Description

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.

All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web.

Key Features

* A re-evaluation of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century
* A compellingly expanded conceptualization of Broca's famous limbic lobe
* Clinical and basic science boxes highlighting specific concepts, structures, or neuronal circuits from a clinical perspective

Readership

Neuroanatomists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, basic neuroscience researchers, occupational and physical therapists.

Table of Contents

PREFACE CHAPTER 1. THE LIMBIC SYSTEM: A CONCEPT IN PERPETUAL SEARCH FOR A DEFINITION CHAPTER 2. THE ERODING RELEVANCE OF THE LIMBIC SYSTEM CHAPTER 3. THE ANATOMY OF THE BASAL FOREBRAIN CHAPTER 4. THE GREATER LIMBIC LOBE CHAPTER 5. COOPERATION AND COMPETITION

Details

No. of pages:
200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123742391
Electronic ISBN:
9780080555126