Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.

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Dr. Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D., is a professor teaching a course in Principles of Biology and a course in Neuropsychopharmacology. She is a computational neuroscientist doing brain research in emotions and cognition, integrating sensorimotor functions and decisions, using the state-of-the-art near-infrared optical imaging techniques. She also does research in autonomous robotic control. She has received a Ph.D. degree in Physiology, and three bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Physics, and Astrophysics from University of Minnesota. She has been a professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and a post-doctoral fellow at University of California at Irvine.

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Why do you write textbooks?
Because I am a professor teaching in these courses, my students really like my course notes, so I rewrite them in a textbook form, and publish them so other students can learn intuitively with the pedagogical methods I use in my books and in my lectures.
What are the pedagogical methods you use in writing these textbooks?
The pedagogical methods are based on the brain research that I do, and I apply the learning theory of how the brain learns naturally and intuitively in teaching and in writing textbooks.

Specifically, I use an inquiry approach to stimulate the quest of knowledge with questions and answers format, so students will get the answers immediately. That's the best way to learn. The key is to provide instant feedback to the students so they can make the connections.

I also use a modular method that applies an incremental approach to let students learn in bite size that is self-contained. This simplifies the process and makes it easier for students to digest and retain the information incrementally.
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Sometimes I Wish I Could
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
“Sometimes I Wish I Could...” is a fun poem that celebrates the love memories. It is a love poem that shares the carefree experience.
Awakening
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 640. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
“Awakening” is an inspirational poem that celebrates the adventure of life when two ships crossed path in the ocean. It is a poetry which searches for that bottle in the ocean with a message awaiting to be found. “Awakening” is a part of the poetry series authored by Nikki Tam, Ph.D.
Fly Away... Home Bound!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
“Fly Away…Home Bound” is an inspirational poem written for someone’s life stages transforming from birth to fly away free. It uses the bird metaphor to soar high with the yearning for love, fun & thrill. It strikes a chord of resonance with those who echo the share experience & empathizes with the triumph of life by flying away, setting free, with broken wings rediscovering what it means come home
If Only Why
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
“If Only Why” is an inspirational poem that celebrates the life of a dear person in your heart who had left this earth that makes you wonder why. It is a poetry which rhymes with the experience that can only share by the one who left us with that wonderful memory. It strikes a chord of resonance with those who have lost someone so dear in their heart that will make you cry.
Me and My Inner Child
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
“Me and My Inner Child” is an inspirational poem that celebrates the inner child in us. It is a nursery rhyme for the inner child in us that is forever young and free. It strikes a chord of resonance with those who echo the share experience, see the beauty of life by embracing your true self, and overcome the childhood experience.
Setting Free
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 520. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
“Setting Free” is an inspirational poem that celebrates the life stages transforming from birth to fly away free. It uses the bird metaphor to soar high with the yearning for love, fun and thrill. It strikes a chord of resonance with those who echo the share experience, and see the triumph of life by flying away, setting free, with broken wings rediscovering what it means to be home sweet home.

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Neuropsychopharmacology
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Price: $39.99 USD. Words: 223,490. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“ Neuropsychopharmacology” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Biological Principles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Biological Principles” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Anxiety Disorders
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Medicine
“Anxiety Disorders” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Affective Disorders: Depression, Mania and Bipolar Disorder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Medicine
“Affective Disorders” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in question & answer format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the material intuitively.
Cytoplasmic Release of Neurotransmitters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Sciences
“Cytoplasmic Release of Neurotransmitters” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively
Brain Imaging Techniques
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Brain Imaging Techniques” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Experimental Methods in Neuropsychopharmacology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Experimental Methods in Neuropsychopharmacology” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials.
Principles of Biology: Animal Systems
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Price: $39.99 USD. Words: 202,140. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
“Principles of Biology: Animal Systems” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Schizophrenia
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Schizophrenia” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Cognitive Learning
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Cognitive Learning” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Learning Mechanisms
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Learning Mechanisms” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Reflex
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Reflex” is a part of the Principles of Biology & Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively.
Synapse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Synapse” is a part of the Principles of Biology & Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn a&d retain the materials intuitively.
Action Potential
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
“Action Potential” is a part of the Principles of Biology and Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in question and answer format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively.
Neurotransmitter Pathways
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Neurotransmitter Pathways” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in question & answer format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the material intuitively
Executive Functions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Executive Functions” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Dose-Response Curve
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“Dose-Response Curve” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Pharmacokinetics
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,750. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Pharmacokinetics” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Mind-Brain Connection
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Mind-Brain Connection” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Neuropsychopharmacology: An Introduction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Neuropsychopharmacology: An Introduction” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively.
Pharmacology: An Introduction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Medical science
“Pharmacology: An Introduction” is a part of the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Sensory System
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Sensory System” is a part of the Principles of Biology & Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively.
Neurotransmitter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,150. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Neurotransmitter” is a part of the Principles of Biology & Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively.
Neuron
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Neuron” is a part of the Principles of Biology & the Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively.
Nervous System
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“Nervous System” is a part of the Principles of Biology & Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the materials intuitively.
Origin of Species
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“Origin of Species” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Scientific Methods
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
“Scientific Methods” is a part of the Principles of Biology & Neuropsychopharmacology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles & concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn & retain the material intuitively
Respiratory System
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
“Respiratory System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Reproductive System
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“Reproductive System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Renal System
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
“Renal System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Motor System
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“Motor System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Immune System
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“Immune System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Digestive System
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“Digestive System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Endocrine System
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,580. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
“Endocrine System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Circulatory System
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“Circulatory System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.
Biological System
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
“Biological System” is a part of the Principles of Biology course series textbooks. It is a tutorial written in questions and answers format. It is a study guide with in-depth explanations. Each section is a modular unit that is self-contained for easy reading. The principles and concepts are introduced systematically so students can learn and retain the materials intuitively.

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