Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry
The New Anatomy of the Basal Forebrain and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric Illness
- Lennart Heimer
- Gary Van Hoesen
- Michael Trimble
- Daniel Zahm
This book presents the anatomical systems that take part in the scientific and clinical study of emotional functions and neuropsychiatric disorders. It discusses the limbic system-the cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory-at length and how this is no longer a useful guide to the study of psychiatric disorders. The book provides an understanding of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century. The goal is to help the reader develop an understanding of the gross anatomical organization of the human forebrain.
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Neuroanatomists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, basic neuroscience researchers, occupational and physical therapists.