The Brain and Behavior Book

The Brain and Behavior

  • Author : David L. Clark
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 0521840503

The Brain and Behavior Excerpt :

New edition building on the success of previous one. Retains core aim of providing an accessible introduction to behavioral neuroanatomy.

Behavioral Neurology   Neuropsychiatry Book

Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry

  • Author : David B. Arciniegas
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521875011

Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry Excerpt :

The only textbook written specifically for physicians training and practising in this developing medical subspecialty.

Forebrain Areas Involved in Pain Processing Book

Forebrain Areas Involved in Pain Processing

  • Author : Jean-Marie Besson
  • Publisher : John Libbey Eurotext
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Pain
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 2742000933

Forebrain Areas Involved in Pain Processing Excerpt :

Our knowledge of the brain and its structures -- such as the thalamus, hypothalamus and cortex -- has made great strides over the past 15 years. As in other fields, this progress has been due to studies based on a multidisciplinary approach combining modern and traditional investigative methods. The new knowledge has highlighted the part played by some fundamental structures in pain processing. This book reviews the data that has been acquired and the new perspectives it has opened up for studying how the brain processes pain, in both humans and animals. For neurologists, neurobiologists and neurosurgeons.

Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease Book

Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease

  • Author : Brent Vogt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 829
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198566960

Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease Excerpt :

One of the major neuroscience publications of the past few years, Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease presents the definitive review of the cingulate cortex, explaining its critical role in a host of diseases and illnesses.

Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward Book

Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward

  • Author : Jay A. Gottfried
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420067293

Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward Excerpt :

Synthesizing coverage of sensation and reward into a comprehensive systems overview, Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward presents a cutting-edge and multidisciplinary approach to the interplay of sensory and reward processing in the brain. While over the past 70 years these areas have drifted apart, this book makes a case for reuniting sensation and reward by highlighting the important links and interface between the two. Emphasizing the role of reward in reinforcing behaviors, the book begins with an exploration of the history, ecology, and evolution of sensation and reward. Progressing through the five senses, contributors explore how the brain extracts information from sensory cues. The chapter authors examine how different animal species predict rewards, thereby integrating sensation and reward in learning, focusing on effects in anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Drawing on empirical research, contributors build on the themes of the book to present insights into the human sensory rewards of perfume, art, and music, setting the scene for further cross-disciplinary collaborations that bridge the neurobiological interface between sensation and reward.

Itch Book


  • Author : E. Carstens
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466505438

Itch Excerpt :

Advances in itch research have elucidated differences between itch and pain but have also blurred the distinction between them. There is a long debate about how somatic sensations including touch, pain, itch, and temperature sensitivity are encoded by the nervous system. Research suggests that each sensory modality is processed along a fixed, direct-line communication system from the skin to the brain. Itch: Mechanisms and Treatment presents a timely update on all aspects of itch research and the clinical treatment of itch that accompanies many dermatological conditions including psoriasis, neuropathic itch, cutaneous t-cells lymphomas, and systemic diseases such as kidney and liver disease and cancer. Composed of contributions from distinguished researchers around the world, the book explores topics such as: Neuropathic itch Peripheral neuronal mechanism of itch The role of PAR-2 in neuroimmune communication and itch Mrgprs as itch receptors The role of interleukin-31 and oncostatin M in itch and neuroimmune communication Spinal coding of itch and pain Spinal microcircuits and the regulation of itch Examining new findings on cellular and molecular mechanisms, the book is a compendium of the most current research on itch, its prevalence in society, and the problems associated with treatment.

The Primate Nervous System Book

The Primate Nervous System

  • Author : Floyd E. Bloom
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1997-05-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN 10 : 0080539505

The Primate Nervous System Excerpt :

This volume is a new, timely and fitting extension to the Handbook of Chemical Neuroanatomy, focussing on the neurochemical circuitry of the primate brain. The book will compliment the growing efforts to apply the analytical strategies of chemical neuroanatomy to the primate brain. The goal of this volume is to develop a broad-based coverage of human and non-human primate chemical neuroanatomic details together within a volume in which details on transmitters and systems can be appreciated. The eight comprehensive chapters that comprise this volume deal with large global concepts and datasets which not only create an initial coverage of the entire primate neuraxis, but also capture useful points of information on the chemical neuranatomy of the primate nervous system. An excellent, informative book, and a welcome addition to the sparse literature in this field.

The Biological Basis for Mind Body Interactions Book

The Biological Basis for Mind Body Interactions

  • Author : E.A. Mayer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2000-02-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 0080862470

The Biological Basis for Mind Body Interactions Excerpt :

The current volume focuses on several key aspects of mind/brain/body interactions in health and disease, including specific examples of interactions between body and brain, mechanisms underlying the response of the system to stressors, the role of early life events in permanently biasing the responsiveness of the system and practical implications of mind body interactions in human disease. The volume on Biological Basis for Mind Body Interactions is organized into 6 major sections, each dealing with a unique aspect of the general topic: After establishing the relationship between mind, brain and emotions, the first section deals with general neurobiological aspects mediating the effect of stress on various organ systems, including the immune and cardiovascular system. The second section covers the topic of how early life stressor can permanently alter responsiveness of the nervous system in animals and in man. The third section deals with influences of the internal environment, mediated by neuroendocrine and visceral afferent pathways on the CNS. The fourth section which deals with influences of body on the brain, focuses on mechanisms involved in perception and modulation of pain. The fifth section deals with influences of the mind/brain on the body, with an emphasis on central and peripheral mechanisms of autonomic control of body functions. The last section deals with a series of practical issues of mind body treatments, including acupuncture, breathing, body work and meditation. In addition, issues such as cost effectiveness and research aspects are discussed. Authors in this last section frequently refer to topics and mechanisms addressed in the early sections, making it a truly integrated volume. The unique aspect of the volume is the integration of state of the art research information on biological and practical aspects of mind/brain/body interactions. It is based on the beliefs of the editors and participants that the traditional separation of mind and body

The Prefrontal Cortex Book
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The Prefrontal Cortex

  • Author : Joaquin M. Fuster
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041356919

The Prefrontal Cortex Excerpt :

The Rat Nervous System Book
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The Rat Nervous System

  • Author : George Paxinos
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1052
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080921372

The Rat Nervous System Excerpt :

The previous editions of The Rat Nervous System were indispensable guides for those working on the rat and mouse as experimental models. The fourth edition enhances this tradition, providing the latest information in the very active field of research on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The structure, connections, and function are explained in exquisite detail, making this an essential book for any graduate student or scientist working on the rat or mouse nervous system. Completely revised and updated content throughout, with entirely new chapters added Beautifully illustrated so that even difficult concepts are rendered comprehensible Provides a fundamental analysis of the anatomy of all areas of the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as an introduction to their functions Appeals to researchers working on other species, including humans

Routes Book


  • Author : Amit Atad
  • Publisher : Aa Pub
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9659043104

Routes Excerpt :

Using concrete scientific methods, this work addresses practical and philosophical questions about how the mind and its content form in the brain. An eclectic range of mental phenomena including learning, language, and self-perception are addressed with an eye toward explaining them as manifestations of neural network processes. While this book will be of particular interest to students of many cognitive fields of study such as neuroscience, psychology, and neural networks, it is designed to be accessible for general readers, as it straightforwardly and creatively integrates many disciplines and discussions relating to mental processes. Highlighted are the neuronal properties and regularity that form the mental phenomena and serve their explanation.