Baker and Singh’s Interactive Guide to the Human Brain
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Baker and Singh’s Interactive Guide to the Human Brain is intended for readers without any prior knowledge of the brain, and particularly for new students undertaking studies in chiropractic, medicine, medical imaging (medical radiography), neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, occupational therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy (physical therapy), psychology, speech pathology (speech-language pathology), nursing and relevant health studies programs. It will also be useful for educators teaching in those areas and for those conducting research or writing about the brain.
The Guide contains carefully selected layers of information about each of the four main components of the brain: cerebral hemispheres; diencephalon; brainstem; and cerebellum. Focusing on ten photos of key areas of the brain, readers are introduced to fundamental components and important connections in a clear and uncomplicated way (including translation of Greek and Latin terms), with links to an extensive Glossary, accompanying diagrams, and selected case studies for further information.
Students can increase their knowledge-building and self-testing via a hide and reveal tool covering the numbered and highlighted sections of the photos. Using the guide regularly will increase familiarity and thereby reduce anxiety around understanding the human brain, its components and how they work. This will allow students to overcome the major challenges of brain complexity, medical terminology and location certainty.
Every effort has been made to make the somewhat complex, but not usually very complicated, components of the human brain both accessible and understandable, and hopefully to encourage ongoing interest and research into the most complex single natural structure known in our solar system.
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Baker K. & Singh P. 2023. Baker and Singh’s Interactive Guide to the Human Brain. Sydney: UTS ePRESS. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/aaj
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Published on Oct. 18, 2023