Neurobiology for the kinda-sorta initiated
October 26, 2012 11:06 AM Subscribe
Looking for the best neurobiology guides for non-scientists.
posted by space_cookie to Science & Nature (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've been reading lot of developmental neurobiology and psychology and am at an impasse where I can't delve much further than general audience material without a better grounding in neurobiology at the organizational, systemic and functional level.
I am looking for something that can provide some frame of reference and context for twisters like:
The hierarchical apex of this right lateralized cortical-subcortical system, the orbitofrontal cortex - the senior executive of the emotional brain functions as a dynamic filter of emotional stimuli...
...defensive parasympathetic dorsal vagal parasympathetic hypoarousal... (both are from Allan Shore)
So. Do I need an atlas, glossary/dictionary, encyclopedia, coloring book... all of these combined or something else entirely?
Ideally I'd love to find a solid, engaging, accessible book with illustrations and real-world examples. Web resources are okay as a supplement....but I tend to be a stronger book-in-hand learner.
Super bonus points: recommendations for iPhone quick-reference apps.