Medical NeurobiologyDe (autor) Peggy Mason, PhD
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 05 Apr 2017
Medical Neurobiology, Second Edition continues the work of Dr. Peggy Mason as one of the few single author textbooks available. Written in an engaging style for the vast majority of medical students who will choose to specialize in internal medicine, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, emergency medicine, and the like, as well as the student interested in neurology, psychiatry, or ophthalmology, this textbook provides a sturdy scaffold upon which a more detailedspecialized knowledge can be built. Unlike other neuroscience textbooks, this new edition continues to focus exclusively on the human, covering everything from neuroanatomy to perception, motor control, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. Dr. Mason uniquely explains how disease and illness affect one'sneurobiological functions and how they manifest in a person. Thoroughly updated as a result of student feedback, the topics are strictly honed and logically organized to meet the needs of the time-pressed student studying on-the-go. This textbook allows the reader to effortlessly absorb fundamental information critical to the practice of medicine through the use of memorable stories, metaphors, and clinical cases. Students will gain the tools and confidence to make novel connections between the nervous system and human disease. This is the perfectreference for any medical student, biology student, as well as any clinician looking to expand their knowledge of the human nervous system. New To the Second Edition of Medical Neurobiology:· New sections on cerebral palsy, brain cancer, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, aphasia, and Kallmann syndrome;· Incorporates easy to understand visual guides to brain development, eye movements, pupillary light reflex, pathways involved in Horner's syndrome; · Presents real-life dilemmas faced by clinicians are discussed from both the medical point of view and the patient's perspective; and · Additional reading lists are provided at the end of each chapter that include first-hand accounts of neurological cases and scientific discoveries (e.g. HM).Key Features Include:· Written in an accessible and narrative tone;· Uses metaphors and clinical examples to help the reader absorb the fundamentals of neurobiology; and · Highly illustrated with over 300 figures and tables for full comprehension of topics covered.
Now it its second edition, Medical Neurobiology is an absorbing work, sole authored by Peggy Mason. Living up to the first word in the title, the book focuses exclusively on humans and provides an enriched view of how the brain makes us what we are as individuals. It is written with uncommon clarity. This is a synthesis, not only of systems and cellular functions in the brain, but also of malfunctions accompanying disease. This broad task is organized andpresented as a build from the basics to the complexities such as perception and motor function. As such, Medical Neurobiology would be attractive to physicians at almost any level or field of training that wish to enrich their understanding of this remarkable organ but also crave a highly accessible read.
Dr. Mason, author of the remarkably clear, concise and accessible second edition of Medical Neurobiology, has accomplished the astonishing feat of turning a textbook into a page turner. The topics covered range from normal human neuroanatomy to the functional implications of injury to nervous system components and/or loss of connectivity of specific brain regions. All topics are presented in such a well-defined, straightforward and logical manner that even the mostneuro-naïve reader can (and will) master the material. This book is perfect for first year medical neuroscience training and for undergraduate biology students with an interest in how the nervous system works and what happens when neural signaling goes wrong. This book is exemplary in combiningclarity and thoroughness in melding two highly complex topics.
Conveying the essentials of the (dys)function of the most complicated organ in the body, the very organ that makes us who we are, is a daunting task. Peggy Mason has achieved this by presenting the essence of knowledge of brain function, from cells to networks, in a way that it will "stick" in the student's brain well after the course. Medical Neurobiology is engaging and enjoyable to read, while including practical information that all physicians should know. Thetext on this complex topic captures today's readers interest and imagination, rather than being an encyclopedic stockpile of reference information. The book liberally highlights critical concepts throughout, helping the reader organize their thoughts as they read. Figures nicely illustrate complexconcepts. Medical Neurobiology is a well-organized, highly digestible, text that will surely have a positive impact on neuroscience education in medicine for years to come.
Dr Peggy Mason's love of science gained an early start as a child taxidermist in Washington, DC. She received her BA in Biology (1983) and PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard University in 1987 and completed her post-doctoral training in Neurology at UCSF in 1991. She is currently a Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. She is committed to teaching neurobiology to anyone that will listen and has won multiple awards for her teaching of medical studentsat the Pritzker School of Medicine. She is the inaugural director of the Neuroscience program at the University of Chicago College. Her massively open online course (MOOC) on Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life has reached more than 100,000 students. In groundbreaking workthat has garnered worldwide attention and excitement, Dr. Mason demonstrated that rats help other rats in distress. Her laboratory continues to investigate the biology of empathy and pro-social behavior.