UAB professor, Neuroscience for Dummies author to sign books

UAB psychology professor will sign copies of his neuroscience primer Saturday.

Dummies_CoverFranklin Amthor, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences, will sign copies of his new book Neuroscience for Dummies from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Little Professor Books, 2717 18th St. South, Homewood.

The book explains the nervous system so that anyone can understand it. Amthor says he designed the book to be a readable reference for questions about the brain and a valuable tool for undergraduates or professional school students dealing with neuroscience content.

The Dummies book delves into the ways individual neurons work and mediate memory, learning, emotions and the brain.