Neural Plasticity and Disorders of the Nervous System

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 23, 2006 - Medical - 394 pages
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Neural Plasticity and Disorders of the Nervous System provides comprehensive coverage of the pathophysiology of neurological disorders emphasising those disorders where expression of plasticity is evident. Including the basis for the expression of neural plasticity; how reorganisation of the nervous system can cause hyperactivity in sensory systems producing central neuropathic pain, tinnitus and paresthesia; the role of little-known non-classical pathways in pain and sensory disorders and their subcortical connections; hyper- and hypoactivity of motor systems after injury, and the role of spinal reflexes and internal processing in the spinal cord. Phantom symptoms and disorders of nerves and associated disorders are discussed, along with disorders that can be cured by microvascular decompression operations. A detailed and comprehensive description of the organisation of pain circuits and sensory and motor nervous systems is also included. This 2006 text is aimed at students and graduates of neuroscience and medicine.
 

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I actually took Neurobiology of Learning and Memory in college, and Dr. Møller was my professor. Having read the book in it's entirety and studied under the author, it's possible that I have a slight bias. That being said, I really enjoyed this book as a textbook: digested in sections related to a targeted concept. It isn't a great cover-to-cover read. It IS a phenomenal reference resource/learning tool, especially for those who tend to prefer visual learning. There are awesome tables, charts, and graphics throughout that enhance comprehension. I highly recommend this book for educational environments. Also, check out some of his other publications. Dr.Møller is an expert in the field, and a talented professor. 

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This book could have been much better if it were not for the lack of organization and the way the author jumps from subject to subject, only to come back and tackle one of them in less than a coherent manner.

Contents

Anatomical and physiological basis for neural plasticity
7
Nerves
42
Sensory systems
68
Pain
149
Movement disorders
241
Cranial nerves and neurotology
330
Index
386
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