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Brain function

by August, Paul Nordstrom.

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction 612.82 A923
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  612.82 A923
Explains how the human brain works with various regions of the central nervous system and how psychoactive drugs may alter their normal functions.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Although this is a part of the publisher's Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs series, information on how drugs affect the brain seems almost an afterthought here. Rather, August focuses on the structure and function of the brain in an investigation that makes good basic science support material. Using comparisons and other types of examples successfully, August explains the principal parts of the nervous system, looking at how information is processed by the brain to produce a variety of sensations and physical responses (voluntary and involuntary) and how the brain governs emotions, instinct, and memory. Separately, August explains in simple terms how the brain functions to enable people to read, write, and converse, and in a final, brief section, he describes in abbreviated terms some of the more common brain dysfunctions-epilepsy, schizophrenia, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. An appended glossary will help readers deal with the scientific nomenclature used throughout. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams; index and further readings appended. No notes. Gr. 9-12. SZ. 612'.82 Brain / Brain-Effect of drugs on / Psychotropic drugs / Drugs [CIP] 87-7989"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Encyclopedia of psychoactive drugs.
Subjects Brain -- Effect of drugs on -- Juvenile literature.
Psychotropic drugs -- Juvenile literature.
Brain -- Effect of drugs on.
Psychotropic drugs.
Brain -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Chelsea House,1988
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 123 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 112-113.
ISBN 1555462049
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