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Neuroscience Basics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128110164, 9780128110171

Neuroscience Basics

1st Edition

A Guide to the Brain's Involvement in Everyday Activities

Author: Jennifer L. Larimore
Paperback ISBN: 9780128110164
eBook ISBN: 9780128110171
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th May 2017
Page Count: 128
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Neuroscience Basics: A Guide to the Brain’s Involvement in Everyday Activities examines how our brain works in everyday activities like sleeping, eating, love, and exercise. Many want to better understand how the brain works, but the terminology and jargon of books can be overwhelming. The book covers the basics taught in an introductory neurobiology course designed for anyone new to the neuroscience field, including non-neuroscientists. While each of the chapters explore the brain in a normal state, Neuroscience Basics also discusses disruptions of the normal state—psychosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, learning disorders, etc. This book breaks down the topics into language that is more accessible while making the neuroscience topics fun and relevant.

Key Features

  • Provides basic understanding of neuroscience topics that are part of everyday life
  • Provides basic diagrams and descriptions of some basic anatomy
  • Explores and explains current research in each of the chapters and topics
  • Examines basics that are taught in an introductory neuroscience course to provide working knowledge of how the brain works for non-neuroscientists


Anyone new to neuroscience interested in understanding the general functions of the brain; post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, neuroscientists, and non-neuroscientists new to the neuroscience field

Table of Contents

1. How to Build a human brain
2. Time to start the day! How our Senses Help Us Wake Up!
3. 6:35 AM Time to Run! I run so I don’t kill people.
4. 9:00 AM Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Oh wait, no, it’s just work!
5. 10:00 AM - Staff Meeting about the new thing and how we have to learn it to do our job!
6. 11:30 AM Hanger: (n) hunger induced anger.
7. 3:30 PM My Mood Ring is Blue Right Now.
8. 10:00 PM Counting Sheep


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25th May 2017
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About the Author

Jennifer L. Larimore

Dr. Larimore is an Assistant Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and then went on to a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University. After her post-doctoral fellowship, she started her teaching career at Agnes Scott College. Her research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of neurodevelopment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agnes Scott College, USA

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