Basic Concepts In Neuroscience A Student S Survival Guide

Author: Malcolm Slaughter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071630503
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*A new book in the Basic Concepts series *Explains the fundamental principles of neuroscience and helps students organize and condense the material they need to study *Level of the material progressively builds from simple to complex, enabling mastery of concepts *Content is presented in simple, jargon-free language *Critical need-to-know information is highlights in boxes *Numerous tables and charts help compare and contrast key information

Basic Concepts In Physiology

Author: Charles Seidel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Incorporated
ISBN: 9780071150651
Size: 62.67 MB
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A PROVEN METHOD FOR LEARNING THE MOSTDIFFICULT-TO-UNDERSTAND CONCEPTS IN PHYSIOLOGY * Organizes and condenses the key topics in physiology * Eliminates rote memorization of complicated facts * Presents difficult concepts in understandable steps * Reinforces key concepts and definitions * Allows you to assess your individual competency level and study needs * Expedites learning with summary boxes, flowcharts, and diagrams that speed review and highlight key points FINALLY! A STUDY SYSTEM THAT SETS PRIORITIES, MINIMIZES MEMORIZATION, AND REDUCES STRESS! If you like this study method, try these other titles in the McGraw-Hill BASIC CONCEPTS series. Brown: BASIC CONCEPTS IN PATHOLOGY 0-07-008321-5 Clancy: BASIC CONCEPTS IN IMMUNOLOGY 0-07-011371-8 Sweeney: BASIC CONCEPTS IN EMBRYOLOGY 0-07-063308-8 McKenzie ; Klein: BASIC CONCEPTS IN CELL BIOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY 0-07-036930-5 Gilbert: BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY, 2nd edition 0-07-1356576 Horwitz: BASIC CONCEPTS IN GENETICS 0-07-134500-0 Stringer: BASIC CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY, 2nd edition 0-07-135699-1 Slaughter: BASIC CONCEPTS IN NEUROSCIENCE 0-07-136046-8

Fundamental Statistical Principles For The Neurobiologist

Author: Stephen W. Scheff
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128050519
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Fundamental Statistical Principles for Neurobiologists introduces readers to basic experimental design and statistical thinking in a comprehensive, relevant manner. This book is an introductory statistics book that covers fundamental principles written by a neuroscientist who understands the plight of the neuroscience graduate student and the senior investigator. It summarizes the fundamental concepts associated with statistical analysis that are useful for the neuroscientist, and provides understanding of a particular test in language that is more understandable to this specific audience, with the overall purpose of explaining which statistical technique should be used in which situation. Different types of data are discussed such as how to formulate a research hypothesis, the primary types of statistical errors and statistical power, followed by how to actually graph data and what kinds of mistakes to avoid. Chapters discuss variance, standard deviation, standard error, mean, confidence intervals, correlation, regression, parametric vs. nonparametric statistical tests, ANOVA, and post hoc analyses. Finally, there is a discussion on how to deal with data points that appear to be "outliers" and what to do when there is missing data, an issue that has not sufficiently been covered in literature. An introductory guide to statistics aimed specifically at the neuroscience audience Contains numerous examples with actual data that is used in the analysis Gives the investigators a starting pointing for evaluating data in easy-to-understand language Explains in detail many different statistical tests commonly used by neuroscientists

Basic Concepts In Embryology A Student S Survival Guide

Author: Lauren Sweeney
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070633087
Size: 13.79 MB
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This Basic Concepts title sheds light on the most elusive concepts in embryology and does so in a concise, lively manner. The level of detail is geared directly to that which is required by students in a way which esily accesses the most relevant information. The book utilizes jargon-free language and innovative teaching techniques to promote an understanding of concepts--not just the rote memorization of facts. To further enhance comprehension, text and illustrations accompany each other on the same or facing pages.

How Do We Know How The Brain Works

Author: Donald Cleveland
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404200784
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Our understanding of the human brain has come a long way since the days of out ancestors, but we still lack a complete knowledge of how the mind works. This thought-provoking text travels the paths taken in out quest to decipher the brain and its processes, a quest that continues today.

Advanced Concepts In Defensive Tactics

Author: Chuck Joyner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143984500X
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Today’s society is becoming increasingly more likely to resist the lawful actions of law enforcement officers. It is critical for officers to have the necessary defensive tactics (DT) skills to successfully overcome resistance in an efficient, safe, and legal manner. The answer to achieving these results is NOT in teaching thousands of possible responses to an infinite number of potential attacks. The answer is to first use a Risk Management approach and identify the most common and dangerous attacks on officers. Next, a successful DT program must stress core concepts, proper body mechanics, natural instinctive movement, and proven principles of survival. Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement presents the instruction of Master Police Instructor Chuck Joyner. Developed during his tenure as a FBI use of force instructor, and expanded by his lifelong dedication to the martial arts, Joyner’s Survival Sciences DT program relies on adhering to advanced concepts rather than memorizing countless techniques. Based on extensive research and actual street experience, this manual: Focuses on defensive tactics that are easily taught, understood, and applied by officers regardless of their size, strength, or athletic ability Covers hand-to-hand tactics, groundwork, weapon retention/weapon disarming, handcuffing, and the survival mindset Explains the necessary integration of hands-on DT techniques with common law enforcement secondary weapons (e.g., baton, pepper spray, TASER) Introduces a new use of force model (Dynamic Resistance-Response Model) which correctly depicts the dynamic encounter between an officer and a resistor by first focusing on the level of resistance by the subject Offers practical solutions reducing officer, department, and municipality liability Provides password access to the author’s supplemental training videos online Chuck Joyner, a recognized expert in the use of force, lectures throughout the United States and internationally on myriad law enforcement topics. Mr. Joyner holds several FBI instructor certifications in force-related training, has earned black belts in four martial arts, and was awarded master rank in two styles. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame as instructor of the year in 2006. Mr. Joyner was employed by the CIA from 1983 to 1987, and has worked as a Special Agent with the FBI since 1987. Chuck was interviewed on February 29, 2012 on American Heroes Radio.

Engineering Animals

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674060857
Size: 27.46 MB
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From an engineer’s perspective, how do specialized adaptations among living things really work? Writing with wit and a richly informed sense of wonder, Denny and Alan offer an expert look at animals—including humans—as works of evolutionary engineering, each exquisitely adapted to a specific manner of survival.

The Psychological Dieter

Author: Gregory J. Privitera
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761839668
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The Psychological Dieter explores a variety of research topics in psychology to explain how diet is acquired and why it is so difficult to change. While many healthier diets on the market will work, few (if any) will provide long-term solutions to healthier dieting. This is a key challenge for research psychologists who study diet and health. Based on scientific research and thinking, this book is one of the first to explore how psychology can help explain why shifting diet is so difficult and provides practical suggestions for what can be done to stop this trend. Professor Privitera integrates research from the biological to the behavioral to provide an easy to follow and broad review of these topics. The Psychological Dieter explores how factors such as metabolism, the brain, sensation, perception, learning, society, and culture all influence weight gain, food choice, meal size, and consumption. Organized into three sections, this book describes how the body regulates hunger and fullness, why diet change is so difficult long-term, and how learning can affect almost any sensation and behavior associated with diet. Rooted in scientific research and clearly written, this book's engaging style makes topics in psychology accessible to scientists, health professionals, and everyday dieters alike.

Astrobiological Neurosystems

Author: Jerry L. Cranford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319104195
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This book explains why scientists believe that life may be more common in the Universe than previously considered possible. It presents the tools and strategies astronomers and astrobiologists are using in their formal search for habitable exoplanets as well as more advanced forms of life in other parts of our galaxy. The author then summarizes what is currently known about how and where organic molecules critical to our form of carbon-based life are manufactured. The core of the book explains (and presents educated guesses) how nervous systems evolved on Earth, how they work, and how they might work on other worlds. Combining his knowledge of neuroscience, computers, and astrobiology the author jumps into the discussion whether biological nervous systems are just the first step in the rise of intelligence in the Universe. The book ends with a description from both the psychologist’s and the neuroscientist’s viewpoints, exactly what it is about the fields of astrobiology and astronomy that “boggles the minds” of many amateur astronomers and interested non-scientists. This book stands out from other popular science books on astrobiology by making the point that “astro-neurobiologists” need to begin thinking about how alien nervous systems might work.

The Student S Guide To Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Jamie Ward
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317483154
Size: 28.56 MB
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Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this thoroughly updated third edition of the best-selling textbook provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Jamie Ward provides an easy-to-follow introduction to neural structure and function, as well as all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition. The book presents an up-to-date overview of the latest theories and findings in all the key topics in cognitive neuroscience, including vision, memory, speech and language, hearing, numeracy, executive function, social and emotional behaviour and developmental neuroscience, as well as a new chapter on attention. Throughout, case studies, newspaper reports and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging ideas that underpin the subject. In addition each chapter includes: Summaries of key terms and points Example essay questions Recommended further reading Feature boxes exploring interesting and popular questions and their implications for the subject. Written in an engaging style by a leading researcher in the field, and presented in full-color including numerous illustrative materials, this book will be invaluable as a core text for undergraduate modules in cognitive neuroscience. It can also be used as a key text on courses in cognition, cognitive neuropsychology, biopsychology or brain and behavior. Those embarking on research will find it an invaluable starting point and reference. The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is supported by a companion website, featuring helpful resources for both students and instructors.