Section III: Functional Organization of the Somatic Motor System
Overview of the Motor System
Lower Motor Neurons
Muscle Spindles and Golgi Tendon Organs
Reflexes—Myotatic and Cutaneous
Upper Motor Neurons
Section IV: Functional Organization of the Somatic Motor System
Autonomic Nervous System
Section V:Functional Organization of the Cranial Nerves
Overview of the Cranial Nerves
Ocular Motor System—Ocular Muscles and Movements
Ocular Motor System—Binocular Mechanisms
Ocular Motor System—Volitional and Pursuit Movements
Bulbar Cranial Nerves
Section VI: Cortical Organization and Higher Brain Functions
Cerebral Cortex and Subcortical White Matter
Apraxia and Agnosia
Section VII: The Neuronal Environment
Meninges and Dural Venous Sinuses
Regulation of Cerebral Blood Flow
Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid
Intracranial Pressure/Volume Relationships
“Compared to textbooks on this topic, this handbook makes functional neuroanatomy easy to understand, presenting it in a concise and clear manner. The author has filtered the detailed information and provided a simple review and summary. I recommend this book for practicing clinicians and students who are in the process of learning and understanding neuroanatomy. It is easy to understand and it provides an excellent overview.”
-Sylvia Ann Mehl, BS, MS, Doody's Review Services
About the Author
Michael F. Nolan, PhD, PT received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy
from Marquette University and a PhD in anatomy (neuroanatomy) from the Medical
College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Nolan is Director of Assessment at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, where he holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Basic Science. He is also Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Cell Biology at the University of South Florida, where he received numerous teaching awards for both undergraduate and graduate medical education, including the John M. Thompson, MD Outstanding Teacher Award in Neurosurgery.
He is the author of Introduction to the Neurologic Examination and Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy.