Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended for school and public libraries..."—American Reference Books Annual
"...[an] accessible reference...much of interest here..."—Booklist
The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Third Edition is a significant update to the original that now also includes a substantial amount of new material on memory, updated from The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders. More than 1,000 entries cover all aspects of the brain, from anatomy, function, and development to diseases and disorders. With a large focus on memory, one of the mind’s most important and mysterious functions, this extensive volume discusses the functions and elements of memory, how it works, how it breaks down, and various diseases and disorders that affect it. Helpful organizations, current advances in research, and up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases complete this in-depth resource.
- Aging and the brain
- Brain cancer and other diseases
- Causes of memory loss
- Development of thoughts, feelings, and memories
- Learning processes
- Nutrition and the brain
- Parts of the brain
- Technology for studying the brain and diagnosing diseases
- Treatments for diseases that affect the brain and memory
- Types of memory
- and more.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
Carol Turkington was a medical writer with a degree in journalism and many years of professional experience, including three years as medical writer and editor at Duke University Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was also an educational consultant to the national office of the American Red Cross. She wrote The Encyclopedia of Children's Health and Wellness; The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Third Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition, all in the Facts On File Library of Health and Living series.
Joseph R. Harris, Ph.D., has extensive post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology and learning disabilities, and has worked as a school district psychologist, special education director, psychological researcher, child and adolescent psychotherapist, crisis intervention specialist, and behavior management consultant for more than 25 years.