Guide to Neurology

The Society for Neuroscience has an excellent guide for the interested lay-man into neurology (the physical / chemical mechanisms of the brain) available for download.[PDF 800k]. It provides a detailed explanation of what happens in the brain during its growth, sleep and stress, how memory works and the effects of diseases like Parkinson’s. It has a small section on dyslexia which focuses on the phonological aspects of the problem and doesn’t mention the role played by the cerebellum and vestibular systems.