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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:
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
*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
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
Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of
investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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
* 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 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.
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.
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.
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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