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Understanding the brain / Professor Jeanette Norden.

Norden, Jeanette, (author,, speaker.). Teaching Company. (Added Author). Recorded Books, LLC. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781490689487
  • ISBN: 1490689486
  • ISBN: 9781598033625
  • ISBN: 159803362X
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF.
  • Edition: [PDF workbook version].
  • Publisher: [Chantilly, Virginia] : Teaching Company, [2007]
  • Distributor: Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Course no. 1580.
Accompanying PDF contains course workbook in CD-ROM format.
The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 36 lectures.
Formatted Contents Note:
Historical underpinnings of neuroscience -- Central nervous system: gross organization -- Central nervous system: internal organization -- Central nervous system: subdivisions -- Cortex: lobes and areas -- Cortex: sensory, motor, and association areas -- Central nervous system: development -- Central nervous system: cellular organization -- Pathways and synapses -- Neurotransmitters -- Stroke -- The visual system: the eye -- The visual system: the cortex -- The auditory system -- The somatosensory system -- Agnosias -- The motor system: voluntary movement -- The motor system: coordinated movement -- Parkinson's disease -- Language -- The limbic system: anatomy -- The limbic system: biochemistry -- Depression -- The reward system: anatomy -- The reward system: drugs -- Brain plasticity -- Emotion and executive function -- Processing of negative emotions: fear -- Music and the brain -- Sexual dimorphism of the brain -- Sleep and dreaming -- Consciousness and the self -- Alzheimer's disease -- Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease -- Wellness and the brain: effects of stress -- Neuroscience: looking back and looking ahead.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Jeanette Norden, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Summary, etc.:
Designed as a survey course to introduce individuals without a background in science to the modern field of neuroscience. Drawing on everyday experience and popular books, as well as current research, the course seeks to amaze and inform the learner about" the brain.
System Details Note:
DVD; PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Subject: Brain.
Brain > Physiology.
Brain > Pathophysiology.
Brain > Pathophysiology.
Brain > Physiology.
Genre: Lectures.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Instructional films.
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Educational films.