Key Features

  • Written by a multidisciplinary team, highly experienced in teaching, research and clinical practice
  • Lays the foundation of basic neurosciences for allied health students
  • Accessible and comprehensive text 
  • Introduces students to key theories and evidence underpinning neurological rehabilitation
  • Focuses on clinically relevant information
  • End of chapter self-assessment questions of different levels of complexity

Table of Contents

  1. An introduction to neuroscience .
  2. Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
  3. Lifespan changes in the nervous system
  4. An introduction to pharmacology
  5. The brain–behaviour relationship: an introduction
  6. Movement and coordination
  7. Perceptuo-motor control
  8. Perceptuo-motor learning
  9. Disorders of attention and memory
  10. Disorders of sensation and perception
  11. Communication disorders
  12. Executive dysfunction
  13. Problems of emotion and motivation
  14. Other disorders associated with neurological conditions: fatigue, sleep disorders, incontinence and sexual dysfunction
  15. Synopsis and implications of neuroscience for neurological rehabilitation


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© 2012
Churchill Livingstone
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About the editors

Douglas McBean

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Physiology & Neuroscience, School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Frederike van Wijck

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Neurological Rehabilitation, Institute for Applied Health Research, School for Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland,UK.