Nolte's The Human Brain

An Introduction to its Functional Anatomy With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Already known as the reference of choice for expert coverage on the structure and function of the human brain and the nervous system, Nolte’s The Human Brain continues to impress with essential updates throughout this new edition. It includes a new chapter on formation, modification, and repair of connections, with coverage of learning and memory, as well as the coming revolution of ways to fix damaged nervous systems, trophic factors, stem cells, and more. 550 full-color illustrations—more than 650 in all—support the text and depict every nuance of brain function. But, best of all, your purchase now includes access to the entire contents online, including all of the book’s illustrations, video clips, and additional software, plus many other exclusive features at

1st and 2nd year medical students; Faculty

Paperback, 736 Pages

Published: July 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04131-7


  • "The illustrations were excellent and did add to the readability and understanding of the content. The manner with which the author tried to involve the reader with the content was also very good. It is a very well-presented book, and published and printed to a very high standard."
    BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments


  • 1. Introduction to the Nervous System

    2. Development of the Nervous System

    3. Gross Anatomy and General Organization of the Central Nervous System

    4. Meningeal Coverings of the Brain and Spinal Cord

    5. Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid

    6. Blood Supply of the Brain

    7. Electrical Signaling by Neurons

    8. Synaptic Transmissions Between Neurons

    9. Sensory Receptors and the Peripheral Nervous System

    10. Spinal Cord

    11. Organization of the Brain Stem

    12. Cranial Nerves and their Nuclei

    13. The Chemical Senses of Taste and Smell

    14. Hearing and Balance: The Eighth Cranial Nerve

    15. Atlas of the Human Brainstem

    16. The Thalmus and Internal Capsule: Getting to and From the Cerebral Cortex

    17. The Visual System

    18. Overview of Motor System

    19. Basal Ganglia

    20. Cerebellum

    21. Control of Eye Movements

    22. Cerebral Cortex

    23. Drives, Emotions, and Memories: The Hypothalmus and Limbic System

    24. Formation, Modification and Repair of Connections

    25. Atlas of the human Forebrain


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