Publisher: Wikipedia 2014
The human brain has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but has a more developed cortex than any other. Despite being protected by the thick bones of the skull, suspended in cerebrospinal fluid, and isolated from the bloodstream by the blood–brain barrier, the human brain is susceptible to damage and disease.
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by Sandra Ackerman - National Academies Press
A guide to the brain -- an easy-to-read discussion of the brain's physical structure and where functions such as language and music appreciation lie. Science writer Sandra Ackerman cuts through the complexity to bring this vital topic to the public.
by David H. Hubel - W. H. Freeman
Hubel, a Nobel Prize winner, begins by explaining the structure and function of the retina and visual areas of the brain, then proceeds to more complex phenomena, such as how the brain and eyes together produce stereoscopic and color vision.
by Daisuke Hayasaka - InTech
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain parenchyma, which may result in a more serious disease meningoencephalitis. To establish diagnosis and develop effective vaccines to overcome this disease, it is important to understand its mechanism.
by Marilyn J. Cipolla - Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences
This book describes structural and functional properties of the cerebral circulation that are unique to the brain, an organ with high metabolic demands, and the need for tight water and ion homeostasis. Autoregulation is pronounced in the brain ...