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Febrile Seizures (Hardcover): Tallie Z. Baram, Shlomo Shinnar Febrile Seizures (Hardcover)
Tallie Z. Baram, Shlomo Shinnar
R3,047 Discovery Miles 30 470 Special order

Febrile Seizures is written by the most active researchers and clinicians in epilepsy research today. This book presents the latest developments in this field as well as the current state of knowledge in the following:
* New imaging tools and emerging data, visualizing effects of febrile seizures on the brain
* New genetic methodologies
* The use of animal models to permit scientific analysis of the electrophysiology and molecular biology of the seizure.

Key Features
* First book on febrile seizures in over 20 years
* Broad spectrum of approaches, from genetic and epidemiological to bench research using animal models and in vitro single-cell patch-clamp methods
* Comprehensive update of the topic, written by world leaders in the field
* Novel and newly discovered information based on up-to the minute methods
* Engaging style, accessible to the clinician, researcher, and educated parent

The Retina and its Disorders (Hardcover, 1e Ed): Joseph Besharse, Dean Bok The Retina and its Disorders (Hardcover, 1e Ed)
Joseph Besharse, Dean Bok
R2,469 Discovery Miles 24 690 Special order

This selection of articles from the Encyclopedia of the Eye covering retina, optics/optic nerve and comparative topics constitutes the first reference for scientists, post docs, and graduate students with an interest beyond standard textbook materials. It covers the full spectrum of research on the retina - from the basic biochemistry of how nerve cells are created to information on neurotransmitters, comparisons of the structure and neuroscience of peripheral vision systems in different species, and all the way through to injury repair and other clinical applications.

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

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

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

Enhancing Performance for Action and Perception, Volume 191 - Multisensory integration, Neuroplasticity and Neuroprosthetics,... Enhancing Performance for Action and Perception, Volume 191 - Multisensory integration, Neuroplasticity and Neuroprosthetics, Part I (Hardcover)
Andrea Green, C. Elaine Chapman, John F Kalaska, Franco Lepore
R5,281 Discovery Miles 52 810 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
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"

Orexin/Hypocretin System, Volume 198 (Hardcover, New): Anantha Shekhar Orexin/Hypocretin System, Volume 198 (Hardcover, New)
Anantha Shekhar
R4,356 Discovery Miles 43 560 Special order

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
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

Neurotrauma: New Insights into Pathology and Treatment, Volume 161 (Hardcover, 161st edition): John T. Weber, Andrew I. R. Maas Neurotrauma: New Insights into Pathology and Treatment, Volume 161 (Hardcover, 161st edition)
John T. Weber, Andrew I. R. Maas
R4,962 Discovery Miles 49 620 Special order

Neurotrauma is the leading cause of death and disability in young adults, and the incidence in older patients is increasing. Neurotrauma is also a field in medicine with one of the highest unmet needs. Concentrated, focused and multidisciplinary efforts are required to combat this important disease. Exciting findings from basic research open opportunities for improving treatment results.
This volume presents a unique and comprehensive overview of the latest findings and insights on translational research in neurotrauma. This book should be a must for any TBI or SCI researcher interested in translating their work to the clinic, as well as to clinicians interested in the latest research findings which could provide novel treatment strategies for their patients.
- Integrates results from research on traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, bridging basic science and clinical research
- Includes contributions from worldwide panel of leading researchers and clinicians in the fields of TBI and SCI

Handbook of Episodic Memory, Volume 18 (Hardcover): Ekrem Dere, Alexander Easton, Lynn Nadel, Joe P. Huston Handbook of Episodic Memory, Volume 18 (Hardcover)
Ekrem Dere, Alexander Easton, Lynn Nadel, Joe P. Huston
R3,116 R2,953 Discovery Miles 29 530 Save R163 (5%) Special order

Episodic memory is the name of the kind of memory that records personal experiences instead of the mere remembering of impersonal facts and rules. This type of memory is extremely sensitive to ageing and disease so an understanding of the mechanisms of episodic memory might lead to the development of therapies suited to improve memory in some patient populations. Episodic memory is unique in that it includes an aspect of self-awareness and helps us to remember who we are in terms of what we did and what we have been passed through and what we should do in the future.
This book brings together a renowned team of contributors from the fields of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and behavioural and molecular neuroscience. It provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of recent developments in understanding human episodic memory and animal episodic-like memory in terms of concepts, methods, mechanisms, neurobiology and pathology. The work presented within this book will have a profound effect on the direction that future research in this topic will take.
- The first and most current comprehensive handbook on what we know about episodic memory, the memory of events, time, place, and emotion, and a key feature of awareness and consciousness
- Articles summarize our understanding of the mechanisms of episodic memory as well as surveying the neurobiology of epsidodic memory in patients, animal studies and functional imaging work
- Includes 34 heavily illustrated chapters in two sections by the leading scientists in the field

Functional Neural Transplantation III, Volume 201 - Primary and Stem Cell Therapies for Brain Repair, Part II (Hardcover, New):... Functional Neural Transplantation III, Volume 201 - Primary and Stem Cell Therapies for Brain Repair, Part II (Hardcover, New)
Stephen B. Dunnett, Anders Bjorklund
R4,379 Discovery Miles 43 790 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

Stroke, Volume 94 - Stroke, Part III: Investigation and management Investigation and Management: Part III (Hardcover): Marc... Stroke, Volume 94 - Stroke, Part III: Investigation and management Investigation and Management: Part III (Hardcover)
Marc Fisher
R4,560 R4,305 Discovery Miles 43 050 Save R255 (6%) Special order

This volume provides a comprehensive exploration of stroke, from basic mechanisms of disease to enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities. The ongoing efforts within the neurological community are also highlighted, bringing a better understanding of the pathophysiological basis of this disorder.

Clinicians will find invaluable information that can be used to enhance the lives of an aging global population. Covered topics include the functional anatomy of the brain itself, as well as advancements in the understanding of the biochemical background of strokes.

Related fields and their dramatic impact on stroke research are also included, with findings in the fields of epidemiology, genetics, neuroimaging, and interventional radiology thoroughly explored. In addition, great attention is paid to therapeutic avenues, including investigation, prevention, and patient management.
* A comprehensive resource for information on diagnostic advancements, prevention, and treatment of strokes
* A clinical perspective on the ways related fields such as epidemiology, genetics, and neuroimaging, amongst others, are impacting new research in this disorder
* A foundation that will enable researchers to pursue new clinical investigations

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback): Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)
R1,249 Discovery Miles 12 490 Special order

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Winner of a 2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, this book was written by two leading experts in the field to be highly accessible to undergraduates with limited neuroscience training. It covers all aspects of the field-the neural framework, sight, sound, consciousness, learning/memory, problem solving, speech, executive control, emotions, socialization and development-in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. This introductory text takes a unique thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. It includes case studies and everyday examples designed to help students understand the more challenging aspects of the material. It is richly illustrated with carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding. Enhanced pedagogy highlights key concepts for the student and aids in teaching. Chapter outlines, study questions, glossary, and image collection are also available on the student's companion website. Ancillary support saves instructors time and facilitates learning; test questions, image collection, and lecture slides are available on the instructor's manual website. This book will be of interest to undergraduate students in Neuroscience, Psychology, and related disciplines that teach cognitive neuroscience.

Statistics in Industry, Volume 22 (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Rao Khattree Statistics in Industry, Volume 22 (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Rao Khattree
R2,976 R2,823 Discovery Miles 28 230 Save R153 (5%) Special order

The Handbook of Statistics, a series of self-contained reference books. Each volume is devoted to a particular topic in statistics. Every chapter is written by prominent workers in the area to which the volume is devoted. The series is addressed to the entire community of statisticians and scientists in various disciplines who use statistical methodology in their work. At the same time, special emphasis is placed on applications-oriented techniques, with the applied statistician in mind as the primary audience.

This volume presents a state of the art exposition of topics in the field of industrial statistics. It serves as an invaluable reference for the researchers in industrial statistics/industrial engineering and an up to date source of information for practicing statisticians/industrial engineers. A variety of topics in the areas of industrial process monitoring, industrial experimentation, industrial modelling and data analysis are covered and are authored by leading researchers or practitioners in the particular specialized topic. Targeting the audiences of researchers in academia as well as practitioners and consultants in industry, the book provides comprehensive accounts of the relevant topics. In addition, whenever applicable ample data analytic illustrations are provided with the help of real world data.

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders, Volume 91 (Hardcover, New): A.G. Engel Neuromuscular Junction Disorders, Volume 91 (Hardcover, New)
A.G. Engel; Series edited by Michael J. Aminoff, Fran cois Boller, D.F. Swaab
R4,897 R4,621 Discovery Miles 46 210 Save R276 (6%) Special order

This volume provides concise and comprehensive information on neuromuscular disorders, including rapid advancements in the understanding of the neurobiology of neuromuscular transmission. In addition, clinicians will find timely discussions on the various forms of these disorders that have been discovered due to increased study within the field.

New observations into the immunopathogenesis of myasthenia gravis, and the molecular mechanisms underlying the links between activity and patterns of gene expression, particularly in muscle, are also explored, along with novel information on the understanding of the pathophysiology of the heterogeneous group of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes.

Each of these valuable insights, and their accompanying explanations, provides a framework on which new therapeutic strategies can be built to aid in the enhancement and restoration of normal function in neuromuscular junction disorders.
* New insights into the study of neuromuscular junction disorders, including rapid advancements in the field
* Comprehensive information on the neuromuscular junction, and a detailed examination of myasthenia gravis and other disorders
* A new framework upon which to build therapeutic strategies that will enhance the restoration of normal function in neuromuscular disorders

Ion Channel Factsbook, Volume 1 - Extracellular Ligand-Gated Channels (Paperback): Edward C. Conley, William J. Brammar Ion Channel Factsbook, Volume 1 - Extracellular Ligand-Gated Channels (Paperback)
Edward C. Conley, William J. Brammar
R1,836 Discovery Miles 18 360 Special order

How do you keep track of basic information on the proteins you work with? Where do you find details of their physicochemical properties, sequence information, gene organization? Are you tired of scanning review articles, primary papers and databases to locate that elusive fact?
The Academic Press FactsBook series will satisfy scientists and clinical researchers suffering from information overload. Each volume provides a catalogue of the essential properties of families of molecules. Gene organization, sequence information, physicochemical properties, and biological activity are presented using a common, easy to follow format. Taken together they compile everything you wanted to know about proteins but were too busy to look for.
In a set of four inter-related volumes, The Ion Channel FactsBook provides a comprehensive framework of facts about channel molecules central to electrical signalling phenomena in living cells.
The first volume is devoted to Extracellular Ligand-Gated Integral Receptor-Channel Families including those molecular complexes activated by:
5-Hydroxytryptamine, ATP, Glutamate, Acetylcholine, GABA, Glycine.
Key Features
* Nomenclature
* Expression
* Sequence analyses
* Structure and function
* Electrophysiology
* Pharmacology
* Information retrieval

Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness: Interactions, Pathophysiology, Assessment and Treatment (Paperback): Scott D... Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness: Interactions, Pathophysiology, Assessment and Treatment (Paperback)
Scott D Mendelson
R1,861 Discovery Miles 18 610 Special order

Metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that includes: abdominal obesity, a decreased ability to process glucose (insulin resistance), dyslipidemia (unhealthy lipid levels), and hypertension. Patients who have this syndrome have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a common condition that goes by many names (dysmetabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, obesity syndrome, and Reaven's syndrome).
This is the first book to fully explain the relationships between psychiatric illness, Metabolic Syndrome, diet, sleep, exercise, medications, and lifestyle choices. Metabolic Syndrome is a major risk factor in Major Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, and several other illnesses of psychiatric significance. Conversely, some psychiatric illnesses tend to predispose patients to Metabolic Syndrome. Of further interest is the fact that some of the medications used in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses have been found to cause or exacerbate Metabolic Syndrome.
The author here provides basic information about what genetic predispositions, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices make Metabolic Syndrome more likely to occur. Among the contributing factors that are discussed are genetics, habitual intake of high glycemic index carbohydrates, fructose, saturated fats, trans fatty acids, vitamins, micronutrients, obesity, smoking, and lack of exercise.
The author describes the actual mechanisms by which Metabolic Syndrome progresses and causes damage in the body, including the action of insulin and the pathophysiology of insulin resistance. Details are provided on what occurs in the liver, pancreas, muscle, fat cells, and immune system as Metabolic Syndrome progresses. New findings are presented on fat cells, including the fact that they are beginning to be considered as endocrine cells. There is a substantive discussion of leptin, which is one of the important adipocytokines. Also carbohydrate, 'bad fats', inflammation, oxidative damage, over-stimulation of the 'fight or flight' system, and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol can actually cause the manifestations of Metabolic Syndrome. These explanations set the stage for an explanation of the inter-relationships between Metabolic Syndrome, psychiatric illness, dementia and effects of not only diet and life choices, but also the effects of psychiatric medications.
Finally, there is an important and unique section on the relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and various psychiatric illnesses, and how they exacerbate each other. The significance of Metabolic Syndrome in Major Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia, fibromyalgia and Polycystic Ovary Disease is vast and it is important to realise the effects of psychiatric medications on Metabolic Syndrome. The author discusses antidepressants, mood stabilizers and the new atypical antipsychotics. There are dramatic differences among medications in the way they affect Metabolic Syndrome and pharmaceutical companies will want to promote patient awareness with this book.

* Provides an understanding of Metabolic Syndrome and how this syndrome is a major risk factor in depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, and other illnesses of psychiatric significance.
* Places specific emphasis on the connection of Metabolic Syndrome with Psychiatric illnesses, and how these conditions exacerbate each other.
* Discusses the actual mechanisms by which Metabolic Syndrome progresses and causes damage to the body.
* Explores the relationship between Major Depression, Heart Disease and Metabolic Syndrome.
* Includes supplementary section which discusses and critiques many current dietary supplements that are thought to be helpful for Metabolic Syndrome.
* Discusses the roles of diet, genetics and supplements in managing Metabolic Syndrome.

Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System (Hardcover): Robert C. Malenka Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System (Hardcover)
Robert C. Malenka
R2,794 R2,653 Discovery Miles 26 530 Save R141 (5%) Special order

Intercellular communication is part of a complex system of communication that governs basic cellular activities and coordinates cell actions. The ability of cells to perceive and correctly respond to their environment is the basis of growth and development, tissue repair, and immunity as well as normal tissue homeostasis. Errors in cellular information processing are responsible for diseases such as cancer, autoimmunity, diabetes, and neurological and psychiatric disorders. There is substantial drug development concentrating on this and intercellular communication is the basis of much of neuropharmacology. By understanding cell signaling, diseases may be treated effectively and, theoretically, artificial tissues may be yielded. Neurotransmitters/receptors, synaptic structure and organization, gap junctions, neurotrophic factors and neuropeptides are all explored in this volume, as are the ways in which signaling controls neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology and neuropharmacology. "Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System"provides a valuable desk reference for all scientists who consider signaling.

* Chapters offer impressive scope with topics addressing neurotransmitters/receptors, synaptic structure and organization, neuropeptides, gap junctions, neuropharmacology and more * Richly illustrated in full color with over 200 figures * Contributors represent the most outstanding scholarship in the field, with each chapter providing fully vetted and reliable expert knowledge"

Stress Consequences - Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic (Hardcover, New): George Fink Stress Consequences - Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic (Hardcover, New)
George Fink
R2,313 Discovery Miles 23 130 Special order

Stress is a universal phenomenon that impacts adversely on most people. This volume provides a readily accessible compendium that focuses on the physical and psychological consequences of stress for 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 physical and 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 also placed 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 in full color with over 200 figures 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"

Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Bernard J. Baars, Nicole... Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Bernard J. Baars, Nicole M. Gage
R1,907 Discovery Miles 19 070 Special order

This is the fully revised and updated second edition of the very sucessful introductory textbook on cognitive neuroscience. Written by two leading experts in the field, thisbook takes a unique thematic approach to introduce concepts of cognitive neurosciences, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. New to this edition are "Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience" text boxes; each one focuses on a leading researcher and their topic of expertise. There is a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition, and all other chapters have been thoroughly revised, based on the most recent discoveries.
New edition of a very successful textbookCompletely revisedto reflect new advances, and feedback from adopters and studentsIncludes a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of CognitionStudent Solutions available at http: //www.baars-gage.com/

For Teachers:

Rapid adoption and course preparation: A wide array of instructor support materials are available online including PowerPoint lecture slides, a test bank with answers, and eFlashcords on key concepts for each chapter. A textbook with an easy-to-understand thematic approach: in a way that is clear for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, the text introduces concepts such as working memory, selective attention, and social cognition.A step-by-step guide for introducing students to brain anatomy: color graphics have been carefully selected to illustrate all points and the research explained. Beautifully clear artist's drawings are used to 'build a brain' from top to bottom, simplifying the layout of the brain.

For students:

An easy-to-read, complete introduction to mind-brain science: all chapters begin from mind-brain functions and build a coherent picture of their brain basis. A single, widely accepted functional framework is used to capture the major phenomena. Learning Aids include a student support site with study guides and exercises, a new Mini-Atlas of the Brain and a full Glossary of technical terms and their definitions.Richly illustrated with hundreds of carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding. "

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