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Nicotinic Receptors in the Nervous System

Edward D. Levin
August 29, 2001

Nicotine research has been conducted for the better part of a century, but with the discovery of the relationship of nicotinic systems to Alzheimer's disease, the differentiation of nicotinic receptor subtypes, and the development of novel nicotinic ligands, the field of nicotine research has...

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...

The Neurophysics of Human Behavior: Explorations at the Interface of Brain, Mind, Behavior, and Information

Mark E. Furman, Fred P. Gallo
June 22, 2000

How do brain, mind, matter, and energy interact? Can we create a comprehensive model of the mind and brain, their interactions, and their influences? Synthesizing research from neuroscience, physics, biology, systems science, information science, psychology, and the cognitive sciences, The...

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...

Genetic Influences on Neural and Behavioral Functions

Donald W. Pfaff, Wade H. Berrettini, Tong H. Joh, Stephen C. Maxson
July 27, 1999

Utilizing the flood of information derived from the Human Genome Project and corresponding efforts to elucidate the mouse genome, Genetic Influences on Neural and Behavioral Functions provides a scholarly catalog, organized logically, of relations between the expression of specific genes, nerve...

Caffeine and Behavior: Current Views & Research Trends: Current Views and Research Trends

B.S. Gupta, Uma Gupta
May 20, 1999

The psychobehavioral effects of caffeine on humans is analyzed in this book from an experimental approach. Caffeine and Behavior: Current Views and Research Trends is unique in its emphasis on empirical research and its inclusion of articles concerning the addictive potential of caffeine. Topics...

Handbook of Behavioral State Control: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms

Ralph Lydic, Helen A. Baghdoyan
November 12, 1998

Handbook of Behavioral State Control: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms provides the first synthesis of information on the neurobiology of behavioral states, ranging from normal stress and sleep deprivation to debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders. This book presents a working reference on the...

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...