Neuroscience - Medical School Crash Course

Narrated by: Bhama Roget
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

AudioLearn's Medical School Crash Courses presents neuroscience.

Written by experts and authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you're simply interested in neuroscience.

The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school neuroscience course. Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master neuroscience.

The material is accurate, up to date, and broken down into bite-sized sections. There is a Q&A and a key takeaways section following each topic to review questions commonly tested and drive home key points.

In this course, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Neurons and glial cells
  • The synapse
  • Somatic sensory system
  • Peripheral motor system
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Senses
  • Brain anatomy
  • Spinal cord anatomy and function
  • Limbic system
  • Cranial nerves
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Mental illness and the brain
  • Memory and learning

Also included is a comprehensive test containing the top 100 most commonly tested questions in neuroscience with the correct answers. AudioLearn's Medical School Crash Courses support your studies, help with USMLE preparation, and provide a comprehensive audio review of the topic matter for anyone interested in what medical students are taught in a typical medical school neuroscience course.

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Useful Review of General Neuroscience Topics

Overall the content of this book is well put together. I would not recommend this book to just anyone who just wants to learn about neuroscience unless they have an understanding of anatomy. The book uses too many technical anatomical words, without explaiation, for the uinitiated to follow. I would recommend this book to anyone who has had a class in anatomy or neuroscience and wants a refresher.

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Poorly put together

I was excited about the idea of an audiobook that was for the study of neuroscience without all of the extraneous information included by many of producers of pop-neurosci (read: Great Courses). As a Ph.D. student in a neuroscience program, I was hoping to find a great option to recommend to some of our undergraduate students who enter our lab with a less-than-ideal coverage of neuroscience concepts. This particular audiobook, however, is far from suitable. The writers did not consider well how the information would be read, which leads to innumerable confusing (and very misleading) sentences. Moreover, the organization of the information lacks the intuitive structure of many good textbooks, whose tables of contents alone could have provided a better guideline by which to organize this audiobook. The reader is fine overall but has clearly not had anyone go over with her the pronunciation of many major terms. That is not her fault, because anyone in the field should have caught that during production. Nonetheless, it adds additional layers of confusion throughout. The world is still waiting for a really good Neuroscience audiobook, because this definitely isn't it.

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To much is given, much is expected

The products created by AudioLearn are top notched. However, it is impossible for lectures in a traditional college setting just to lecture their with out providing their students with the necessary PowerPoints for the students to have or Textbooks for their students to purchase. So, Audio lectures alone without physical content to engage with is not adequate enough to allow students to succeed.

As a student in graduate school, I appeal to the leadership of Audio Learn to make accessible the contents needed for every student to fully learn and to become successful.

Thank you for considering.

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Content is fine, pronunciations are atrocious

Could only listen for about 45 minutes before I had to ask to return this.

Reader either has never taken these classes or skipped Latin and Greek.

I could hardly pay attention, it felt like listening to a college freshman read their first neuroscience text out loud.

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Bias, organization and outdated

Need I say more. Oh... and question 63, the narrator said heart with the answer, rather than nerve matter.

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  • 04-17-18

A good listen especially if supplemented with some visual info or an illustrated text book

I think the authors did very well considering this is a difficult topic to grasp without visual accompaniment. I've listened to several of the books in this series and found that I needed to supplement this one with further sources of info than some of the other courses but it is good to supplement any learning with additional reading & video clips so not a criticism.
Good narration and she must surely be entitled to a medical degree by now!
I like the familiar format of each book and always value the quick tests at the end of each chapter and the summative end of book test. It is useful to dip back into the book from time to time in order to retain what you've learned.

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  • Sonal Chaudhary
  • 11-16-18

review of key ideas

the neuroanatomy covered is essential need to know. the review questions are helpful to learn key ideas.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-19

Pretty sure I could read this book better

The voice talent in this recording drives me INSANE!
It’s seriously like an “inflection roller coaster”!
At first, i thought is was a bot! It’s a fairly heavy topic so you really need someone who knows the subject.
The reader turns one-syllable words into an up AND down inflection. For example, the word “cell” - a short, one syllable word, goes up AND down!
I really want to hear this but it’s a real, real struggle.
The roller coaster insanity sends you a bit crazy!
Please re-record with new voice talent! PLEASE!