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The most effective model for learning neuroanatomy
Whenever. Wherever. Take advantage of our iPhone/iPad app for your on-the-go neuroanatomy needs.
- Draw-along OR label-along with the video tutorials within the app
- Draw figures from a starter image OR label completed figures
- Compare against completed drawings in side-by-side or full-scale view
135+ narrated whiteboard tutorials and 4000+ slides provide a kinesthetic approach to neuroanatomy mastery.
- Test yourself with ~25 self-assessment exams
- Designation of essential versus advanced subject matter
- Email test scores immediately to any recipient
- Instant feedback & high-yield learning
- Access the MRI Brain Atlas for reference
- Localization of nearly any brain structure in 3 simultaneous views: axial, coronal, & sagital
- Reference our upper & lower limb Muscle-Nerve Directory
- Video demonstration of the activation of each muscle
- Nerve innervation diagrams and clinical correlation highlights
draw it to know it
The reader draws each neuroanatomical pathway and structure, and in the process, creates memorable and reproducible schematics for the various learning points in Neuroanatomy.
- Instructive, rather than didactic text, which directs the reader how to draw neuroanatomical diagrams teaching the reader the fundamentals of neuroanatomy
- Line-drawn figures that can be reproduced at the bedside
- Clinically-driven reference materials including MRI and anatomic brain images and muscle-testing photographs
- Know-It Points: Neuroanatomy pearls for rapid recall
- Numerous Clinical Correlations serve as helpful mnemonics
about the book
Neuroanatomy: Draw it to Know it was written by Adam Fisch, MD, and first published by Oxford University Press in the spring of 2009. The second edition was released in 2012.
Anatomical pictures and radiographic images accompany the diagrams to clarify spatially challenging features. Relevant synonyms and inconsistencies in the neuroanatomical literature are pointed out to avoid inter-text confusion. Historical and current accounts of neuroanatomical systems are presented for contextual perspectives.
Praise for the Book
"Neuroanatomy can be overwhelming to learn, but now, students are in luck. Dr. Fisch has done a beautiful job in selecting the critical structures and circuits important for any student interested in neurobiology. He provides simple drawings that even the most challenged 'artists' can reproduce. The whole premise of this book - that the action of drawing will favor long-term memory formation - is well founded in educational philosophy. Bottom line, Neuroanatomy: Draw it to Know it works!" Peggy Mason, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
"It is a novel and excellent format to actively involve all those that deal with clinical neuroscience to both learn neuroanatomy and to understand the anatomical details that underlie neurological symptomatology... it is an excellent interactive adventure for medical students, interns, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry residents." Robert J. Schartzwman, MD, Professor and Chair of Neurology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
"In this delightful book the student and resident will find two reasons why they will better comprehend, retain, and enjoy the essentials of neuroanatomy... The process of the learning the anatomy and then being compelled to draw it is a powerful tool that allows and forces many og us to better understand and consolidate the information. The second advantage afforded the reader of this book is that the neuroanatomy is oriented and discussed in a clinical context. Therefore the student and resident are able to relate the basic anatomical concepts to health and disease and better retain the great wealth of information due to its clinical relevance." Robert Pascuzzi, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
By Martin A. Samuels, MD, DSc(hon), FAAN, MACP Chairman, Department of Neurology Brigham and Women's Hospital Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School 75 Francis Street Boston, MA
Neuroanatomy is a nightmare for most medical students. The complex array of nuclei, ganglia, tracts, lobes, Brodmann areas and cortical layers seem to the uninitiated as the height of useless trivia. My own memory of my neuroanatomy class in medical school is vivid. Our professor ordered each member of the class to buy a set of colored pencils; the kind you had in third grade. Each color was coded for particular structures (red for the caudate, green for the putamen, yellow for the claustrum and burnt sienna of for the globus pallidus). At our senior play, which poked fun at our professors, a beleaguered medical student was asked to name the components of the basal ganglia. Without knowing what the structures even were or did, he responded "red, green, yellow, and burnt sienna." Almost forty years later, this remains a class joke. Except for the handful of us who went into neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, the basal ganglia to the rest of my class is just a fading joke from the distant past.
And yet, no one can practice even rudimentary neurology without some basic understanding of the neuroanatomy. Non-neurologists in particular, many of whom see large numbers of patients with neurological complaints, have no hope of sorting out common problems such as headache, dizziness, tiredness, fatigue, sleep disorders, numbness and tingling and pain, without a reasonable grasp of how the nervous system is organized. Despite all of the marvelous advances in neuroscience, genetics and neuroimaging, the actual practice of neurology, whether it is done by a neurologist or a non-neurologist involves localizing the problem. The nervous system is just too complicated to skip this step. Without an organized approach based on a reasonable understanding of functional neuroanatomy, clinical neurology becomes incomprehensible.
In his wonderful book, Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It, neurologist Adam Fisch applies my old neuroanatomy professor's colored pencil idea in a manner that actually works, and it's fun! Over the course of 39 chapters, most of the clinically important neuroanatomically important subjects are covered, ranging through the overall organization of the nervous system, the coverings of the brain, the peripheral nervous system, the spinal cord, the brainstem, the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex. It is clear that the book was written by an experienced neurologist, as the topics are organized in a fashion that illuminates the principle of anatomical-pathophysiological correlation, which is the tool with which neurologists approach clinical problems.
This book should be of great interest to all neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurology residents and students of neurology. Others who see patients with neurological complaints, such as internists, emergency physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists should also review their neuroanatomy if they wish to provide excellent care to their patients. As any experienced teacher knows, one only really knows a subject when one can teach it oneself. By drawing the anatomy, the reader of this book literally teaches the subject to himself. By making it clinically relevant, the information learned in this manner is likely to stick. Adam Fisch has done us all a great service by rekindling the enjoyment in learning the relevant, elegant anatomy of the nervous system.