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Авторы: Kenneth Nunn (Author), Tanya Hanstock (Author), Bryan Lask (Author), Linn Iril Hjelseth (Illustrator), Edward Clayton (Illustrator)
Название: Who's Who of the Brain: A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They Do
Издательство: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Год: May 15, 2008
Размер: 3.2 mb
Количество страниц: 272
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
Meet the inhabitants of the brain in this reader-friendly introduction to what it is and how it works. Residents include Frederick Foresight (the frontal cortex), Mayor of Cephalton-upon-Ridge, who is the 'big picture' person responsible for planning and decision-making; Sage Seahorse (the hippocampus), who has an astonishing memory for times, names and places; Annie Almond (the amygdala), the community's alarm system who is always on the alert; and, many other fellow citizens.
Each character is introduced and their appearance, role and key functions in the brain explained. The authors also show what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate the work using examples of classic clinical cases. This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain.
About the Author
Kenneth Nunn is Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and Clinical Director of Nexus, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care Inpatient Unit and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Statewide Network (CAHMSNET), John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia. Tanya Hanstock is Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology, John Hunter Hospital, and Clinical Psychologist at Nexus. Bryan Lask is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK, and is Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Advisor to Huntercombe Hospitals, UK. He is Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Consultant to Regional Eating Disorders Service, Health East Norway.