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Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Influences on Brain Function, Volume 178 (Hardcover, 180th edition): Juan Y. Chiao Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Influences on Brain Function, Volume 178 (Hardcover, 180th edition)
Juan Y. Chiao
R4,714 Discovery Miles 47 140 Special order

This volume presents recent empirical advances using neuroscience techniques to investigate how culture influences neural processes underlying a wide range of human abilities, from perception and scene processing to memory and social cognition. It also highlights the theoretical and methodological issues with conducting cultural neuroscience research. Section I provides diverse theoretical perspectives on how culture and biology interact are represented. Sections II VI is to demonstrate how cultural values, beliefs, practices and experience affect neural systems underlying a wide range of human behavior from perception and cognition to emotion, social cognition and decision-making. The final section presents arguments for integrating the study of culture and the human brain by providing an explicit articulation of how the study of culture can inform the study of the brain and vice versa.

Epilepsy and Sleep - Physiological and Clinical Relationships (Hardcover): Dudley S. Dinner, Hans O. Luders Epilepsy and Sleep - Physiological and Clinical Relationships (Hardcover)
Dudley S. Dinner, Hans O. Luders
R3,135 R2,966 Discovery Miles 29 660 Save R169 (5%) Special order

It is well recognized that there is an intimate and reciprocal interaction between epilepsy and sleep. The book, Epilepsy and Sleep is a ground-breaking, comprehensive source for exploring this correlation and is especially timely because of the considerable growth in the understanding of the physiology underlying both sleep and epilepsy. An insightful reference, it presents many of the complex physiologic mechanisms underlying epilepsy--sleep interaction and highlights sleeping disorder symptoms that may be related to epilepsy.
The annual cost of treating epilepsy in the United States is an estimated $12.5 billion, according to a report issued January 2000 by The Epilepsy Foundation. The Foundation also reports that more than 180,000 Americans develop epilepsy each year. However, thousands more cases may be misdiagnosed as sleeping disorders, causing these figures to jump significantly. This correlation and diagnosis can help determine the correct type of medication to administer to regulate the symptoms, in turn saving hundreds of hours of lost time at work and millions of dollars.
Key Features
* Provides the first comprehensive source of information available on the correlation between epilepsy and sleep
* Outlines sleeping disorder symptoms which may in fact be caused by epilepsy
* Well illustrated, easy-to-read text
* An essential text for epileptologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and sleep disorder therapists
* Written by internationally recognized experts in the field

The Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy - A Practical Guide (Hardcover): Steven C Schachter, Donald L. Schomer The Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy - A Practical Guide (Hardcover)
Steven C Schachter, Donald L. Schomer
R1,381 Discovery Miles 13 810 Special order

This book is a short and simple pedagogical guide to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. After the headache, epilepsy is the second most common neurological disorder, and this book clarifies the many courses of action to take in treating patients with epilepsy. The book simplifies the classification, testing, and treatment of epilepsy, addresses important psychosocial issues and the efficacy of pharmaceutical and other interventions, and also includes an account of modern concepts of the aetiology of the disease. The Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy: A Practical Guide is an important reference work for all medical schools, hospitals, clinics and primary care centers. Features: * CONTAINS ESSENTIALS ON: * Initial management of patients with seizures * Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy * Neuropsychologic problems associated with epilepsy * Psychiatric disorders * Diagnosis and treatment of status epilepticus * Nonepileptic seizures * Ambulatory EEG monitoring * Epilepsy surgery * Endocrine aspects of partial seizures * Epilepsy in the elderly

Hormones and Signaling, Volume 1 (Hardcover): Lutz Birnbaumer, James Darnell, Ronald Evans, Tony Hunter, Anthony R. Means,... Hormones and Signaling, Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Lutz Birnbaumer, James Darnell, Ronald Evans, Tony Hunter, Anthony R. Means, …
R1,856 Discovery Miles 18 560 Special order

Hormones and Signaling focuses on the mechanism of gene regulation at the cellular level. It also covers the way hormones act to modulate gene regulation and animal development.
Key Features
* Includes information on:
* Nuclear receptors, coactivators, and corepressors
* Membrane receptors, kinases, and phosphorylation on cascades
* Hormonal regulation of development
* Calcium channels and neurotransmitters
* Chromatin, transcription factors, and regulation of gene expression
* JAK/STAT pathways
* Hormone-regulated development and gene "knock-out"

Disorders of Consciousness, Volume 90 (Hardcover, New): G.Bryan Young, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks Disorders of Consciousness, Volume 90 (Hardcover, New)
G.Bryan Young, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
R6,254 Discovery Miles 62 540 Special order

This volume encompasses a variety of topics pertaining to patients with altered levels of consciousness, including valuable differences between disorders. Neurologists, researchers, and clinicians will find a comprehensive accounting of the distinctions between disorders that cause these altered states. Beginning with basic concepts of consciousness and neurobiology, this handbook progresses into more targeted and complex areas of discussion, including important technological advancements that have occurred in neuroimaging.

Neurologists who are frequently called upon for prognostication and to guide management of patients with these disorders will find invaluable information, including chapters discussing comatose states in children and pregnant women, encephalopathic patients, nutrition disorders, and vegetative and minimally conscious states. In addition, chapters devoted to philosophical backgrounds and ethical implications involving patients with impaired consciousness, are thoroughly presented.
* A comprehensive reference guide that progresses from basic concepts of consciousness and neurobiology to targeted, complex topics of discussion
* Invaluable information on new technological advancements that have occurred in neuroimaging, thus furthering diagnostic and treatment modalities
* Philosophical and ethical implications involving the relationship between clinicians and patients with impaired levels of consciousness

Parkinson's Disease - Molecular and Therapeutic Insights From Model Systems (Hardcover): Richard Nass, Serge Przedborski Parkinson's Disease - Molecular and Therapeutic Insights From Model Systems (Hardcover)
Richard Nass, Serge Przedborski
R2,162 Discovery Miles 21 620 Special order

Parkinson s disease is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by the irreversible loss of dopamine neurons. Despite its high prevalence in society and many decades of research, the origin of the pathogenesis and the molecular determinants involved in the disorder has remained elusive. Confounding this issue is the lack of experimental models that completely recapitulate the disease state. The identification of a number of genes thought to play a role in the cell death, and development of both toxin and genetic models to explore the function of the genes both in unaffected and diseased cells are now providing new insights into the molecular basis of the neurodegeneration, as well as therapeutic approaches. In this reference, we will describe the advances and the advantages that various invertebrates, cell culture, rodents, and mammals provide in the identification of the molecular components and mechanisms involved in the cell death, and outline the opportunities that these systems provide in drug discovery.
* Comprehensive and critical assessment of the utility of various model systems to identify the molecular components and pathways involved in Parkinson s disease
* Describes the power of toxin and genetic models to identify novel therapeutic targets and compounds that can be used in PD
* Current overviews of current status of PD research and discovery from bench-to-bedside
* Provides novel insights and views on where the future of PD research may lead
* Provides a powerful teaching tool and template to explore the utility of model systems to identify molecular pathways, molecular targets, and therapeutics that are applicable to a variety of neurological diseases"

Neuroscience of Preference and Choice - Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms (Hardcover): Raymond J. Dolan, Tali Sharot Neuroscience of Preference and Choice - Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms (Hardcover)
Raymond J. Dolan, Tali Sharot
R1,253 Discovery Miles 12 530 Special order

One of the most pressing questions in neuroscience, psychology and economics today is how does the brain generate preferences and make choices? With a unique interdisciplinary approach, this volume is among the first to explore the cognitive and neural mechanisms mediating the generation of the preferences that guide choice. From preferences determining mundane purchases, to social preferences influencing mating choice, through to moral decisions, the authors adopt diverse approaches to answer the question. Chapters explore the instability of preferences and thecommon neural processes that occur across preferences. Edited by one of the world s most renowned cognitive neuroscientists, each chapter is authored by an expert in the field, with a host of international contributors.
Emphasis on common process underlying preference generation makes material applicable to a variety of disciplines - neuroscience, psychology, economics, law, philosophy, etc.Offers specific focus on how preferences are generated to guide decision making, carefully examining one aspect of the broad field of neuroeconomics and complementing existing volumesFeatures outstanding, international scholarship, with chapters written by an expert in the topic area"

New Concepts of Psychostimulants Induced Neurotoxicity, Volume 88 (Hardcover, 89th edition): Hari Shanker Sharma New Concepts of Psychostimulants Induced Neurotoxicity, Volume 88 (Hardcover, 89th edition)
Hari Shanker Sharma
R3,914 Discovery Miles 39 140 Special order

Published since 1959, "International Review of Neurobiology" is a well-known series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists, and pharmacologists. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board, this important serial publishes both eclectic volumes made up of timely reviews and thematic volumes that focus on recent progress in a specific area of neurobiology research.

With recent advancements in new knowledge, it has become evident that psychostimulants and related drugs of abuse are influencing our central nervous system (CNS) remarkably and could alter their function for a longtime. This volume is the first to focus on substance abuse induced brain pathology in the widest sense as it covers alterations in neuronal, glial and endothelial cell functions under the influence of acute or chronic usage of substance abuse.

The Bilingual Brain - Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism (Hardcover): Martin L. Albert, Loraine K.... The Bilingual Brain - Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism (Hardcover)
Martin L. Albert, Loraine K. Obler
R1,089 Discovery Miles 10 890 Special order
Handbook of the Neuroscience of Language (Hardcover): Brigitte Stemmer, Harry A. Whitaker Handbook of the Neuroscience of Language (Hardcover)
Brigitte Stemmer, Harry A. Whitaker
R3,098 Discovery Miles 30 980 Special order

In the last ten years the neuroscience of language has matured as a field. Ten years ago, neuroimaging was just being explored for neurolinguistic questions, whereas today it constitutes a routine component. At the same time there have been significant developments in linguistic and psychological theory that speak to the neuroscience of language. This book consolidates those advances into a single reference.
The "Handbook of the Neuroscience of Language" provides a comprehensive overview of this field. Divided into five sections, section one discusses methods and techniques including clinical assessment approaches, methods of mapping the human brain, and a theoretical framework for interpreting the multiple levels of neural organization that contribute to language comprehension. Section two discusses the impact imaging techniques (PET, fMRI, ERPs, electrical stimulation of language cortex, TMS) have made to language research. Section three discusses experimental approaches to the field, including disorders at different language levels in reading as well as writing and number processing. Additionally, chapters here present computational models, discuss the role of mirror systems for language, and cover brain lateralization with respect to language. Part four focuses on language in special populations, in various disease processes, and in developmental disorders. The book ends with a listing of resources in the neuroscience of language and a glossary of items and concepts to help the novice become acquainted with the field.
Editors Stemmer & Whitaker prepared this book to reflect recent developments in neurolinguistics, moving the book squarely into the cognitive neuroscience of language and capturing the developments in the field over the past 7 years.
* History section focuses on topics that play a current role in neurolinguistics research, aphasia syndromes, and lesion analysis
* Includes section on neuroimaging to reflect the dramatic changes in methodology over the past decade
* Experimental and clinical section reflects recent developments in the field

Advances in Neuropharmacology, Volume 85 (Hardcover): Giacinto Bagetta, M. Tiziana Corasaniti, T. Sakurada, S. Sakurada Advances in Neuropharmacology, Volume 85 (Hardcover)
Giacinto Bagetta, M. Tiziana Corasaniti, T. Sakurada, S. Sakurada
R4,128 Discovery Miles 41 280 Special order

This volume provides a broad overview of important new advances in the field of Neuropharmacology. In 20 chapters, a selection of international contributors discuss topics including endocannabinoid function, pain, stress, astrocytes etc, and new possibilities for treatments of neurological diseases with neuropharmacological approaches.
- Cutting-edge articles in neuropharmacology
- Discusses new possibilities for treatments of neurological disorders
- Very international authorship providing a global view of the state of research

Neurobiology of Hyperthermia, Volume 162 (Hardcover): Hari Shanker Sharma Neurobiology of Hyperthermia, Volume 162 (Hardcover)
Hari Shanker Sharma
R4,497 Discovery Miles 44 970 Special order

The effects of global warming on human health factors with special regards to our brain function are still not well understood. There is an urgent need to expand our knowledge on the effects of hot environment on our brain functions in healthy and in diseased populations. It is still unclear whether infectious events, traumatic injuries, metabolic diseases, carcinogenic events, cardiovascular and respiratory functions will be adversely affected by the rise in global temperature or whether environmental pollutants, such as nanoparticles entered into our body system will produce more damage at high ambient temperatures. This book aims to answer these questions based on recent research carried out by top experts in the field from the USA (11 chapters), Europe (8) chapters), the Middle East (3 chapters), Asia (2 chapters) and Canada (1).
These chapters are written in review style and embedded with the author's new and original data in relation to the current knowledge in the field. The book is highly interesting to the first time readers, beginners and students alike as well as provides in-depth knowledge to the professionals. In addition, prospects for future research and recommendations are clearly indicated in each chapter for future growth of the subject in this highly emerging new discipline.
* Describes the importance of brain temperature and hyperthermia in disease processes
* Presents research on the first observations on Nanoparticles that worsen the outcome of hyperthermia
* Discusses the effects of hyperthermia on the blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barriers

Computational Neuroscience in Epilepsy (Hardcover): Ivan Soltesz, Kevin Staley Computational Neuroscience in Epilepsy (Hardcover)
Ivan Soltesz, Kevin Staley
R3,043 R2,883 Discovery Miles 28 830 Save R160 (5%) Special order

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects millions of patients worldwide and arises from the concurrent action of multiple pathophysiological processes. The power of mathematical analysis and computational modeling is increasingly utilized in basic and clinical epilepsy research to better understand the relative importance of the multi-faceted, seizure-related changes taking place in the brain during an epileptic seizure. This groundbreaking book is designed to synthesize the current ideas and future directions of the emerging discipline of computational epilepsy research. Chapters address relevant basic questions (e.g., neuronal gain control) as well as long-standing, critically important clinical challenges (e.g., seizure prediction). The book should be of high interest to a wide range of readers, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty working in the fields of basic or clinical neuroscience, epilepsy research, computational modeling and bioengineering.
* Covers a wide range of topics from molecular to seizure predictions and brain implants to control seizures
* Contributors are top experts at the forefront of computational epilepsy research
* Chapter contents are highly relevant to both basic and clinical epilepsy researchers

Stroke, Volume 92 - Stroke Part I: Basic and epidemiological aspects Basic and Epidemiological Aspects: Part I (Hardcover):... Stroke, Volume 92 - Stroke Part I: Basic and epidemiological aspects Basic and Epidemiological Aspects: Part I (Hardcover)
Marc Fisher
R4,568 R4,313 Discovery Miles 43 130 Save R255 (6%) Special order

This volume provides a vital and comprehensive resource on stroke, including research, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment modalities. Practitioners in these fields will find invaluable information in this handbook, from basic mechanisms of the disease, to enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities for patient care.

With the field of cerebrovascular disorders, including stroke, making rapid advancements, clinicians will find illuminating and insightful chapters on the pathophysiological basis of this disorder.

Advances in our understanding of the biochemical background of strokes, coupled with an examination of breakthroughs in epidemiology, genetics, neuroimaging, interventional radiology, surgery, and even clinical psychology are also explored, giving researchers and clinicians a profoundly altered way to approach stroke research, diagnosis, and patient treatment and care.
* A comprehensive resource on stroke, prevention techniques, diagnosis, and treatment modalities
* Illuminating and insightful information on the pathophysiological basis of stroke
* A thorough examination of the rapid advancements made in the field of cerebrovascular disorders and their applications to stroke

Mechanisms of Memory (Hardcover, 2nd edition): J. David Sweatt Mechanisms of Memory (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
J. David Sweatt
R2,245 Discovery Miles 22 450 Special order

This fully revised 2e provides the only unified synthesis of available information concerning the mechanisms of higher-order memory formation. It spans the range from learning theory, to human and animal behavioral learning models, to cellular physiology and biochemistry. It is unique in its incorporation of chapters on memory disorders, tying in these clinically important syndromes with the basic science of synaptic plasticity and memory mechanisms. It also covers cutting-edge approaches such as the use of genetically engineered animals in studies of memory and memory diseases. Written in an engaging and easily readable style and extensively illustrated with many new, full-color figures to help explain key concepts, this book demystifies the complexities of memory and deepens the reader s understanding.
More than 25% new content, particularly expanding the scope to include new findings in translational research. Unique in its depth of coverage of molecular and cellular mechanisms Extensive cross-referencing to Comprehensive Learning and Memory Discusses clinically relevant memory disorders in the context of modern molecular research and includes numerous practical examples

Quality Control and Reliability, Volume 7 (Hardcover): P.R. Krishnaiah# Quality Control and Reliability, Volume 7 (Hardcover)
P.R. Krishnaiah#; Volume editing by C.Radhakrishna Rao
R3,847 Discovery Miles 38 470 Special order

Hardbound. This volume covers an area of statistics dealing with complex problems in the production of goods and services, maintenance and repair, and management and operations. The opening chapter is by W. Edwards Deming, pioneer in statistical quality control, who was involved in the quality control movement in Japan and helped the country in its rapid industrial development. He gives a program to keep a country in an ascending path of industrial development.Areas covered in the further 23 chapters of the work include: - reliability of hardware and process control software;- the concepts and theory of reliability and the statistical inference problems arising therein;- the aspects of Quality Control of manufactured goods.

Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance - Endocrine Systems Interacting with Brain and Behavior (Hardcover, New):... Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance - Endocrine Systems Interacting with Brain and Behavior (Hardcover, New)
Robert H. Rubin, Donald W. Pfaff
R4,630 Discovery Miles 46 300 Special order

A single volume of 41 articles, Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance is an authoritative selection of relevant chapters from the Hormones Brain and Behavior 2e MRW, the most comprehensive source of neuroendocrinological information assembled to date (AP July 2009).
The study of hormones as they impact the brain and, subsequently, behavior is a central topic in neuroscience, endocrinology and psychiatry. This volume offers an overview of neuroendocrinological topics, approaching the subject from the perspective of hormone-brain function, hormone-behavior relations, sex differences, and the impact on various diseases/pathologies. Many basic human behavioral functions are subject to the influence of hormones - sexual orientation, the experience of pain, fertility, immunity - as are clinical conditions such as diabetes, substance abuse disorder, eating disorders, PTSD, TBI, pain, Alzheimer's, stress/anxiety, affective disorders, and more. There is considerable commercial clinical potential in the study of hormones - drug companies are currently developing a Cholecystokinin (hormonal peptide) booster to reduce appetite in those who suffer from sever obesity, and catamenial epilepsy (features seizure exacerbation in relation to the menstrual cycle) is resistant to treatment by standard antiepileptic medications, but may be hormonally controlled. These issues and more are covered, and there is simply no other current single-volume reference with such comprehensive coverage and depth.
Authors selected are the internationally renowned experts for the particular topics on which they write, and the volume is richly illustrated with over 150 figures (50 in color). A collection of articles reviewing our fundamental knowledge of neuroendocrinology, the book provides an essential, affordable reference for researchers, clinicians and graduate students in the area.
- Offering outstanding scholarship, each chapter is written by an expert in the topic area and approximately 25% of chapters are written by international contributors (7 countries represented)
- Provides more fully vetted expert knowledge than any existing work with broad appeal for the US, UK and Europe, accurately crediting the contributions to research in those regions
- Heavily illustrated with 150 figures, approximately 50 in color, presenting the material in the most visually useful form for the reader
- Fully explores various clinical conditions associated with the hormones and the brain (PTSD, TBI, Stress & Anxiety, eating disorders, diabetes, addictive disorders, Alzheimer's, affective disorders)
- Broad coverage of disorders makes the volume relevant to clinicians as well as researchers and basic scientists

Time Series in the Frequency Domain, Volume 3 (Hardcover): P.R. Krishnaiah# Time Series in the Frequency Domain, Volume 3 (Hardcover)
P.R. Krishnaiah#; Volume editing by D.R. Brillinger
R3,981 Discovery Miles 39 810 Special order

Hardbound. This volume of the Handbook is concerned particularly with the frequency side, or spectrum, approach to time series analysis. This approach involves essential use of sinusoids and bands of (angular) frequency, with Fourier transforms playing an important role. A principal activity is thinking of systems, their inputs, outputs, and behavior in sinusoidal terms. In many cases, the frequency side approach turns out to be simpler with respect to computational, mathematical, and statistical aspects. In the frequency approach, an assumption of stationarity is commonly made. However, the essential roles played by the techniques of complex demodulation and seasonal adjustment show that stationarity is far from being a necessary condition. Assumptions of Gaussianity and linearity are also commonly made and yet, as a variety of the papers illustrate, these assumptions are not necessary. This volume complements Handbook of Statistics 5: Time Series in the

Protein Trafficking in Neurons (Hardcover): Andrew J. Bean Protein Trafficking in Neurons (Hardcover)
Andrew J. Bean
R2,243 Discovery Miles 22 430 Special order

The efficient delivery of cellular constituents to their proper location is of fundamental importance for all cells and is of particular interest to neuroscientists, because of the unique functions and complex architecture of neurons. Protein Trafficking in Neurons examines mechanisms of protein trafficking and the role of trafficking in neuronal functioning from development to plasticity to disease. The book is divided into seven sections that review mechanisms of protein transport, the role of protein trafficking in synapse formation, exo- and endocytosis, transport of receptors, trafficking of ion channels and transporters, comparison of trafficking mechanisms in neuronal vs. non-neuronal cell types, and the relationship between trafficking and neuronal diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Prion Diseases.
- Provides a comprehensive examination of membrane/protein movement in neuronal function.
- Sections on synapse development, synaptic transmission, and the role of trafficking in neurological disease
- Includes a focus on Molecular Mechanisms
- Illustrated with color summary pictures
- The only book examining protein trafficking and its functional implications, written by leaders in the field

Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy (Hardcover): Herbert B. Newton Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy (Hardcover)
Herbert B. Newton
R4,662 Discovery Miles 46 620 Special order

Treatment of patients with a brain tumor remains one of the most challenging and difficult areas of modern oncology. Recent advances in the molecular biology of these neoplasms have improved our understanding of the malignant phenotype and have lead to the development of novel forms of chemotherapy, including "targeted" agents. The Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy reviews the state-of-the-art of chemotherapy development and clinical treatment of patients with this devastating disease.
Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy offers a unique cutting-edge compendium of basic science and clinical information on the subject of brain tumor chemotherapy, reviewing what has been accomplished thus far and how the field will continue to evolve with the development of more specific and efficacious chemotherapeutic agents. This book represents the most complete single-volume resource available for information on the subject of brain tumor chemotherapy.
* Provides the most up to date information regarding conventional forms of cytotoxic chemotherapy, as well as the basic science and clinical application of molecular therapeutics, for the treatment of brain tumors
* Broadly appeals to anyone interested in the field of Neuro-Oncology and in the treatment of patients with brain tumors
* Useful to clinicians interested in a thorough overview of the use of chemotherapy in patients with a broad range of brain tumors as well as serving as a source of background information to basic scientists and pharmaceutical researchers with an interest in the molecular therapeutics of brain tumors

Essential Neuromodulation (Hardcover): Jeffrey E. Arle, Jay L. Shils Essential Neuromodulation (Hardcover)
Jeffrey E. Arle, Jay L. Shils
R2,889 Discovery Miles 28 890 Special order

Neuromodulation is an emerging field that explores the use of electrical, chemical, and mechanical interventions to heal neurological deficits. Suchneurostimulation has already shown great promise with disorders and diseases such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and Parkinson s disease. This is the first concise reference covering all of the basic principles of neuromodulation in a single affordable volume for neuro-residents, fellows, and basic clinical practitioners, edited by two prominent clinical experts in the field.

This volume emphasizes essential observations from all of the important clinical phases involved in any neuromodulation: targeting, intraoperative assessment, programming, complications, and complication avoidance. There are commonalities to all neuromodulation procedures that must be brought to the forefront to form a cohesive presentation of neuromodulation, and such emphasis will give readers a more solid grounding in the fundamentals needed to embrace this field as a cohesive clinical entity.
Chapters offer point-counterpoint commentary for varied perspectivesAppendix distills current guidelines in easy, accessible formatChapters follow story of patient care, effectively emphasizing general principles with supporting examplesOffers outstanding scholarship, with over 20% of chapters involving international contributors"

Immunology, Inflammation and Diseases of the Eye (Hardcover): Darlene A. Dartt, Reza Dana, Patricia A. D'Amore, J y... Immunology, Inflammation and Diseases of the Eye (Hardcover)
Darlene A. Dartt, Reza Dana, Patricia A. D'Amore, J y Niederkorn
R3,054 Discovery Miles 30 540 Special order

This selection of articles from the "Encyclopedia of the Eye" provides a comprehensive overview of immunological features, diseases and inflammation of the eye and its support structures and organs. Rather than taking an immunological focus that is strictly suitable for clinicians, the volume offers a considerable basic science background and addresses a broad range of topics - the immune system of the eye, its various disorders, mechanisms of inflammation of the eye and visual system, treatment, wound healing mechanisms, stem cells, and more.

*The first single volume to integrate comparative studies into a comprehensive resource on the neuroscience of ocular immunology

*Chapters are carefully selected from the Encyclopedia of the Eye by the world's leading vision researchers

*The best researchers in the field provide their conclusions in the context of the latest experimental results

Pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors, Part II, Volume 96 (Hardcover, 96th edition): Franco Borsini Pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors, Part II, Volume 96 (Hardcover, 96th edition)
Franco Borsini
R3,890 Discovery Miles 38 900 Special order

The serotonin 5-HT6 receptor represents a novel pharmacological target whose impact on physiopathology of CNS functions remains undetermined. Some receptor antagonists have been synthesized and they show a modulatory role in learning and memory processes and food intake. The pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptor agonists is still under evaluation. However, both 5-HT6 antagonists and agonists seem to exert potential antidepressant activity. Recently, a second messenger system has been discovered. 5-HT6 receptor function is becoming more and more intriguing. Thus, the aim of the present book is to try to clarify the pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors.

written by expert researchers covers all published literature to date in the field of 5-HT6 receptors

The Limits of Dream - A Scientific Exploration of the Mind / Brain Interface (Hardcover): J. F. Pagel The Limits of Dream - A Scientific Exploration of the Mind / Brain Interface (Hardcover)
J. F. Pagel
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Special order

The Limits of Dream focuses on what we currently know of the human central nervous system (CNS), examining the basic sciences of neurochemisty, neuroanatomy, and CNS electrophysiology as these sciences apply to dream, then reaching beyond basic science to examine the cognitive science of dreaming including the processes of memory, the perceptual interface, and visual imagery. Building on what is known of intrapersonal CNS processing, the book steps outside the physical body to explore artificially created dreams and their use in filmmaking, art and story, as well as the role of dreaming in creative process and creative madness. The limits of our scientific knowledge of dream frame this window that can be used to explore the border between body and mind. What is known scientifically of the cognitive process of dreaming will lead the neuroscientist, the student of cognitive science, and the general reader down different paths than expected into an exploration of the fuzzy and complex horizon between mind and brain.
* The clearest presentation of research and philosophy currently available relating to the mind/brain interface
* Discusses the cognitive processes of dreaming utilized in film and artificial intelligence
* Describes the functioning of dream in the creative process"

GABA and the Basal Ganglia, Volume 160 (Hardcover, 160th edition): J. M. Tepper, E. D. Abercrombie, J.P. Bolam GABA and the Basal Ganglia, Volume 160 (Hardcover, 160th edition)
J. M. Tepper, E. D. Abercrombie, J.P. Bolam
R4,461 Discovery Miles 44 610 Special order

Over the past 25 years the amount of data pertaining to the GABAergic function in the basal ganglia has increased dramatically. GABA and the Basal Ganglia - From Molecules to Systems is a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art of knowledge about the neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology and neurophysiology of the basal ganglia, focusing on its GABAergic microcircuitry. It serves as a complete reference to the body of knowledge about the basal ganglia, its constituent neurons, and their interconnections. This volume is designed to serve as a convenient all-in-one review and reference for experienced basal ganglia researchers as well as an introduction to the functional organization of the basal ganglia and its GABAergic circuitry for students and researchers new to the field.
* Reviews the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the basal ganglia itself in addition to focusing on the GABAergic circuitry of the basal ganglia
* Authors of each chapter leading internationally acclaimed experts in basal ganglia research

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