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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...

Methods in Insect Sensory Neuroscience

Thomas A. Christensen
December 20, 2004

Insects are among the most diverse and adaptable organisms on Earth. They have long been our chief competitors for food and are responsible for spreading devastating afflictions such as malaria and encephalitis. The insects’ ability to thrive is due in large part to their well-developed sensory...

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...

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...

Methods in Drug Abuse Research: Cellular and Circuit Level Analyses

Barry D. Waterhouse
November 25, 2002

The field of drug addiction and substance abuse, which was initially confined to behavioral studies, has broadened dramatically. It now includes a vast array of cellular and molecular approaches as well as sophisticated electrophysiological and neurochemical methodologies that bridge the gap...

Primate Audition: Ethology and Neurobiology

Asif A. Ghazanfar
August 28, 2002

Like speech, the species-specific vocalizations or calls of non-human primates mediate social interactions, convey important emotional information, and in some cases refer to objects and events in the caller's environment. These functional similarities suggest that the selective pressures which...

Methods in Alcohol-Related Neuroscience Research

Yuan Liu, David M. Lovinger
February 14, 2002

Neuroscience research in alcohol-related disorders has made remarkable progress in the last two decades. The advances are due, in great part, to the large array of powerful biomedical, bioengineering, and computational biological techniques that are now employed. To date, there has not been a...

The Somatosensory System: Deciphering the Brain's Own Body Image

Randall J. Nelson
November 13, 2001

The somatosensory system is unique in that it conveys information to the central nervous system (CNS) about both external and internal sensory environments. Recent technological and conceptual advances in the field have allowed great strides to be made in the description and understanding of how...

Methods in Chemosensory Research

Sidney A. Simon, Miguel A. L. Nicolelis
September 26, 2001

Written by world experts in the field of neuronal chemoreception, Methods in Chemosensory Research describes new molecular, electrophysiological, genetic, behavioral, psychophysical, and imaging techniques that have recently been adapted to investigate the basic neuronal mechanisms underlying...