Homeostasis and Higher Brain Function
by Patrick Dougherty, et al.
Publisher: UTHealth 2012
Number of pages: 361
Contents: Hypothalamus: Structural Organization; Hypothalamic Control of Pituitary Hormones; Central Control of the Autonomic Nervous System and Thermoregulation; Central Control of Feeding Behavior; Limbic System: Hippocampus; Learning and Memory; Higher Cortical Functions: Language and Cognition; Higher Cortical Functions: Association and Executive Processing; CNS Aging and Alzheimer's Disease; Blood Brain Barrier and Cerebral Metabolism; Neurotransmitter and Cell Death.
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