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Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and the Brain

Astrid Nehlig
April 27, 2004

Coffee, tea, and chocolate are among the most frequently consumed products in the world. The pleasure that many experience from these edibles is accompanied by a range of favorable and adverse effects on the brain that have been the focus of a wealth of recent research. Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and...

Neuropsychosocial Intervention: The Practical Treatment of Severe Behavioral Dyscontrol After Acquired Brain Injury

Robert L. Karol
June 26, 2003

Neuropsychosocial intervention is an innovative and clinically proven treatment approach to severe behavioral problems that can affect persons with acquired brain injury. This book outlines the nature and significance of behavioral dyscontrol, explains aggression, and details the neuropsychosocial...

Functional and Neural Mechanisms of Interval Timing

Warren H. Meck
March 24, 2003

Understanding temporal integration by the brain is expected to be among the premier topics to unite systems, cellular, computational, and cognitive neuroscience over the next decade. The phenomenon has been studied in humans and animals, yet until now, there has been no publication to successfully...

Somatosensory Processing: From Single Neuron to Brain Imaging

Mark Rowe, Yoshiaki Iwamura
January 23, 2001

The diversity of contemporary investigative approaches included in this volume provides an exciting account of our current understanding of brain mechanisms responsible for sensory and perceptual experience in the areas of touch, kinesthesia, and pain.Postgraduate research students in sensory...

Integrative Neuroscience: Bringing Together Biological, Psychological and Clinical Models of the Human Brain

Evian Gordon
May 17, 2000

Most brain related activity has focussed on specialized interests within individual disciplines. Recent multidisciplinary activity has provided the impetus to break down these boundaries and encourage a freer exchange of information across disciplines. This text reflects these developments. It...

The Headache Handbook: Diagnosis and Treatment

Gary W. Jay
August 25, 1998

The Headache Handbook: Diagnosis and Treatment helps both generalist and specialist clinicians, including family practitioners, chiropractors, and neurologists, to understand headache, possibly the most ubiquitous symptom in medicine. This comprehensive work covers the myriad of differences among...

Biological Clocks

Susan Binkley
April 23, 1998

Biological Clocks introduces the subject of human chronobiology. It describes biological clocks; why we have clocks; how biological clocks relate to sleep disorders, depression, and jet lag; and how the reader can measure his/her own rhythms....

Attention Deficit Disorder Misdiagnosis: Approaching ADD from a Brain-Behavior/Neuropsychological Perspective for Assessment and Treatment

Barbara C. Fisher
December 29, 1997

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is one of the least understood medical conditions. With no specific test available, misdiagnosis is common and the results can be devastating for both the parents and the child. Because no one can agree on a single definition for the disorder, confusion is rampant...

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Fundamentals, Innovations, and Directions

Jose Leon-Carrion
January 16, 1997

This definitive work, the combined effort of 30 international contributors, provides in-depth discussion of neuropsychological rehabilitation, the consequences of brain injury, fundamentals of recovery, current rehabilitation models, and treatment.Remarkable in the depth of its content, this...

Axonal Conduction Time and Human Cerebral Laterality: A Psycological Theory

Robert Miller
June 30, 1996

This book takes a new and up-to-date look at the prominent theory that the left hemisphere is specialised for representing patterns extended in time whereas the right hemisphere represents simultaneous or 'spatial' patterns. What makes it unique in the field is that it looks at this theory from a...

Chronic Pain: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Prevention, and Management

Hooshang Hooshmand
March 26, 1993

The most misunderstood and complex subject in medicine is the hyperpathic pain of sympathetic dystrophy. More common than previously thought, it comprises between 10 and 20 percent of chronic pain patients. Understanding this self-perpetuating pain -- which "never stops" -- requires unbiased...

Addiction Controversies

David M. Warburton
January 28, 1992