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A Day in the Life of the Brain (Brain Works)

Presents an introduction to the central and peripheral nervous systems and how they work together to keep the body functioning. This book explains neuroscience and dispels a number of brain myths, such as the misconception that brain damage is always permanent.

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is perhaps the second most common cause of degenerative dementia after Alzheimer's disease. This book, which represents the first authoritative statement about (DLB), includes review articles, case studies and recent research findings from the leading international centers studying the condition. Covering the classification, cognitive manifestations, clinical diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics, neuropat...

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Advances in Morphology (Trends in Linguistics)

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical d...

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Methods in Brain Connectivity Inference through Multivariate Time Series Analysis

Interest in brain connectivity inference has become ubiquitous and is now increasingly adopted in experimental investigations of clinical, behavioral, and experimental neurosciences. Methods in Brain Connectivity Inference through Multivariate Time Series Analysis gathers the contributions of leading international authors who discuss different time series analysis approaches, providing a thorough survey of information on how brain ar...

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Psychotic Disorders: An Update

In this book, with the involvement not only of clinical psychiatrists but also of neurobiologists, specific issues of psychotic disorders (mainly schizophrenia and mood disorders) are reviewed. The focus of attention ranges from therapeutics to the new frontiers of epigenetics. A special focus is on the individual reactions to psychosis (ranging from psychological ones to treatments and neurobiological basis). Because of the rapid de...

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La Science du cerveau et la connaissance

Les progrès des sciences du cerveau ouvrent de nouvelles perspectives pour déchiffrer ce qui fait le cœur même de notre humanité : la conscience, la pensée. Gerald M. Edelman présente ici, en termes simples, les clés de sa théorie de la connaissance. Il montre en particulier ce qu'elle va apporter à la compréhension de processus aussi complexes que la créativité, l'imagination, l'invention. Si l'étude expérimentale du cerveau nous pe...

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Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, And The Enduring Mistreatment Of The Mentally Ill

Very well written and informative book. Had to read it for neuroscience and it was a break from the regular material we dealt with (g-protein coupled receptor anyone?) Sometimes it was difficult to read, in an emotionally moving way. If you don't know anything about the history of mental illness in America THIS is the book to read. Yes, it becomes a bit opinionated and antidrug industry, but if you don't come to that conclusion on yo...

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Emotion and Social Structures

The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in understanding emotion at the level of the individual mind and body. Emotion and Social Structures embraces both perspectives to uncover the fund...

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Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children

A mother whose child has had a cochlear implant tells Laura Mauldin why enrollment in the sign language program at her daughter’s school is plummeting: “The majority of parents want their kids to talk.” Some parents, however, feel very differently, because “curing” deafness with cochlear implants is uncertain, difficult, and freighted with judgment about what is normal, acceptable, and right. Made to Hear sensitively and thoroughly c...

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Problem Solving: Perspectives from Cognition and Neuroscience, 2nd Edition

The way that we assess and overcome problems is an essential part of everyday life. Problem Solving provides a clear introduction to the underlying mental processes involved in solving problems. Drawing on research from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, it examines the methods and techniques used by both novices and experts in familiar and unfamiliar situations. This edition has been comprehensively updated throughout, and now f...