Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain, A: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book, 2nd edition

  • John P.J. Pinel
  • Maggie Edwards


ISBN-13:  9780205548743

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Enter the fascinating world of the human brain and its amazing abilities with this colorful introduction to brain anatomy!


A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book was written by John Pinel and illustrated by Maggie Edwards, a team renowned for their ability to engage and fascinate the reader with their simple, cutting edge portrayals of the body's most complex organ and its psychological functions.


This hands-on workbook provides and easy and enjoyable means of learning and reviewing the fundamentals of human neuroanatomy through the acclaimed directed-coloring method. Because the text deals with only key concepts and progresses in small, logical, easy-to-learn increments, it is ideal for beginning students, professionals and lay people alike.


A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Braining and Psychology Coloring Book includes these innovations:

  • Many of the brain structures that are introduced in this book are examined from two perspectives: structural and functional. Part 1 introduces, defines and illustrates the location of the major brain structures, while Part 2 describes their psychological functions and positions in functioning circuits.
  • The illustrations and text are designed to introduce key concepts and major structures clearly and simply without unnecessary detail, focusing only on key neuroanatomical concepts and structures.
  • A fold-over cover flap attached to the back cover can be used to cover illustration labels on the pages in the book for review and self-testing.
  • Each chapter ends with a series of review exercises that help you test your progress in four ways
  • Each learning unit appears in a consistent two-page format to facilitate acquisition.

Table of contents


To The Reader.

How to Use This Book.


Chapter 1:      Organization of the Human Nervous System.


1.1       Divisions of the Nervous System.

1.2       Divisions of the Central Nervous System.

1.3       Divisions of the Peripheral Nervous System.

1.4       Organization of the Spinal Cord.

1.5       Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System.

1.6       The Endocrine System.

Review Exercises


Chapter 2:      Planes and Directions in the Human Nervous System.


2.1       Planes in the Human Brain.

2.2       Directions in the Human Nervous System.

2.3       Sides of the Human Nervous System.

Review Exercises


Chapter 3:      Cells of the Nervous System.


3.1       The Neuron: Its Major Regions.

3.2       The Neuron: Structures of the Cell Body.

3.3       The Neuron: Structures of the Terminal Buttons.

3.4       Neural Conduction Through Dendrites and Cell Body.

3.5       Axonal Conduction and Synaptic Transmission.

3.6       Myelination and Saltatory Conduction.

3.7       The Neuron Cell Membrane and Receptors.

3.8       Glial Cells      

Review Exercises


Chapter 4:      Early Development of the Human Nervous System.


4.1       Development of the Neural Tube.

4.2       Six Processes of Early Neural Development.

4.3       Early Development of the Brain's Three Major Divisions.

4.4       Early Development of the Brain's Five Divisions.

4.5       Axon Growth: Correctly Wiring the Nervous System.

4.6       Adult Neurogenesis

Review Exercises


Chapter 5:      Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain.


5.1       Cerebral Hemispheres and Brain Stem.

5.2       The Five Divisions of the Mature Brain.

5.3       The Meninges.

5.4       The Cerebral Ventricles.

5.5       Tracts and Nuclei.

5.6       The Cerebral Commissures.

5.7       The Cranial Nerves.

Review Exercises


Chapter 6:      Major Structures of the Brain Stem.


6.1       Major Structures of the Myelencephalon.

6.2       Major Structures of the Metencephalon.

6.3       Major Structures of the Mesencephalon.

6.4       Diencephalon: The Thalamus.

6.5       Diencephalon: The Hypothalamus.

6.6       The Hypothalamus and Pituitary.

Review Exercises


Chapter 7:      Major Structures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.


7.1       Major Fissures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

7.2       Lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

7.3       Major Gyri of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

7.4       The Cerebral Cortex.

7.5       Divisions of the Cerebral Cortex.

7.6       Primary Sensory and Motor Areas.

7.7       Subcortical Structures: The Limbic System.

7.8       Subcortical Structures: The Basal Ganglia.

Review Exercises



Chapter 8:      Sensory Systems of the Central Nervous System.


8.1       Visual System: From Eye to Cortex.

8.2       Cortical Visual Areas.

8.3       Auditory System: From Ear to Cortex.

8.4       Cortical Auditory Areas.

8.5       Somatosensory System: From Receptors to Cortex.

8.6       Cortical Somatosensory Areas.

8.7       The Descending Analgesia Circuit.

Review Exercises


Chapter 9:      Sensorimotor Pathways of the Central Nervous System.


9.1       Sensorimotor Cortical Pathways.

9.2       Primary Motor Cortex.

9.3       The Descending Dorsolateral Motor Pathways.

9.4       The Descending Ventromedial Motor Pathways.

9.5       The Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia.

9.6       Parkinson's Disease and the Nigrostriatal Pathway.

Review Exercises


Chapter 10:    Brain Structures and Memory.


10.1     Hippocampal Formation and Memory: The Case of H.M.

10.2     Rhinal Cortex and Memory.

10.3     Hippocampus and Spatial Memory.

10.4     Medial Diencephalon and Memory: Korsakoff's Amnesia.

10.5     Basal Forebrain and Memory: Alzheimer's Amnesia.

Review Exercises


Chapter 11:    Motivational Systems of the Brain.


11.1     Hypothalamus and Eating.

11.2     Subfornical Organ and Deprivation-Induced Thirst.

11.3     Mesotelencephalic Dopamine System and Pleasure.

11.4     Neural Mechanisms of Fear and Anxiety.

11.5     Reticular Formation and Sleep.

11.6     Suprachiasmatic Nucleus and Circadian Rhythms.

11.7     Brain Stem Sex Circuits.

Review Exercises


Chapter 12:    Cortical Localization of Language and Thinking.


12.1     The Wernicke-Geschwind Model of Language.

12.2     Cortical Areas Implicated in Reading

12.3     Cortical Language Circuits:  Mapped by Brain Stimulation

12.4     Major Areas of Prefrontal Cortex and Their Functions

12.5     Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Social Cognition

Review Exercises


Answers to Review Exercises




Published by Pearson (September 19th 2007) - Copyright © 2008