Essentials of the human brain / John Nolte.
"Master neurology with the help of Jack Nolte, PhD, recognized for his skill in communicating complicated neuroscience concepts. This book's clear narrative style and review questions allow you to test and verify your knowledge. The short length, full-color illustrations, and brain images make learning quick and easy. Multiple-choice and comprehensive review questions, as well as blank diagrams you can use for labeling practice, help you study and reinforce what you have learned. This easy-to-read text gives you an excellent overview of neuroscience and neuroanatomy for effective understanding of key information in studying and reviewing for exams."--Publisher description.
Introduction to the nervous system -- Development of the nervous system -- Gross anatomy and general organization of the central nervous system -- Meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord -- Ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid -- Blood supply of the brain -- Electrical signaling by neurons -- Synaptic transmission between neurons -- Sensory receptors and the peripheral nervous system -- Spinal cord -- Organization of the brainstem -- Cranial nerves and their nuclei -- The chemical senses of taste and smell -- Hearing and balance : the eighth cranial nerve -- Brainstem summary -- The thalamus and internal capsule : getting to and from the cerebral cortex -- The visual system -- Overview of motor systems -- Basal ganglia -- Cerebellum -- Control of eye movements -- Cerebral cortex -- Drives and emotions : the hypothalamus and limbic system -- Formation, modification, and repair of neuronal connections.