Understanding Disorders of the Brain By Sandy Neargarder, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Sandy Neargarder
- Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
- Release date: 06-17-22
Understanding Disorders of the Brain By Sandy Neargarder, The Great Courses AudioBook Summary
The brain is a complex and mysterious organ. When everything goes right, it is a finely tuned machine that serves as our body’s central processing unit. But like computers on the fritz, things occasionally go haywire in the brain, and the effects can be absolutely crushing. What happens when things go wrong?
The fields of psychology, neuroscience, and—more recently—neuropsychology are developing rapidly, offering more clues to unlocking the secrets of the brain. In the century and a half since railroad worker Phineas Gage’s famous injury, scientists have mapped out the anatomy of the anatomy of the brain and examined the pathology of disorders ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s.
Now you can delve into the exciting world of brain science. Understanding Disorders of the Brain gives you an in-depth analysis of what can go wrong inside our central processing unit. Taught by esteemed Professor Sandy Neargarder, these 24 eye-opening lessons survey some of the most common, and not-so-common, disorders that disrupt the many ways our brains function.