Neuroanatomy for the Neuroscientist

  • Stanley Jacobson
  • Elliott M. Marcus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlv
  2. Introduction to the Central Nervous System

  3. The Systems within the Central Nervous System

  4. The Non-Nervous Elements within the Central Nervous System

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 449-498

About this book

Introduction

 

Neurology, more than any other system of medicine, is rooted in the firm knowledge of basic science material (i.e., the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system). This material enables students to readily arrive at diagnoses and to apply their knowledge at solving problems in clinical situations. Neuroanatomy for the Neuroscientist gives neuroscientists the tools to teach this material at levels appropriate for students at several levels of study, including undergraduate, graduate, dental, and medical school. The text also provides an updated approach to lesion localization in neurology, utilizing the techniques of computerized axial tomography (CT scanning), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Multiple illustrations demonstrating the value of these techniques in clinical neurology and neuroanatomical localization has been provided. Both authors have years of experience teaching neuroscience courses at the first or second-year level to medical and dental students. Dr. Jacobson has taught an upper-level undergraduate biology course on the central nervous system at Tufts University for many years, and Dr. Marcus conducts a problem-solving seminar at the University of Massachusetts in which all medical students participate during their clinical neurology clerkship rotation. Neuroanatomy for the Neuroscientist also provides new approaches to lesion localization in neurology, the utilization of computerized axial tomography techniques (CT scanning), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).

Keywords

Nervous System anatomy cortex neuroanatomy neuroscience

Authors and affiliations

  • Stanley Jacobson
    • 1
  • Elliott M. Marcus
    • 2
  1. 1.Tufts University Health Science SchoolsBostonUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of MassachusettsWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-70971-0
  • Copyright Information Springer US 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-70970-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-70971-0
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