Readers interested in central nervous system physiology may want to check out an excellent PDF ebook that, as the name implies, provides an overview of the human brain and nervous system. This ebook is published by and provided free of charge courtesy of The Society for Neuroscience. The quality and overall production of this 80-page publication is excellent with beautiful, full-color images and a relatively straight-forward writing style. Check the end of this review for a link to download this PDF document.
“Brain Facts” is a great introductory book for the laymen who wants to better understand human physiology, and might even make a nice study guide/review for introductory Physiological Psychology courses. A variety of essential brain and nervous system topics are detailed with an emphasis on physiology and developmental aspects, as well as some coverage of anatomy.
Chapter topics include: neuron, brain development, sensation and perception, learning, memory, and language, movement, sleep, stress, aging, advances and challenges in neural disorders, new diagnostic methods, potential therapies, and neuroethics. The glossary also serves as a quick reference guide for the sometimes challenging terms and concepts.
Visit The Society For Neuroscience to download Brain Facts – A Primer On The Brain And Nervous System.