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Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders,9781605476612
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Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders



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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders, Third Edition remains an ideal resource that teaches neuroscience fundamentals without encyclopedic details of anatomy and physiology. This text takes a step-by-step, simplified approach, and contains relevant information in its application of neuroscience for students and practitioners in speech-language pathology and audiology--making it the perfect text! Completely updated throughout, the Third Edition reflects the most recent findings and clinical applications. The neuroimaging section now includes the latest techniques in magnetic resonance-based diagnostic imaging. In addition, you'll find significant updates to the discussions of cellular biology, neuroembryology, and consciousness. Moreover, the author has introduced new features to help you easily grasp key concepts and apply them in practice. For example, structures and neuronal pathways are now illustrated using multiple figures with different orientations to assist you in understanding and visualizing structure and function.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dedication Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Essential Concepts and Principles of Neuroscience Chapter 2 Gross Anatomy of the Central Nervous System Chapter 3 Internal Anatomy of the Central Nervous System Chapter 4 Development of the Central Nervous System Chapter 5 Basic Physiology of Nerve Cells Chapter 6 Diencephalon: Thalamus and Associated Structures Chapter 7 Somatosensory System Chapter 8 Visual System Chapter 9 Auditory System Chapter 10 Vestibular System Chapter 11 Motor System 1: Spinal Cord Chapter 12 Motor System 2: Cerebellum Chapter 13 Motor System 3: Brainstem and Basal Ganglia Chapter 14 Motor System 4: Motor Cortex Chapter 15 Synopsis of Cranial Nerves Chapter 16 Axial-Limbic Brain: Autonomic Nervous System, Limbic System, Hypothalamus, and Reticular Formation Chapter 17 Survey of the Cerebrovascular System Chapter 18 Survey of the Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid Chapter 19 Cerebral Cortex: Higher Mental Functions Chapter 20 Diagnostic Techniques and Neurological Concepts Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Glossary Suggested Readings Figure and Table Credits Index

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