1. How the brain functions: A brief chronology of a long history ; 2. Looking into the living brain ; 3. Neuronal and synaptic plasticity: Neurons at work ; 4. Regeneration, repair and reorganization ; 5. Factors in the brain that enhance growth and repair ; 6. Age, time, and plasticity ; 7. Brain transplants as therapy for brain injuries ; 8. The pharmacology of brain injury repair ; 9. Environment, brain function and brain repair ; 10. Where do we go from here?
Donald G. Stein is Professor of Psychobiology and former Dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University. Simon Brailowsky is Professor of Neuroscience at the National University of Mexico. Bruno Will is Professor of Behavioral neuroscience at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France.
"Fascinating and helful in better understanding the brain."--The New England Journal of Medicine "Justifiable optimism is the theme of this carefully thought-out, clearly written book."--Booklist "...these 3 prominent neuroscientists have marshalled a vast accumulation of knowledge....This book should be on the 'must-have' list of anyone interested in biological psychiatry....as a summation of major research work in the last 50 years, this book is a bargain....buy it."--Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience "The authors have done a marvelous job of summarizing the vast amount of literature related to this subject and describing it in accessible language. Many interested laypersons will find the content both fascinating and helpful in better understanding the brain."--The New England Journal of Medicine "A unique account of recent research on the variables that influence regeneration and recovery of function in the nervous system after brain damage."--Choice "Justifiable optimism is the theme of this carefully thought-out, clearly written book. Stein and his colleagues survey the growth of knowledge about the brain, its injuries and diseases; examine current approaches to the repair of those traumas and the rehabilitation and retraining of their sufferers; and discuss procedures of examination and diagnosis....Professional and lay readers alike should ponder this pioneering book."--Booklist