Goldberg, Stephen. Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple. Miami: MedMaster, 2000. One of a series of books intended to help students in the medical professions by presenting an abbreviated version of various medical subjects. The use of mnemonic devices, humor, and case studies makes the book accessible to a college-educated audience. Hendleman, Walter J. Atlas of Functional Neuroanatomy. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2000. Presents a visual tour of the brain through drawings, photographs, and computer-generated illustrations. Three-dimensional images of the brain can be observed by using the accompanying CD-ROM.
Kalat, James W. Biological Psychology. 8th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wadsworth, 2004. A top-selling book in the area of physiological psychology. While intended for college students, this engaging, easy-to-read text is accessible to general audiences. Two chapters contain excellent overviews of brain anatomy and functioning. Ornstein, Robert. The Right Mind: Making Sense of the Hemispheres. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1997. The author who helped popularize the left-brain/ right-brain dichotomy in The Psychology of Consciousness (1972) reexamines the functioning of the two hemispheres in this book. The result is an easy-to-read, entertaining view of hemispheric lateralization that dispels many myths about differences in hemispheric functioning. Ornstein, Robert, and Richard F. Thompson. The Amazing Brain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. One of the best introductory books about the brain, written with a light and humorous touch. The lay reader will enjoy the accessibility of the text, the excellent (and unique) sketches, and the fanciful flare the authors use in examining a complicated subject.
See also: Animal Experimentation; Consciousness; Consciousness: Altered States; Endocrine System; Hormones and Behavior; Memory; Memory: Animal Research; Nervous System; Neuropsychology.
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