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How Sadness Survived: The Evolutionary Basis of Depression

Paul Keedwell, Philip Barker
January 20, 2008

"What I am offering is a critical overview of ideas about depression, some new, some old, which fall under the discipline of 'evolutionary psychology'(EP). Do most types of depression represent an adaptation - an evolved mechanism which has improved our survival and reproductive value in our...

Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases

Harold V. Hall
November 19, 2007

Greater Understanding, Better Evaluations Today's increasingly sophisticated psychological and neuropsychological assessments allow for greater understanding and evaluations in forensic psychology. By integrating discussions of modern psychological and neuropsychological tests with extant civil...

The Forensic Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Handbook for Clinicians and Attorneys, Second Edition

Gregory Murrey, Ph.D., Donald Starzinski, Ph.D., M.D
November 08, 2007

Drawing on the expertise of several well-known figures in the medical, neuropsychological, and legal professions, Forensic Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Handbook for Clinicians and Attorneys, Second Edition provides a concise, general overview of the forensic assessment process and the...

Handbook of Neurofeedback: Dynamics and Clinical Applications

James R. Evans
August 08, 2007

Handbook of Neurofeedback is a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field, offering practical information on the history of neurofeedback, theoretical concerns, and applications for a variety of disorders encountered by clinicians. Disorders covered include ADHD, depression, autism,...

A Theory of the Basal Ganglia and Their Disorders

Robert Miller
August 08, 2007

The Basal ganglia, to adopt a phrase of Churchill's, are "a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." And although there is a wealth of information available on them, this research field remains controversial due in part to the diverse number of disciplines involved. A Theory of the Basal...

Neuropsychology for Psychologists, Health Care Professionals, and Attorneys, Third Edition

Robert J. Sbordone, Ronald E. Saul, Arnold D. Purisch
June 21, 2007

Extensively revised and expanded, this third edition of Neuropsychology for Psychologists, Health Care Professionals, and Attorneys provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive discussion of neuropsychology, outlining its purpose, use, and historical development. It covers the anatomy of the brain,...

Neural Plasticity and Memory: From Genes to Brain Imaging

Federico Bermudez-Rattoni
April 17, 2007

A comprehensive, multidisciplinary review, Neural Plasticity and Memory: From Genes to Brain Imaging provides an in-depth, up-to-date analysis of the study of the neurobiology of memory. Leading specialists share their scientific experience in the field, covering a wide range of topics where...

Endocannabinoids: The Brain and Body's Marijuana and Beyond

Emmanuel S Onaivi, Takayuki Sugiura, Vincenzo Di Marzo
November 01, 2005

Over the past decade, there have been major advances in understanding the mechanisms whereby marijuana interacts with the brain in producing psychoactive and potentially therapeutic effects. The discovery of specific gene coding for cannabinoid receptors activated by smoking marijuana,  and the...

Neural Plasticity in Adult Somatic Sensory-Motor Systems

Ford F. Ebner
May 26, 2005

Synthesizing current information about sensory-motor plasticity, Neural Plasticity in Adult Somatic Sensory-Motor Systems provides an up-to-date description of the dynamic processes that occur in somatic sensory-motor cortical circuits or somatic sensory pathways to the cortex due to experience,...

Nutritional Neuroscience

Harris R. Lieberman, Robin B. Kanarek, Chandan Prasad
March 18, 2005

Scientific and commercial interest in the field of nutritional neuroscience has grown immensely over the last decade. Today, a broad range of dietary supplements, foods for weight loss, functional foods, nutraceuticals, and medical foods are widely available. Many of these products are marketed for...

Sleep: Circuits and Functions

Pierre-Herve' Luppi
September 29, 2004

An estimated 40 million Americans and millions of others worldwide suffer from some type of sleep disruption or disorder, and these numbers are rapidly increasing. As biomedical technologies advance our understanding of sleep, a wave of developments in sleep research and the emergence of new...

Memory and Brain Dynamics: Oscillations Integrating Attention, Perception, Learning, and Memory

Erol Basar
June 23, 2004

Memory itself is inseparable from all other brain functions and involves distributed dynamic neural processes. A wealth of publications in neuroscience literature report that the concerted action of distributed multiple oscillatory processes (EEG oscillations) play a major role in brain functioning...