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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

HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System, Volume 85 (Hardcover): Peter Portegies, Joseph Berger HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System, Volume 85 (Hardcover)
Peter Portegies, Joseph Berger
R5,520 R5,203 Discovery Miles 52 030 Save R317 (6%) Special order

This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS and neuro-AIDS, including a history of the disease, and an explanation of many of the conditions that can arise in afflicted patients, including opportunistic infections, central nervous system tumors, spinal cord disorders, myopathies and progressive encephalopathy, amongst others.

Clinicians will gain a greater understanding of the complex mechanisms of the disease. Beginning with a basic introduction to HIV infections and Neuro-AIDS, practitioners will find useful data on advances in molecular biology, neuroepidemiology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, as well as information on the development of therapeutic strategies appropriate for the disorder, including groundbreaking retroviral therapies.

In addition, the socioeconomic and political constraints that hinder treatment and disease management in developing parts of the world are presented.
* A comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS and neuro-AIDS, and the progression of the scientific community s understanding of the disease
* Detailed information on fields such as neuroepidemiology, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, and neuroimaging and their contributions to HIV/AIDS research
* Subject specific chapters on conditions associated with HIV/AIDS, including opportunistic infections, central nervous system tumors, and myopathies, amongst others"

Channelopathies (Hardcover): Karin Jurkat-Rott, Frank Lehmann-Horn Channelopathies (Hardcover)
Karin Jurkat-Rott, Frank Lehmann-Horn
R4,739 Discovery Miles 47 390 Special order

This book describes human hereditary ion channel diseases of voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels covering the diverse fields of medicine myology, neurology, cardiology, and nephrology requiring a wide and interdisciplinary readership. Interesting parallels in pathogenetic mechanisms of disease are especially emphasized to interest even highly specialized readers in entities outside of their fields. Each author has written an objective overview of his or her particular subject in a way that should allow the reader within a short period of time to obtain a comprehensive picture of the present state of art.

Stress Science - Neuroendocrinology (Hardcover): George Fink Stress Science - Neuroendocrinology (Hardcover)
George Fink
R3,397 Discovery Miles 33 970 Special order

Stress is a universal phenomenon that impacts adversely on most people. This volume provides a readily accessible compendium that explains the phenomenon of stress, the neural, endocrine and molecular mechanisms involved, the clinical effects, and the impact on individuals and society. Clinical attention focuses on disorders of the stress control system (e.g. Cushing s Syndrome: Addison s Disease) and the adverse impact of stress on human physicaland mental health . Detailed reviews address disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, major depression, psychoses and related disorders such as combat fatigue and burnout. The work covers interactions between stress and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer s disease and Parkinson s disease, as well as stress-immune-inflammatory interactions in relation to cancer and autoimmune and viral diseases. Emphasis is alsoplaced on the role of stress in obesity, hypertension, diabetes type II and other features of the metabolic syndrome which has now reached epidemic proportions in the USA and other countries.
Chapters offer impressive scope with topics addressing animal studies, disaster, diurnal rhythms, drug effects and treatments, cognition and emotion, physical illness, psychopathology, immunology and inflammation, lab studies and tests, and psychological / biochemical / genetic aspects

Richly illustrated with over 200 figures, 75 in color

Priced affordably, this compendium of articles appeals to the end user interested in stress research who would not otherwise purchase the larger Encyclopedia of Stress

Articles carefully selected by one of the world s most preeminent stress researchers and contributors represent the most outstanding scholarship in the field, with each chapter providing fully vetted and reliable expert knowledge "

Techniques of Scientific Computing (Part 1) - Solution of Equations in R<sup>n</sup>, Volume 3 (Hardcover): P.G. Ciarlet Techniques of Scientific Computing (Part 1) - Solution of Equations in R<sup>n</sup>, Volume 3 (Hardcover)
P.G. Ciarlet
R3,366 Discovery Miles 33 660 Special order
Maternal Substance Abuse and the Developing Nervous System (Hardcover): Ian S. Zagon, Theodore A. Slotkin Maternal Substance Abuse and the Developing Nervous System (Hardcover)
Ian S. Zagon, Theodore A. Slotkin
R1,207 Discovery Miles 12 070 Special order

The purpose of this book is to review the basic science and clinical findings concerning maternal substance abuse and the developing nervous system of unborn children. The short-term but vitally significant repercussions of such exposure on biological development, with particular reference to the nervous system, are discussed. The book also discusses the profound influence of maternal substance abuse on behavior in adulthood, which is caused by subtle changes in the chemistry or structure of the developing nervous system. The subject will not only be of interest to clinical and basic science researchers and teachers in the field of maternal substance abuse, but also to individuals in psychology, social work, cellular and molecular biolgoy, embryology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and in clinical professions such as pediatrics, neonatology, and obstetrics. The breadth of topics covered includes alcohol, cocaine, opiates, nicotine, benzodiazepines, marijuana, and the role of stress and hormones. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of the effects of substance abuse on neurotrophic factors and receptors.
Key Features
* Shows how abused substances act directly or indirectly to mimic or influence the action of neurotrophic factors
* Explains that the transient expression of peptides, neurotransmitters, and receptors can be markedly disturbed by drugs
* Demonstrates that animal and tissue culture studies are consistent with clinical observations and important in understanding and ameliorating adverse actions of drugs in early life

Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link between Thought and Action, Volume 174 - Progress in Brain Research (Hardcover, 174th... Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link between Thought and Action, Volume 174 - Progress in Brain Research (Hardcover, 174th edition)
Markus Raab, Joseph Johnson, Hauke Heekeren
R5,615 Discovery Miles 56 150 Special order

This volume investigates the implications of how our brain directs our movements on decision making. An extensive body of knowledge in chapters from international experts is presented as well as integrative group reports discussing new directions for future research.
The understanding of how people make decisions is of central interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. For the first time the current volume provides a multidisciplinary overview of how action and cognition are integrated in the planning of and decisions about action.
* Offers intense, focused, and genuine interdisciplinary perspective
* Conveys state-of-the-art and outlines future research directions on the hot topic of mind and motion (or embodied cognition)
* Includes contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, movement scientists, economists, and others

Handbook of Neuroendocrinology (Hardcover): George Fink, Jon E. Levine, Donald W. Pfaff Handbook of Neuroendocrinology (Hardcover)
George Fink, Jon E. Levine, Donald W. Pfaff
R2,471 Discovery Miles 24 710 Special order

Neuroendocrinology, the discipline concerned with how the nervous system controls hormonal secretion and how hormones control the brain, is pivotal to physiology and medicine. Neuroendocrinology has disclosed and underpins fundamental physiological, molecular biological and genetic principles such as the regulation of gene transcription and translation, the mechanisms of chemical neurotransmission and intracellular and systemic feedback control systems. Reproduction, growth, stress, aggression, metabolism, birth, feeding and drinking and blood pressure are some of the bodily functions that are triggered and/or controlled by neuroendocrine systems. In turn, neuroendocrine dysfunction due to genetic or other deficits can lead, for example, to infertility, impotence, precocious or delayed puberty, defective or excessive growth, obesity and anorexia, Cushing s Syndrome, hypertension or thyroid disorders. These as well as neuroendocrine tumors are some of the themes covered in the 36 chapters of the Handbook. Drafted by internationally acknowledged experts in the field, the Handbook chapters feature detailed up-to-date bibliographies as well as "how do we know?" call out sections that highlight the experimental or technical foundations for major concepts, principles, or methodological advances in each area. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty in neuroscience, medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, psychology and cognate disciplines, the "Handbook of Neuroendocrinology" satisfies an unmet need that will prove useful at the laboratory bench as well as in the office.
The most comprehensive up-to-date source covering basic principles, neural regulation, hormone/brain function and behavior, and neuroendocrine pathology "How do we know?" callout sections highlight core conceptsHeavily illustrated with over 350 figures, 4-color throughout"

Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dieter Schmidt, Steven C Schachter Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dieter Schmidt, Steven C Schachter
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Special order

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, and original observations in the field are often the key to diagnosis and successful treatment. Physicians new to the field as well as seasoned practitioners will benefit from more than one hundred case vignettes that explore the universe of epilepsy as it presents in daily practice. Some of these cases challenge long-held views about epilepsy and others bring the reader to the limits of our understanding of epilepsy, both in clinical and basic science. To improve the interface of clinical and basic science in epilepsy, basic scientists comment on the potential mechanisms underlying clinical observations, and clinicians assess the potential impact of recent results of experiments in the laboratory. This book highlights the importance that original observations have in inspiring both new treatments and continued research.
* Presents unique and challenging case vignettes in epilepsy contributed by eminent physicians in the field
* Provides practicing physicians with examples of how baffling cases were handled and solved
* A new section provides a translational perspective, with basic scientists discussing the potential mechanisms underlying original clinical observations, and clinical scientists discussing the clinical implications of experiments in the epilepsy laboratory

Neuroendocrinology, Volume 182 - Pathological Situations and Diseases (Hardcover, 182nd edition): Luciano Martini Neuroendocrinology, Volume 182 - Pathological Situations and Diseases (Hardcover, 182nd edition)
Luciano Martini
R4,724 Discovery Miles 47 240 Special order

Neuroendocrinology is a discipline which originated about 50 years ago as a branch of Endocrinology and that is now strictly linked to neuroscience.

Volumes 181 and 182 of Progress in Brain Researchprovide a rapid view of the major points presently discussed at biological and clinical levels.

The chapters have been written by top scientists who are directly involved in basic or clinical research and who use the most sophisticated biotechnological techniques.

The volumes cover of the role of genetics in many endocrine-related events, like neuroendocrinological diseases and endocrine depenedent cancers (prostate, breast, etc, ). Interesting information is also provided on possibile treatments of neurodegenerative brain diseases (e.g., Alzheimer and similar syndromes).

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

Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered

Of great value for researchers and experts, but also for students as a background reference"

Proteins of the Cerebrospinal Fluid - Analysis & Interpretation in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurological Disease... Proteins of the Cerebrospinal Fluid - Analysis & Interpretation in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurological Disease (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
E. J. Thompson
R3,954 Discovery Miles 39 540 Special order

The analysis of the protein content of the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) is a central tool in the diagnosis of a number of diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis and Encephalitis. This book is a complete revision of the first edition published 16 years ago and reflects the advances in the field in that period. Containing the most comprehensive reference list available today with over 1300 references cross-indexed according to topics, it also includes many classical works that cannot be easily found through the public literature database (like PubMed). This book covers new areas of research such as the use of the analysis of protein content in the CSF to guide the prognosis of patients with severe head injury and/or stroke (currently being tested using technology which can be applied at the bedside to yield results within 15 minutes).
With many new or completely revised illustrations, this book serves as not only a reference on the topic, but also a lab manual for bench work with recipes, and a clinical reference on individual diseases.
* Introduces the Eastern blotting, the technique considered the "gold standard" by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the demonstration of IgG by immunofixation following isoelectric focusing
* Provides numerous tables for ease-of-use
* Extensively cross-referenced with over 1300 references

Molecular Mechanisms of Hormone Actions on Behavior (Hardcover, New): Anne M. Etgen, Donald W. Pfaff Molecular Mechanisms of Hormone Actions on Behavior (Hardcover, New)
Anne M. Etgen, Donald W. Pfaff
R4,619 Discovery Miles 46 190 Special order

A single volume of 31 articles, Mechanisms of Hormone Actions on Behavior 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 June 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 the mechanisms which control hormone actions on behavior. Female, male and stress hormones are discussed at the cellular, behavioral and developmental level, and sexual differentiation of the development of hormone-dependent neuronal systems, neuropeptides/neuromodulators, and steroid-inducedneuroplasticity are addressed. 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 175 figures (over 50 in color). A collection of articles reviewing our fundamental knowledge of the mechanisms of neuroendocrinology, the book provides an essential, affordable reference for researchers, clinicians and graduate students in the area.
- The most comprehensive single-volume source of up-to-date data on the mechanisms behind neuroendocrinology, with review articles covering x, y z
- Chapters synthesize information otherwise dispersed across a number of journal articles and book chapters, thus saving researchers the time consuming process of finding and integrating this information themselves
- Offering outstanding scholarship, each chapter is written by an expert in the topic area and approximately 35% of chapters are written by international contributors
- 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 175 figures, approximately 54 in color
- Presents material in most visually useful form for the reader

Bioactive Natural Products (Part E), Volume 15 - V15 (Hardcover): Atta-ur Rahman Bioactive Natural Products (Part E), Volume 15 - V15 (Hardcover)
Atta-ur Rahman
R10,348 Discovery Miles 103 480 Special order

Natural product chemistry covers a fascinating area of organic chemistry and its study has enriched organic chemistry in a myriad of different ways. In recent years the thrust has been in three major directions: advances in stereoselective synthesis of bioactive natural products, developments in structure elucidation of complex natural products through the applications of multidimensional NMR and mass spectroscopy, and the integration of bioassay procedures with the isolation processes leading to the isolation of active principles from the extracts. The present volume reflects these developments, and the growing emphasis on bioactive natural products, chemical constituents of echinoderms, diterpenoids from Rabdosia and Eremophila sp., structural studies on saponins, marine sesquiterpene quinones and antimicrobial activity of amphibian venoms. The reviews on bioactive metabolites of Phomophis, cardenolide detection by ELISA, xenocoumacins and bioactive dihydroisocoumarins, CD studies of carbohydrate-molybdate complexes, oncogene function inhibitors from microbial secondary metabolites and Gelsemium and Lupin alkaloids present frontier developments in several areas of natural product chemistry. It is hoped that the present volume, which contains articles by eminent authorities in each field, will be received with the same enthusiasm as the previous volumes of this series.

Functional Neural Transplantation III, Volume 200 - Primary and Stem Cell Therapies for Brain Repair, Part I (Hardcover, New):... Functional Neural Transplantation III, Volume 200 - Primary and Stem Cell Therapies for Brain Repair, Part I (Hardcover, New)
Stephen B. Dunnett, Anders Bjorklund
R4,981 Discovery Miles 49 810 Special order

This issue of "Progress in Brain Research" is split over 2 volumes, bringing together cutting-edge research on functional neural transplantation. The 2 volumes review current knowledge and understanding, provide a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and build a platform for further research and discovery.
Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

Research Funding in Neuroscience - A Profile of the McKnight Endowment Fund (Hardcover): Gabrielle Strobel Research Funding in Neuroscience - A Profile of the McKnight Endowment Fund (Hardcover)
Gabrielle Strobel; Edited by Sylvia Lindman
R1,090 Discovery Miles 10 900 Special order

The book is a history of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience and an assessment of its effectiveness in advancing neuroscience. The book discusses the Fund's early and steady commitment to basic science as well as it's tradition of leveraging relatively modest dollars to make a big difference in careers and the field overall.
The fund exists strictly to give awards and create a community of peers through an annual conference dedicated to research. In near unison, scientists who have received awards say they were able to test a risky idea, get their career off the ground, or make a significant change in their career because of McKnight's flexible dollars.
The book consists of three parts: (1) origins--including both the funder and the scientists who shaped the program; (2) a review of the science to show how McKnight awardees have advanced the field; and (3) 10 keys to success. We also have an interview with Julius Axelrod (one of the early advisors, done shortly before his death in 2004) and stories of how awardees used their McKnight grants, plus other information.

Ion Channel Regulation, Volume 33 (Hardcover): Paul Greengard, Angus C. Nairn, Shirish Shenolikar Ion Channel Regulation, Volume 33 (Hardcover)
Paul Greengard, Angus C. Nairn, Shirish Shenolikar; Volume editing by David L. Armstrong, Sandra Rossie
R2,320 Discovery Miles 23 200 Special order

Volume 33 reviews the current understanding of ion channel regulation by signal transduction pathways. Ion channels are no longer viewed simply as the voltage-gated resistors of biophysicists or the ligand-gated receptors of biochemists. They have been transformed during the past 20 years into signaling proteins that regulate every aspect of cell physiology. In addition to the voltage-gated channels, which provide the ionic currents to generate and spread neuronal activity, and the calcium ions to trigger synaptic transmission, hormonal secretion, and muscle contraction, new gene families of ion channel proteins regulate cell migration, cell cycle progression, apoptosis, and gene transcription, as well as electrical excitability. Even the genome of the lowly roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans encodes almost 100 distinct genes for potassium-selective channels alone. Most of these new channel proteins are insensitive to membrane potential, yet in humans, mutations in these genes disrupt development and increase individual susceptibility to debilitating and lethal diseases.
How do cells regulate the activity of these channels? How might we restore their normal function? In Ion Channel Regulation, many of the experts who pioneered these discoveries provide detailed summaries of our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms that control ion channel activity.
Key Features
* Reviews brain functioning at the fundamental, molecular level
* Describes key systems that control signaling between and within cells
* Explains how channels are used to stimulate growth and changes to activity of the nucleus and genome

Biomarkers of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease, Volume 101 (Hardcover): Biomarkers of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease, Volume 101 (Hardcover)
R3,907 Discovery Miles 39 070 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. This volume reviews existing theories and current research surrounding the movement disorder Dyskinesia.

Leading authors review state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 58 (Hardcover): Ronald J. Bradley, R. Adron Harris, Peter Jenner International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 58 (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Bradley, R. Adron Harris, Peter Jenner
R3,828 Discovery Miles 38 280 Special order

International Review of Neurobiology is a well-respected 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. This volume is a cumulative subject index of volumes 26-50.

Neuro-ophthalmology, Volume 102 (Hardcover, 102nd edition): Christopher Kennard, R.John Leigh Neuro-ophthalmology, Volume 102 (Hardcover, 102nd edition)
Christopher Kennard, R.John Leigh
R5,228 Discovery Miles 52 280 Special order

This volume provides a comprehensive look into the innovative methods used to explore the visual system. From the way the brain processes vision, an imperative part of the human experience, to the role eye movement plays in a range of questions concerning visual perception, memory, attention, free will, and even topological diagnoses, this in-depth handbook gives neurologists, ophthalmologists, and neuro-ophthalmologists an invaluable tool to help them better understand the visual system.

Disorders of the retinal and cerebral cortex, and those that affect control of eye and lid movements are thoroughly discussed, along with groundbreaking visual rehabilitative methods, and chapters on individual parts of the visual system. Practitioners will find a useful resource that lays out fundamental concepts, while seamlessly summarizing clinical and laboratory methods for neuro-ophthalmological evaluation.

The material is perfect for early-stage physicians or long practicing specialists who wish to learn the latest developments in the field.
* A comprehensive resource that explores the innovative methods used to understand the visual system
* An in-depth study of how the brain processes vision, and the role certain functions such as eye movement play in visual diagnosis and memory
* Clinical and laboratory methods of evaluation that are perfect for physicians and specialists in any stage of practice

Human Sleep and Cognition, Volume 185 - Basic Research (Hardcover): Gerard A. Kerkhof, Hans P. A. van Dongen Human Sleep and Cognition, Volume 185 - Basic Research (Hardcover)
Gerard A. Kerkhof, Hans P. A. van Dongen
R4,691 Discovery Miles 46 910 Special order

This volume focuses on the interplay of mind and motion - the bidirectional link between thought and action. In particular, it investigates the implications that this coupling has for decision making. How do we anticipate the consequences of choices and how is the brain able to represent these choice options and their potential consequences? How are different options evaluated and how is a preferred option selected and implemented? This volume addresses these questions not only through an extensive body of knowledge consisting of individual chapters by international experts, but also through integrative group reports that pave a runway into the future. The understanding of how people make decisions is of common interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. So far, however, it has mainly been advanced in isolation within distinct research disciplines; in contrast, this book results from a deliberate assembly of multidisciplinary teams. It offers intense, focused, and genuine interdisciplinary perspective. It conveys state-of-the-art and outlines future research directions on the hot topic of Mind and Motion (or embodied cognition). It includes contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, movement scientists, economists, and others.

Sleep Disorders Part I, Volume 98 (Hardcover): Pasquale Montagna, Sudhansu Chokroverty Sleep Disorders Part I, Volume 98 (Hardcover)
Pasquale Montagna, Sudhansu Chokroverty
R4,574 Discovery Miles 45 740 Special order

Since the late 90 s, a renewed interest in the neurobiology of sleep has provided new advancements in the understanding of basic sleep science and the clinical aspects of sleep disorders, with particular interest given to the role of genetics.

From laboratory techniques and therapies, groundbreaking research in sleep-wakefulness, new models of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep mechanisms, to bright light therapy for circadian rhythm sleep disorders, this handbook will provide clinicians and researchers with a state-of-the-art reference that summarizes the clinical features and management of the many neurological manifestations of sleep disorders.

Practitioners will find invaluable research, information, and laboratory techniques on such topics as sleep-wake-dependent genes, the role of sleep duration in mortality and morbidity, and advancements in the understanding of the neurobiology of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy-cataplexy, restless legs syndrome, REM behavior disorders, fatal familiar insomnia, sleep apnea and heart failure, and nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia, amongst others. In addition, significant advancements in therapies and drug protocols are presented.
* Clinical data on groundbreaking advancements in the understanding of basic sleep science
* Invaluable information on new therapies and drug protocols for sleep disorders
* A state-of-the-art reference that includes the role of genetics in sleep medicine"

Neurotrophic Factors (Hardcover): Sandra E. Loughlin, James H. Fallon Neurotrophic Factors (Hardcover)
Sandra E. Loughlin, James H. Fallon
R1,563 Discovery Miles 15 630 Special order

This text synthesizes current information on defined neurotrophic factors (emphasizing their localization and molecular/cellular function in the central nervous system), provides current reviews and offers a conceptual framework for understanding the spectrum of actions of neurotropic factors. It also reviews the members of the major growth factor families, including the neurotrophins, the epidermal growth factor and the fibroblast growth factors.;Other topics and issues that are covered include multifaceted approaches to the study of growth factor effects on specific and defined neuronal groups; the actions of neurotrophic factors on first, second and third messenger systems and their convergence into primary response genes; synergistic effects and interactions between neurotrophic factors; and the growth promoting effects of neurotransmitters, neuronal activity and interactions with extra cellular matrix.; The book's key features include an up-to-date synthesis of concepts on neurotrophic factors in the nervous system; discussion of molecular, cellular and neuroanatomical concepts of the neurotrophic factor function; chapters on primary, secondary and tertiary messenger systems; a

Neuro-Oncology, Part II, Volume 105 (Hardcover): Wolfgang Grisold, Riccardo Soffietti Neuro-Oncology, Part II, Volume 105 (Hardcover)
Wolfgang Grisold, Riccardo Soffietti
R4,457 Discovery Miles 44 570 Special order

Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Neuro-Oncology, Part II provides an overview of the most recent developments in the field of neuro-oncology, including new diagnostic imaging techniques, along with immunology, molecular biology, and clinical aspects of different types of tumors. It also considers management and new therapeutic strategies for tumors, such as gene therapy, radiation therapy, and molecularly targeted treatments. Divided into five sections encompassing 33 chapters, the book begins with a description of specific tumor types such as low-grade gliomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, and medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors, along with rare brain tumors like neurofibromatosis and other genetic syndromes. It then discusses tumors at special sites, from brainstem tumors to peripheral nerve tumors, tumors of the meninges, and optic, hypothalamic, and thalamic tumors. It also explains the neurological complications of systemic cancer and the adverse effects of some treatments. Clinicians and neuroscientists, as well as researchers who read this book, will gain a better understanding of the clinical features and management of the neurological manifestations of tumors.

Enhancing Performance for Action and Perception, Volume 192 - Multisensory integration, Neuroplasticity and Neuroprosthetics,... Enhancing Performance for Action and Perception, Volume 192 - Multisensory integration, Neuroplasticity and Neuroprosthetics, Part II (Hardcover, New)
R5,286 Discovery Miles 52 860 Special order

This volume of "Progess in Brain Research" follows on from the 32nd International Symposium of the Groupe de recherche sur le systeme nerveux central (GRSNC), May 2010, and aims to provide an overview of the various neural mechanisms that contribute to learning new motor and sensory skills, and to adapting to changed circumstances, including the use of devices and implants to substitute for lost sensory or motor abilities (brain machine interfaces). The focus is on recent developments covering five major themes: Mechanisms to improve motor performanceNeuro-rehabilitation of motor functionMechanisms to enhance sensory perceptionCross modal interationc for enhancing sensorimotor performanceAssistive technologies to enhance sensorimotor performance

This volume focuses on the translation of scientific knowledge into applications and strategies that can help restore lost function following injury or disease including assistive neuroprosthetic technologies to enhance sensorimotor performance and neurorehabilitation.
Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future researchChapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics coveredAll chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist"

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