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Cannabis Physiopathology Epidemiology Detection

Gabriel G. Nahas
July 13, 2017

Cannabis Physiopathology and Detection features an outstanding collection of contributions from leading researchers around the world. Papers were presented at the Second International Colloquium on Illicit Drugs, held at the French National Academy of Medicine in April 1992. The book reviews the...

Drug Repositioning: Approaches and Applications for Neurotherapeutics

Joel Dudley, Laura Berliocchi
June 30, 2017

Nervous system diseases represent a major health concern worldwide. Although important financial and professional investment, their etiology and pathophysiology still remain mostly elusive. Moreover, the clinical need of disease-modifying therapies is still unmet. In the last decades, traditional R...

Automated EEG-Based Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders: Inventing the Future of Neurology

Hojjat Adeli, Samanwoy Ghosh-Dastidar
June 14, 2017

Based on the authors’ groundbreaking research, Automated EEG-Based Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders: Inventing the Future of Neurology presents a research ideology, a novel multi-paradigm methodology, and advanced computational models for the automated EEG-based diagnosis of neurological...

The Female Brain

Cynthia L. Darlington
June 14, 2017

The first edition of The Female Brain laid the groundwork for gaining a better understanding of the female brain, examining the evidence for structural and functional differences between the brains of males and females. Addressing a wealth of new research, the second edition continues in this vein,...

Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping

Yu Chen, Babak Kateb
June 01, 2017

Understanding how the brain works and developing effective therapeutics are important in advancing neuroscience and improving clinical patient care. This book covers state-of-the-art research and development in optical technologies and applications for brain mapping and therapeutics. It provides a...

Neuromorphic Photonics

Paul R. Prucnal, Bhavin J. Shastri
May 30, 2017

As society’s appetite for information continues to grow, so does our need to process this information with increasing speed and versatility. Conventional one-size-fits-all solutions offered by digital electronics can no longer satisfy this need, as Moore’s law, interconnection density, and the von...

Handbook of Primate Behavioral Management

Steven J. Schapiro
May 10, 2017

The Handbook of Primate Behavioral Management (HPBM) fills a void in the scientific literature, providing those who work with nonhuman primates (NHPs) with a centralized reference for many issues related to the care and behavioral management of captive nonhuman primates. While there are numerous...

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...

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management: Rodents

Cholawat Pacharinsak, Jennifer C. Smith
April 10, 2017

Rodents are the most commonly used species in biomedical research. Individuals conducting rodent research are often responsible to ensure that all areas of anesthesia and analgesia are performed humanely. Anesthetic agent selection, anesthetic monitoring, and postoperative pain assessment and...

Epilepsy: The Intersection of Neurosciences, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics

Ivan Osorio, Hitten P. Zaveri, Mark G. Frei, Susan Arthurs
March 29, 2017

Epilepsy, one of the most prevalent neurological disorders, affects approximately 1% (greater than 60 million) of the world's population. In an estimated 20 million of these patients, seizures are not controlled even by multiple anti-seizure drugs, and are extremely difficult to predict. Epilepsy:...

Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation: From Impairment to Participation

Marcia Finlayson
March 29, 2017

"MS is always in the back of your mind. If there is something you want to do, you always wonder if the MS will allow you do to it."—Darlene, living with MS for 22 years Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is challenging and multidimensional. MS pervades all aspects of life: one’s body becomes...

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Barry R. Komisaruk, Gabriela González-Mariscal
February 16, 2017

Inspired by Carlos Beyer’s 50 years of pioneering research and influence on his students and colleagues, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology builds upon Beyer’s fundamental discoveries and concepts as well as their widespread implications. It presents original research and reviews on mechanisms — genomic...