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EEG/ERP Analysis: Methods and Applications

Kamel Nidal, Aamir Saeed Malik
April 27, 2017

Changes in the neurological functions of the human brain are often a precursor to numerous degenerative diseases. Advanced EEG systems and other monitoring systems used in preventive diagnostic procedures incorporate innovative features for brain monitoring functions such as real-time automated...

Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Systems: Work and Everyday Life

Chris Forsythe, Huafei Liao, Michael Christopher Stefan Trumbo, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera
March 31, 2017

While there have been tremendous advances in our scientific understanding of the brain, this work has been largely academic, and often oriented toward clinical publication. Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Systems: Work and Everyday Life addresses the relationship between neurophysiological...

Neuroadaptive Systems: Theory and Applications

Magdalena Fafrowicz, Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Dylan Schmorrow
March 29, 2017

Broadly defined as the science and technology of systems responding to neural processes in the brain, neuroadaptive systems (NASs) has become a rapidly developing area of study. One of the first books available in this emerging area, Neuroadaptive Systems: Theory and Applications synthesizes...

Monsters, Demons and Psychopaths: Psychiatry and Horror Film

Fernando Espi Forcen
August 19, 2016

Descriptions of monsters, vampires, demonic possessions, and psychopaths in horror films have been inspired by psychiatric knowledge about mental illness, leading to several stereotyped models of horror that have prevailed through decades. Some scholars have proposed that horror films can be a...

Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury

Daniel Laskowitz, Gerald Grant
October 09, 2015

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant source of death and permanent disability, contributing to nearly one-third of all injury related deaths in the United States and exacting a profound personal and economic toll. Despite the increased resources that have recently been brought to bear...

Nutrition for Brain Health and Cognitive Performance

Talitha Best, Louise Dye
June 12, 2015

Public awareness of the role diet plays in brain function has been steadily increasing. This has led to significant development of new products, dietary supplements, functional foods, nutraceuticals and public health recommendations for maintaining brain function. Nutrition for Brain Health and...

Nutrition and Sensation

Alan R. Hirsch
March 18, 2015

Nutrition and Sensation explores how sensations can impact nutrition. It unravels the hidden sensory universe acting to control our appetite and nutritional desires. The sensory influence on food choice is ubiquitous. Whether it is the color of soda, the viscosity of maple syrup, or the aroma of...

Ketamine: Use and Abuse

David T. Yew
March 16, 2015

Increasing use of ketamine as a recreational drug in Asia, Europe, and America is a great burden on society at large, leading to aspirational strain, unemployment, and crime. These societal effects have led to growing interest among researchers and clinicians in ketamine’s effects on various...

Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods for Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychiatric Assessment,Third Edition

Robert P. Granacher, Jr.
March 02, 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods for Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Third Edition provides physicians and psychologists with a scientifically based schema for the clinical evaluation of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The book assists physicians and psychologists in developing...

Prenatal and Childhood Nutrition: Evaluating the Neurocognitive Connections

Cindy Croft
January 28, 2015

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Nutrition is not only a basic need that all humans have to sustain life, but it is also critical to successful early development. This research compendium lends deeper insights into the links between nutrition and healthy brain function—and from...

Environmental Hazards and Neurodevelopment: Where Ecology and Well-Being Connect

Cindy Croft
January 28, 2015

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. The rate of identification of children with neurobiological disabilities has been on the increase in recent years. Millions of dollars in research are being spent to understand the factors influencing these increases. The articles within this...

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Reality

Allan Hobson
October 15, 2014

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Realty presents a novel way of thinking about the value of dreaming, based in solid comprehension of scientific research on sleep and dreams, but with deep understanding of psychoanalytic and other interpretations of dreams. This book:...

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