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Discovering the Brain
by Sandra Ackerman - National Academies Press , 1992
A guide to the brain -- an easy-to-read discussion of the brain's physical structure and where functions such as language and music appreciation lie. Science writer Sandra Ackerman cuts through the complexity to bring this vital topic to the public.
by Vikas Chaudhary (ed.) - InTech , 2014
Intracerebral hemorrhage is an important clinical entity encountered in practice. Common causes of intracerebral hemorrhage include hypertension, amyloid angiopathy, trauma, coagulopathy, arteriovenous malformation and underlying tumor.
The Physics of Hearing
by T. Reichenbach, A. J. Hudspeth - arXiv , 2014
To detect and process sound, the ear employs a highly nonlinear, adaptive, real-time spectral analyzer: the cochlea. Sound excites vibration of the eardrum and the three miniscule bones of the middle ear, the last of which acts as a piston ...
Tumors of the Central Nervous System: Primary and Secondary
by Lee Roy Morgan (ed.) - InTech , 2014
A novel concept that is discussed in the book alludes to the transport of drugs bound to red blood cells into the highly vascular CNS tumors - both primary and metastatic. Such a transport mechanism is unique and of significant therapeutic potential.
In the Light of Evolution: Volume VI: Brain and Behavior
by G.F. Striedter, J.C. Avise, F.J. Ayala (eds) - National Academies Press , 2013
The central goal of the series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through state-of-the-art colloquia. This volume focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species.
Itch: Mechanisms and Treatment
by E Carstens, Tasuku Akiyama (eds) - CRC Press , 2014
A timely update on all aspects of itch research and the treatment of itch that accompanies many dermatological conditions including psoriasis, neuropathic itch, cutaneous t-cells lymphoma, and systemic diseases such as liver disease and cancer.
- Wikipedia , 2014
The human brain has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but has a more developed cortex than any other. Despite being protected by the thick bones of the skull, the human brain is susceptible to damage and disease.
by Thomas Heinbockel (ed.) - InTech , 2014
Neurochemistry studies the role of chemicals that build the nervous system, it explores the function of neurons in health and disease, it discovers aspects of cell metabolism and reveals how degenerative processes are at work in the nervous system.
Traumatic Brain Injury
by Farid Sadaka - InTech , 2014
This book provides an overview of the management of patients with traumatic brain injury, in a stepwise approach, from the intensive care unit, through to discharge from the hospital, rehabilitation, recovery and assimilation in family and society.
Sports-Related Concussions in Youth
- National Academies Press , 2013
In the past decade, few issues at the intersection of medicine and sports have had as high a profile or have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions. Concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.
Neurodegeneration: Exploring Commonalities Across Diseases
- National Academies Press , 2013
The summary of a workshop on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders in 2012 to explore commonalities across neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and frontotemporal dementia.
Magnesium in the Central Nervous System
by Robert Vink, Mihai Nechifor (eds) - University of Adelaide Press , 2011
This book brings together the latest in experimental and clinical magnesium research as it relates to the central nervous system. It offers a complete and updated view of magnesium's involvement in central nervous system function...
by Uday Kishore (ed.) - InTech , 2013
This book highlights the pathophysiological complexities of the mechanisms and factors that are likely to be involved in a range of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease, other Dementia, Parkinson Diseases.
by Nizar Souayah (ed.) - InTech , 2013
The objective of this book is to update health care professionals on recent advances in pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy. This work was written by a group of clinicians and scientists with large expertise in the field.
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
by Inga Zerr (ed.) - InTech , 2013
Alzheimer's dementia affects 6 million Europeans with 10 percent of people over age 65 and more than a quarter over 85. Given the steady aging of European societies, dementia and cognitive decline have developed into a major health problem...
Basal Ganglia: An Integrative View
by Fernando A. Barrios, Clemens Bauer (ed.) - InTech , 2013
This volume explores the Basal Ganglia from diverse perspectives, sometimes as starting point others as end of diverse pathologies. It reaches from basic neuroanatomical explanations to higher-order integrative processes.
The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide
by Yogesh Dwivedi - CRC Press , 2012
The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide focuses on how and why the neurobiological factors are crucial in the pathogenic mechanisms of suicidal behavior and how these findings can be transformed into potential therapeutic applications.
by Ashraf Zaher - InTech , 2012
Neuromuscular Disorders is an interesting compendium of diverse and fairly inclusive topics in disorders of nerve and muscle, with a spectrum of generally well written and pertinent chapters referencing specific categories of neuromuscular diseases.
Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies
by Jeffrey L Noebels (ed.) - National Center for Biotechnology Information , 2012
The book considers the role of interactions between neurons, synapses, and glia in the initiation, spread and arrest of seizures. It examines mechanisms of excitability, synchronization, seizure susceptibility, and ultimately epileptogenesis.
Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward
by Jay A. Gottfried - CRC Press , 2011
Synthesizing coverage of sensation and reward into a comprehensive systems overview, Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward presents a cutting-edge and multidisciplinary approach to the interplay of sensory and reward processing in the brain.
The Neural Bases of Multisensory Processes
by Micah M. Murray, Mark T. Wallace - CRC Press , 2012
Using the modern brain imaging and neuroscience methods, The Neural Bases of Multisensory Processes details current understanding in the neural bases for these phenomena as studied across species, stages of development, and clinical statuses.
Methods for Neural Ensemble Recordings
by Miguel AL Nicolelis - CRC Press , 2008
Neural ensemble recording grew into a well-respected and highly data-lucrative science. New experimental paradigms and the establishment of direct real-time brain-machine interfaces hold promise for new-generation prosthetic devices.
Atlas of the Brain
by Rand S. Swenson - Dartmouth Medical School , 2009
Modules: Atlas of Gross Brain Topography; Atlas of the Brain Stem in Cross Section; Atlas of the Brain in Axial Slices; Atlas of the Brain in Coronal Slices; Atlas of the Head in Axial Slices; Axial T1-weighted MRI; Coronal T2 MRI; etc.
Review of Clinical and Functional Neuroscience
by Rand S. Swenson - Dartmouth Medical School , 2006
This review will discuss the cellular components of the nervous system first and then will consider the peripheral nervous system before discussing the Central nervous system. In the CNS we will consider the sensory systems and then motor systems.
Advanced Topics in Neurological Disorders
by Ken-Shiung Chen - InTech , 2012
This book presents recent advances in the field of Neurological disorders research. It encompasses a wide range of areas including bioengineering, stem cell transplantation, gene therapy, proteomic analysis, alternative treatment and more.
- Society for Neuroscience , 2008
Brain Facts is a 74-page primer on the brain and nervous system, published by SfN. Designed for a lay audience as an introduction to neuroscience, Brain Facts is also a valuable educational resource used by high school teachers and students.
Neuroscience: Science of the Brain
- The British Neuroscience Association , 2004
The British Neuroscience Association commissioned the booklet for the purposes of teaching young people about the brain and neuroscience. The booklet contains short explanatory chapters on different subjects written by experts in each topic.
Transient Loss of Consciousness Management in Adults and Young People
- Royal College of Physicians , 2010
This guideline aims to define the pathways for the initial assessment of TLoC patients, and so to derive the correct underlying diagnosis quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively, and tailor the management plan to suit their true diagnosis.
Critical Care in Neurology
by Kitchener, Hashem, Wahba, Khalaf, Zarif, Mansoor - Flying Publisher , 2012
The goal of neurointensive care is to treat and prevent primary and secondary brain injury. This book addresses the day-to-day management of patients in neurointensive care units and the clinical approach to common neurocritical conditions.
Motor Neurone Disease
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence , 2010
This guideline considers the signs and symptoms that can be used for predicting respiratory impairment in patients with MND, the diagnostic accuracy of investigations for detecting and monitoring respiratory impairment, ...
Pathogenesis of Encephalitis
by Daisuke Hayasaka - InTech , 2011
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain parenchyma, which may result in a more serious disease meningoencephalitis. To establish diagnosis and develop effective vaccines to overcome this disease, it is important to understand its mechanism.
The Dynamic Synapse: Molecular Methods in Ionotropic Receptor Biology
by Josef T Kittler, Stephen J Moss - CRC Press , 2006
Bringing together the latest information into one resource, this volume explores the diverse tools and technologies used to study synaptic processes. The book delineates newly developed techniques used for studying neurotransmitter receptors.
Using Imaging to Identify Deceit: Scientific and Ethical Questions
by Emilio Bizzi, et al. - American Academy of Arts and Sciences , 2009
Can the new technique of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) detect deceit? This book examines the scientific support for using fMRI as well as the legal and ethical questions raised when machine-based means are employed to identify deceit.
The Cerebral Circulation
by Marilyn J. Cipolla - Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences , 2010
This book describes structural and functional properties of the cerebral circulation that are unique to the brain, an organ with high metabolic demands, and the need for tight water and ion homeostasis. Autoregulation is pronounced in the brain ...
Biology of the NMDA Receptor
by Antonius M Van Dongen - CRC Press , 2009
This book covers many aspects of the biology of NMDARs: their role in controlling of synapses and neurons during early development; how overstimulation of NMDARs results in excitotoxicity and contributes to several progressive brain disorders.
In Vivo Optical Imaging of Brain Function
by Ron D Frostig - Taylor & Francis Group , 2009
Reflecting changes in the field during the past five years, the second edition of the book describes state-of-the-art techniques and their applications for the growing field of functional imaging in the live brain using optical imaging techniques.
Advances in the Neuroscience of Addiction
by Cynthia M Kuhn, George F Koob - CRC Press , 2010
Written by a distinguished international team of contributors, Advances in the Neuroscience of Addiction provides an excellent overview of the available and emerging approaches used to investigate the biologic mechanisms of drug addiction.
From Molecules to Minds: Challenges for the 21st Century
by Matthew Hogan, Bruce Altevogt - National Academies Press , 2008
The workshop 'From Molecules to Minds' was organized so that representatives of all corners of the neuroscience world could provide updates on the latest advances in the field, and then discuss how they related to the concept of Grand Challenges.
Human Brain Function
by J. Ashburner, K. Friston, W. Penny - Academic Press , 2003
Imaging neuroscience - theory and analysis: Computational neuroanatomy (Rigid body registration, Spatial normalization, High-dimensional image warping, Image segmentation, Morphometry); Modeling; Inference; Functional integration.
Of the Evolution of the Brain
by Allessandro Treves, Yasser Roudi - SISSA , 2010
We review the common themes, the network models and the mathematical formalism underlying our studies about different stages in the evolution of the human brain. These studies discuss the evolution of cortical networks in terms of their computations.
- Royal College of Physicians , 2004
Many people with MS need to make extensive use of health services and social services. The aim of this guideline is to ensure that people with MS benefit from a coherent response from services, to minimize their problems as far as can be achieved.
Indwelling Neural Implants: Strategies for Contending with the In Vivo Environment
by William M. Reichert - CRC Press , 2007
Offering contributions from researchers in neuroprosthetics and tissue repair, this book examines many of these challenges, paying particular attention to how the healing of tissues surrounding an implant can impact the intended use of a device.
Brain Aging: Models, Methods, and Mechanisms
by David R. Riddle - CRC Press , 2007
A selective overview of the current research in this rapidly expanding field. A valuable resource for new and established investigators of the aging brain, this volume reviews critical studies of brain aging in new animal models.
Lateral Interactions in the Cortex: Structure and Function
by J. Sirosh, R. Miikkulainen, Y. Choe - UTCS Neural Networks Research Group , 1996
This book brings together eleven computational investigations, each from a slightly different perspective and level aiming to explain what function the lateral interactions could play in the development and information processing in the cortex.
Eye, Brain, and Vision
by David H. Hubel - W. H. Freeman , 1995
Hubel, a Nobel Prize winner, begins by explaining the structure and function of the retina and visual areas of the brain, then proceeds to more complex phenomena, such as how the brain and eyes together produce stereoscopic and color vision.
Neuroscience of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence
- World Health Organization , 2004
Summary of current knowledge of the biological basis of substance use behaviours, including their relationship with environmental factors. The report focuses on a wide range of psychoactive substances, including tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.
Animal Models of Cognitive Impairment
by Edward D. Levin, Jerry J. Buccafusco - CRC , 2006
The animals models of cognitive impairment described in this book are diverse and involve common cognitive diseases such as AD and schizophrenia. A general coverage of the broad aspects of cognitive impairment is realized.
An Introduction to Epilepsy
by E. B. Bromfield, J. E. Cavazos, J. I. Sirven - American Epilepsy Society , 2006
The book was developed by the American Epilepsy Society's Education Committee as a resource for students and faculty. It covers basic mechanisms underlying seizures and epilepsy, clinical epilepsy, neuropharmacology of antiepileptic drugs, etc.
The Epilepsies: Seizures, Syndromes and Management
by C.P. Panayiotopoulos - Bladon Medical Publishing , 2004
An exhaustive account of the classification and management of epileptic disorders. The author gives clear and didactic guidance on the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of the full spectrum of epileptic syndromes.