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Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Bernard J. Baars, Nicole... Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Bernard J. Baars, Nicole M. Gage
R1,439 R1,287 Discovery Miles 12 870 Save R152 (11%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This is the fully revised and updated second edition of the very sucessful introductory textbook on cognitive neuroscience. Written by two leading experts in the field, thisbook takes a unique thematic approach to introduce concepts of cognitive neurosciences, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. New to this edition are "Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience" text boxes; each one focuses on a leading researcher and their topic of expertise. There is a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition, and all other chapters have been thoroughly revised, based on the most recent discoveries.
New edition of a very successful textbookCompletely revisedto reflect new advances, and feedback from adopters and studentsIncludes a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of CognitionStudent Solutions available at http: //www.baars-gage.com/

For Teachers:

Rapid adoption and course preparation: A wide array of instructor support materials are available online including PowerPoint lecture slides, a test bank with answers, and eFlashcords on key concepts for each chapter. A textbook with an easy-to-understand thematic approach: in a way that is clear for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, the text introduces concepts such as working memory, selective attention, and social cognition.A step-by-step guide for introducing students to brain anatomy: color graphics have been carefully selected to illustrate all points and the research explained. Beautifully clear artist's drawings are used to 'build a brain' from top to bottom, simplifying the layout of the brain.

For students:

An easy-to-read, complete introduction to mind-brain science: all chapters begin from mind-brain functions and build a coherent picture of their brain basis. A single, widely accepted functional framework is used to capture the major phenomena. Learning Aids include a student support site with study guides and exercises, a new Mini-Atlas of the Brain and a full Glossary of technical terms and their definitions.Richly illustrated with hundreds of carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding. "

A Combined MRI and Histology Atlas of the Rhesus Monkey Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Kadharbatcha... A Combined MRI and Histology Atlas of the Rhesus Monkey Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Kadharbatcha S. Saleem, Nikos K. Logothetis
R4,287 R3,204 Discovery Miles 32 040 Save R1,083 (25%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The second edition of this atlas maps the detailed architectonic subdivisions of the cortical and subcortical areas in the macaque monkey brain using high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) images and the corresponding histology sections in the same animal. This edition of the atlas is unlike anything else available as it includes the detailed cyto- and chemoarchitectonic delineations of the brain areas in all three planes of sections (horizontal, coronal, and sagittal) that are derived from the same animal. This is a significant progress because in functional imaging studies, such as fMRI, both the horizontal and sagittal planes of sections are often the preferred planes given that multiple functionally active regions can be visualized simultaneously in a single horizontal or sagittal section. This combined MRI and histology atlas is designed to provide an easy-to-use reference for anatomical and physiological studies in macaque monkeys, and in functional-imaging studies in human and non-human primates using fMRI and PET.
The first rhesus monkey brain atlas with horizontal, coronal, and sagittal planes of sections, derived from the same animal.Shows the first detailed delineations of the cortical and subcortical areas in horizontal, coronal, and sagittal plane of sections in the same animal using different staining methods.Horizonal series illustrates the dorsoventral extent of the left hemisphere in 47 horizontal MRI and photomicrographic sections matched with 47 detailed diagrams (Chapter 3). Coronal series presents the full rostrocaudal extent of the right hemisphere in 76 coronal MRI and photomicrographic sections, with 76 corresponding drawings (Chapter 4).Sagittal series shows the complete mediolateral extent of the left hemisphere in 30 sagittal MRI sections, with 30 corresponding drawings (Chapter 5). The sagittal series also illustrates the location of different fiber tracts in the white matter."Individual variability" - provides selected cortical and subcortical areas in three-dimensional MRI (horizontal, coronal, and sagittal MRI planes). For comparison, it also provides similar areas in coronal MRI section in six other monkeys. (Chapter 6)"Vasculature" - indicates the corresponding location of all major blood vessels in horizontal, coronal, and sagittal series of sections. Provides updated information on the cortical and subcortical areas, such as architectonic areas and nomenclature, with references, in chapter 2.Provides the sterotaxic grid derived from the in-vivo MR image.

Basic Neurochemistry - Principles of Molecular, Cellular, and Medical Neurobiology (Hardcover, 8th edition): George J. Siegel,... Basic Neurochemistry - Principles of Molecular, Cellular, and Medical Neurobiology (Hardcover, 8th edition)
George J. Siegel, R. Wayne Albers, Donald Price, Scott Brady
R2,058 R1,784 Discovery Miles 17 840 Save R274 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Basic Neurochemistry: Principles of Molecular, Cellular, and Medical Neurobiology, the outstanding and comprehensive classic text on neurochemistry, is now newly updated and revised in its Eighth Edition. For more than forty years, this text has been the worldwide standard for information on the biochemistry of the nervous system, serving as a resource for postgraduate trainees and teachers in neurology, psychiatry, and basic neuroscience, as well as for medical, graduate, and postgraduate students and instructors in the neurosciences. The text has evolved, as intended, with the science. It is also an excellent source of current information on basic biochemical and cellular processes in brain function and neurological diseases for continuing medical education and qualifying examinations. This text continues to be the standard reference and textbook for exploring the translational nature of neuroscience, bringing basic and clinical neuroscience together in one authoritative volume. Our book title reflects the expanded attention to these links between neurochemistry and neurologic disease.

This new edition continues to cover the basics of neurochemistry as in the earlier editions, along with expanded and additional coverage of new research from: Intracellular trafficking;Stem cells, adult neurogenesis, regeneration;Lipid messengers;Expanded coverage of all major neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders;Neurochemistry of addiction;Neurochemistry of pain;Neurochemistry of hearing and balance;Neurobiology of learning and memory;Sleep;Myelin structure, development, and disease;Autism; andNeuroimmunology.

The new edition features:

* Completely updated text with new authors and material, and many entirely new chapters * Over 400 fully revised figures in splendid color * 61 chapters covering the range of cellular, molecular and medical neuroscience * Translational science boxes emphasizing the connections between basic and clinical neuroscience * Companion website at http: //elsevierdirect.com/companions/9780123749475"

The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact - The Coronal Plates and Diagrams (Spiral bound, 3rd edition): George... The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact - The Coronal Plates and Diagrams (Spiral bound, 3rd edition)
George Paxinos, Keith B.J. Franklin
R1,932 R1,463 Discovery Miles 14 630 Save R469 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates is the most widely used and cited atlas of the mouse brain in print. It provides researchers and students with both accurate stereotaxic coordinates for laboratory use, and detailed delineations and indexing of structures for reference. The Compact 3rd edition is both a major revision and an expansion of previous compact editions. The 100 high resolution digital photographs of the coronal plane of section from the third full edition now complement the coronal drawings. The photographs of the sections and the intermediate sections are also provided on the accompanying CD. In addition, the compact version has a large introduction on stereotaxic surgery and the use of the atlas in the lab, as well as a number of panoramic simplified diagrams for student instruction. The Compact 3rd edition is in 8.5 x 11 format and is spiral bound suitable for positioning next to microscopes and cryotomes.
* Delineations of 100 coronal diagrams, as fully revised for the 3rd edition


* 100 coronal photographic plates produced from directly scanned very high resolution images of the biological sections (done at the Allen Institute)


* Beginner's guide with 25 pages on how to do stereotaxic surgery, how to use the atlas, including how to match experimental sections against the atlas plates (e.g. what features of the brain change gradually and can be used as guides to location)


* 3 sagittal, 5 coronal and 2 horizontal simplified overview diagrams for students


* Surface views of the brain with labels over the major structures


* Uses the best ontology tree (nomenclature based on the development of the brain) so farconstructed with universal application across mammals


* CD providing electronic versions of all diagrams and photographs in different resolutions for downloads

Ocular Periphery and Disorders (Hardcover): Darlene A. Dartt, Peter Bex, Patricia A. D'Amore, Reza Dana, Linda Mcloon, J y... Ocular Periphery and Disorders (Hardcover)
Darlene A. Dartt, Peter Bex, Patricia A. D'Amore, Reza Dana, Linda Mcloon, …
R2,158 R1,833 Discovery Miles 18 330 Save R325 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This selection of articles from the Encyclopedia of the Eye is the first single-volume overview presenting articles on the function, biology, physiology, and pathology of the structures of the ocular periphery, as well as the related disorders and their treatment. The peripheral structures are implicated in a number of important diseases, including optic neuritis, thyroid eye disease, and strabismus. The volume offers a basic science background of these topics rather than a strictly clinical focus.

*The first single volume to integrate comparative studies into a comprehensive resource on the neuroscience of the ocular periphery

*Chapters are carefully selected from the Encyclopedia of the Eye by the world's leading vision researchers

*The best researchers in the field provide their conclusions in the context of the latest experimental results

Headache: Handbook of Clinical Neurology Series 3 (Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab) (Hardcover): Headache: Handbook of Clinical Neurology Series 3 (Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab) (Hardcover)
R5,458 R4,656 Discovery Miles 46 560 Save R802 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This volume is about headache disorders, a universal problem for healthcare providers around the globe. It encompasses major developments, including the role of genetics and genomics in the emergence of new fields such as migraine genetics.

Clinicians will find an exhaustive, up-to-date accounting of cultural developments and the scientific advances that have revolutionized the medical community s understanding of all types of headaches. The value of evidence-based medicine and transitional research is highlighted, along with diagnostic tools that have proven effective in clinical settings.

This handbook provides a comprehensive explanation of the neurobiological aspects of the nervous system in health and disease, as well as the clinical aspects of neurological disease. In addition, the contributions made by the biological sciences to further an understanding of the pathophysiology of headaches are discussed, with critical information on primary and secondary headaches.
* A comprehensive guide to the advancements made in headache research and medicine, including the role of genetics and genomics
* An exhaustive accounting of cultural developments and scientific advances in headache medicine
* Critical information on primary and secondary headaches, including new therapies, prevention techniques, and management protocols"

Quantum Magnetic Resonance Imaging Disorders of Human Brain Disorders (Hardcover, New): Madan M. Kaila, Rakhi Kaila Quantum Magnetic Resonance Imaging Disorders of Human Brain Disorders (Hardcover, New)
Madan M. Kaila, Rakhi Kaila
R2,257 R1,893 Discovery Miles 18 930 Save R364 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used to visualize detailed internal structure of the body. This book discusses the recent developments in the field of MRI and its application to the diagnosis of human brain disorders. In addition, it reviews the newly emerging concepts and technology, based on the multi-coherence imaging (MQCI). It explains how computer packages can be used to generate images in diseased states and compare them to in vivo results. This will help improve the diagnosis of brain disorders based on the real-time events happening on atomic and molecular quantum levels. This is important since quantum-based MRI would enable clinicians to detect brain tumors at the very early stages.
Uses practical examples to explain the techniques - making it easier to understand the concepts
Uses diagrams to explain the physics behind the technique - avoiding the use of complicated mathematical formulae

Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 4th edition): George Paxinos, Keith B.J.... Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 4th edition)
George Paxinos, Keith B.J. Franklin
R3,805 R2,881 Discovery Miles 28 810 Save R924 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In the years since its first publication, "Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" has received virtually universal acceptance in neuroscience as the authoritative source for stereotaxic coordinates and delineations. This atlas is constructed in the style of "The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates," the most cited publication in neuroscience. The completely revised and updated 4e of "Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" features high-quality color plates scanned by the renowned microscopy unit of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Constructed by the leaders in neuroanatomical atlas development, the new edition will maintain the position of the atlas as an indispensable resource for scientists working on the mouse brain.
100 coronal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates spaced at 120-m intervals; diagrams completely revised32 sagittal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revised30 horizontal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revisedThe most accurate and widely used stereotaxic coordinate systemNomenclature and abbreviations harmonized with the atlases of the brains of the rat, chick, marmoset, rhesus and humanElectronic diagrams available to purchasers of this book via booksite.elsevier.com/9780123910578/

Signal Processing for Neuroscientists - An Introduction to the Analysis of Physiological Signals (Hardcover): Wim van Drongelen Signal Processing for Neuroscientists - An Introduction to the Analysis of Physiological Signals (Hardcover)
Wim van Drongelen
R1,830 R1,522 Discovery Miles 15 220 Save R308 (17%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Signal Processing for Neuroscientists introduces analysis techniques primarily aimed at neuroscientists and biomedical engineering students with a reasonable but modest background in mathematics, physics, and computer programming. The focus of this text is on what can be considered the golden trio in the signal processing field: averaging, Fourier analysis, and filtering. Techniques such as convolution, correlation, coherence, and wavelet analysis are considered in the context of time and frequency domain analysis. The whole spectrum of signal analysis is covered, ranging from data acquisition to data processing; and from the mathematical background of the analysis to the practical application of processing algorithms. Overall, the approach to the mathematics is informal with a focus on basic understanding of the methods and their interrelationships rather than detailed proofs or derivations. One of the principle goals is to provide the reader with the background required to understand the principles of commercially available analyses software, and to allow him/her to construct his/her own analysis tools in an environment such as MATLAB(r).
* Multiple color illustrations are integrated in the text
* Includes an introduction to biomedical signals, noise characteristics, and recording techniques
* Basics and background for more advanced topics can be found in extensive notes and appendices
* A Companion Website hosts the MATLAB scripts and several data files:
http: //www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123708670"

Atlas of the Spinal Cord - Mouse, Rat, Rhesus, Marmoset, and Human (Hardcover): Gulgun Sengul, Charles Watson, Ikuko Tanaka,... Atlas of the Spinal Cord - Mouse, Rat, Rhesus, Marmoset, and Human (Hardcover)
Gulgun Sengul, Charles Watson, Ikuko Tanaka, George Paxinos
R3,340 R2,517 Discovery Miles 25 170 Save R823 (25%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The "Atlas of the Spinal Cord" is the first comprehensive atlas of rodent and primate spinal cords. This atlas features histological images and labeled drawings of every segment from rat, mouse, marmoset monkey, rhesus monkey, and human spinal cords. Nissl-stained section images and matching drawings for each segment are supplemented by up to four histochemical or immunohistochemical images on a facing page. The neuron groups supplying major limb muscles are identified in each species. Constructed by the established leaders in neuroanatomical atlas development, this new atlas will be the indispensible resource for scientists who work on rodent or primate spinal cord.
Full-color photographic images of Nissl-stained sections from every spinal cord segment in each of two rodent and three primate species over 160 Nissl platesComprehensively labeled diagrams to accompany each Nissl-stained section over 160 diagramsMore than 500 photographic images of sections stained for AChE, ChAT, parvalbumin, NADPH- diaphorase, calretinin, or other markers to supplement the Nissl-stained imagesDigital versions of diagrams are available to purchasers of this book via a website "

Development of the Nervous System (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Dan H. Sanes, Thomas A. Reh, William A. Harris Development of the Nervous System (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Dan H. Sanes, Thomas A. Reh, William A. Harris
R1,472 R1,266 Discovery Miles 12 660 Save R206 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"Development of the Nervous System" presents a broad and basic treatment of the established and evolving principles of neural development as exemplified by key experiments and observations from past and recent times. The text is organized ontogenically. It begins with the emergence of the neural primordium and takes a chapter-by-chapter approach in succeeding events in neural development: patterning and growth of the nervous system, neuronal determination, axonal navigation and targeting, neuron survival and death, synapse formation and developmental plasticity. Finally, in the last chapter, with the construction phase nearing completion, we examine the emergence of behavior. This new edition reflects the complete modernization of the field that has been achieved through the intensive application of molecular, genetic, and cell biological approaches. It is richly illustrated with color photographs and original drawings. Combined with the clear and concise writing, the illustrations make this a bookthat is well suited to students approaching this intriguing field for the first time.

Features - Thorough survey of the field of neural development - Concise but complete, suitable for a one semester course on upper level undergraduate or graduate level - Focus on fundamental principles of organogenesis in the nervous system - Integrates information from a variety of model systems, relating them to human nervous system development, including disorders of development - Systematically develops knowledge from the description of key experiments and results. - Organized ontologically - Carefully edited to be presented in one voice - New edition thoroughly updated and revised to include major new findings - All figures in full color, updated and revised - Specific attention on revising the chapter on cognitive and behavioral development to provide a foundation and outlook towards those very fast moving areas - Instructor website with figure bank andtest questions

Benefits - The only thorough textbook of Developmental Neuroscience on the market - Carefully structured and edited to map onto the syllabus of most developmental neuroscience courses - Priced to be affordable for undergraduates even in addition to broader textbooks - Carefully constructed instructor's website - Specifically designed to make teaching of complicated subjects easy and fun for instructors and students alike"

Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System (Paperback, 3rd edition): Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System (Paperback, 3rd edition)
R1,740 R1,491 Discovery Miles 14 910 Save R249 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System presents, in a readable and accessible format, key information about how the autonomic nervous system controls the body, particularly in response to stress. It represents the largest collection of world-wide autonomic nervous system authorities ever assembled in one book. It is especially suitable for students, scientists and physicians seeking key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology in one convenient source. Providing up-to-date knowledge about basic and clinical autonomic neuroscience in a format designed to make learning easy and fun, this book is a must-have for any neuroscientist s bookshelf
* Greatly amplified and updated from previous edition including the latest developments in the field of autonomic cardiovascular regulation and neuroscience
* Provides key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology
* Discusses stress and how its effects on the body are mediated
* Compiles contributions by over 140 experts on the autonomic nervous system"

The Brain - An Introduction to Functional Neuroanatomy (Hardcover): Charles Watson, Matthew Kirkcaldie, George Paxinos The Brain - An Introduction to Functional Neuroanatomy (Hardcover)
Charles Watson, Matthew Kirkcaldie, George Paxinos
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Within 7 - 12 working days

The authors of the most cited neuroscience publication, "The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates," have written this introductory textbook for neuroscience students. The text is clear and concise, and offers an excellent introduction to the essential concepts of neuroscience.

Based on contemporary neuroscience research rather than old-style medical school neuroanatomy

Thorough treatment of motor and sensory systems

A detailed chapter on human cerebral cortex

The neuroscience of consciousness, memory, emotion, brain injury, and mental illness

A comprehensive chapter on brain development

A summary of the techniques of brain research

A detailed glossary of neuroscience terms

Illustrated with over 130 color photographs and diagrams

This book will inspire and inform students of neuroscience. It is designed for beginning students in the health sciences, including psychology, nursing, biology, and medicine.
Clearly and concisely written for easy comprehension by beginning students

Based on contemporary neuroscience research rather than the concepts of old-style medical school neuroanatomy

Thorough treatment of motor and sensory systems

A detailed chapter on human cerebral cortex

Discussion of the neuroscience of conscience, memory, cognitive function, brain injury, and mental illness

A comprehensive chapter on brain development

A summary of the techniques of brain research

A detailed glossary of neuroscience terms

Illustrated with over 100 color photographs and diagrams

Space, Time and Number in the Brain - Searching for the Foundations of Mathematical Thought (Hardcover): Stanislas Dehaene,... Space, Time and Number in the Brain - Searching for the Foundations of Mathematical Thought (Hardcover)
Stanislas Dehaene, Elizabeth Brannon
R1,584 Discovery Miles 15 840 Within 7 - 12 working days

The study of mathematical cognition and the ways in which the ideas of space, time and number are encoded in brain circuitry has become a fundamental issue for neuroscience. How such encoding differs across cultures and educational level is of further interest in education and neuropsychology. This rapidly expanding field of research is overdue for an interdisciplinary volume such as this, which deals with the neurological and psychological foundations of human numeric capacity. A uniquely integrative work, this volume provides a much needed compilation of primary source material to researchers from basic neuroscience, psychology, developmental science, neuroimaging, neuropsychology and theoretical biology.
* The first comprehensive and authoritative volume dealing with neurological and psychological foundations of mathematical cognition
* Uniquely integrative volume at the frontier of a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field
* Features outstanding and truly international scholarship, with chapters written by leading experts in a variety of fields

Context Effects on Embodied Representation of Language Concepts (Paperback, New): Jie Yang Context Effects on Embodied Representation of Language Concepts (Paperback, New)
Jie Yang
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Within 7 - 15 working days

Embodied theories claim that semantic representations are grounded in sensorimotor systems, but the contribution of sensorimotor brain areas in representing meaning is still controversial. One current debate is whether activity in sensorimotor areas during language comprehension is automatic. Numerous neuroimaging studies reveal activity in perception and action areas during semantic processing that is automatic and independent of context, but increasing findings show that involvement of sensorimotor areas and the connectivity between word-form areas and sensorimotor areas can be modulated by contextual information. "Context Effects on Embodied Representation of Language Concepts "focuses on these findings and discusses the influences from word, phrase, and sentential contexts that emphasize either dominant conceptual features or non-dominant conceptual features.
Reviews the findings about contextual modularityClarifies the invariant and flexible features of embodied lexical-semantic processing

Mouse Behavioral Testing - How to Use Mice in Behavioral Neuroscience (Hardcover): Douglas Wahlsten Mouse Behavioral Testing - How to Use Mice in Behavioral Neuroscience (Hardcover)
Douglas Wahlsten
R2,344 Discovery Miles 23 440 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book presents the essentials of behavioral test methodology needed for effective study planning and high quality behavioral data collection on laboratory mice. The broad scope of behavioral testing in relation to the neurosciences is discussed, as are thefine details of varioustest situations. Mistakes made in past research are scrutinized and lessons are drawn about how to avoid them in future work. Diverse factors that can influence the results of behavioral experiments are discussed, ranging from the specific parameters employed in a test to the laboratory environment outside the test situation itself. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on special issues that arise when testing genetically different mice, including inbred strains and mice with targeted mutations. This knowledge will assist an investigator who lacks formal training in behavioral psychology to build a behavioral testing lab and insure that its output meets current standards of good practice in behavioral neuroscience research.

The book will be a convenient manual of procedures for daily use in studies of mouse behavior. It will be of interest even to experienced behavioural researchers, but of particular value to scientists just beginning work with mice, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral investigators who want to collect phenotypic data with knockout and other genetically defined mice. Constructed from materials used in a long running course on Advanced Animal Behavior at University of North Carolina-Greensboro, the book is an ideal text for a course on behavioral testing.
A guide to running a behavioral testing lab, including the many aspects of mouse research beyond the confines of the specific testDiagrams and photographs are shown for many kinds of apparatus and test situations with sufficient details such as dimensions to enable building of replicasProvides step-by-step instructions on planning and executing behavioral experiments in order to run them successfullyA companion website will provide access to statistical utilities in Excel and test protocols, examples of real documents used for published studies, and video clips of the mice behaviors resulting from various tests"

Neuroinflammation (Hardcover): Alireza Minagar Neuroinflammation (Hardcover)
Alireza Minagar
R2,717 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R2,116 (78%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Inflammation is a central mechanism in many neurological diseases, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and brain trauma as well as meningitis and contributes to the generation of pain. We are now beginning to understand the impact of the immune system on different nervous system functions and diseases, ranging from damage through tolerance to modulation and repair.

This book discusses some of the more common neuro-inflammatory diseases. Topics covered include multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis and Susac syndrome.
Comprehensive review of the latest developments in neuroinflammation
Includes contributions from leading authorities

Principles of Behavioral Genetics (Paperback, New): Robert R.H. Anholt, Trudy F.C. Mackay Principles of Behavioral Genetics (Paperback, New)
Robert R.H. Anholt, Trudy F.C. Mackay
R1,492 Discovery Miles 14 920 Within 7 - 15 working days

How do genes determine behavior? How much of behavior is nature versus nurture? How do behaviors evolve? Anholt and Mackay, leading scholars in the field of behavioral genetics, address these questions and much more in this comprehensive textbook that defines the emerging field of behavioral genetics. The provides a range of examples, such as laboratory studies on flies and mice, field observations on species as diverse as butterflies and meerkats, and human behavioral disorders. The book blends classical and modern genetic principles with neurobiological and ecological perspectives to teach students how to find and map genes that affect behaviors, as well as how the coordinated expression of ensembles of these genes enables the nervous system to express complex behaviors in response to changes in the environment. Principles of Behavioral Genetics introduces us to the fascinating science that aims to understand how our genes determine what makes us tick.
Principles of Behavioral Genetics presents a comprehensive overview of the relationship between genes, brain and behavior. Introductory chapters provide clear explanations of basic processes of the nervous system and fundamental principles of genetics of complex traits without excessive statistical jargon. Individual chapters describe the genetics of social interactions, olfaction and taste, memory and learning, circadian behavior, locomotion, sleep, and addiction, as well as the evolution of behavior. Whereas the focus is on genetics, neurobiological and ecological aspects are also included to provide intellectual breadth. The book uses examples that span the gamut from classical model organisms to non-model systems and human biology, and include both laboratory and field studies. Samples of historical information accentuate the text to provide the reader with an appreciation of the history of the field. All chapters contain general overviews, concise summaries, study questions that promote not only memorization but also contemplation of the material, and recommendations for further in-depth reading. An extensive glossary that defines the terminology used in the book is included. This textbook encompasses a broad definition of the emerging science of behavioral genetics.
* Defines the emerging science of behavioral genetics
* Engagingly written by two leading experts in behavioral genetics
* Clear explanations of basic quantitative genetic, neurogenetic and genomic applications to the study of behavior
* Numerous examples ranging from model organisms to non-model systems and humans
* Concise overviews and summaries for each chapter

Principles of Hormone/Behavior Relations (Hardcover, New): Donald Pfaff Principles of Hormone/Behavior Relations (Hardcover, New)
Donald Pfaff
R1,434 Discovery Miles 14 340 Within 7 - 15 working days

This text introduces underlying principles of the endocrine regulation of behavior in animals and humans. Every chapter begins by stating a principle, followed by specific examples of hormone actions derived from scientific experiments and clinical observations, and concludes with a few challenging unanswered questions. The reference source Hormones, Brain & Behavior identified this field as rapidly expanding within neurobiology and endocrinology. Now, this well-illustrated and referenced text will serve students from undergraduate school to medical school as they learn this new discipline.
* Uniform presentation of material across all chapter, with each chapter addressing a key principle, illustrated by basic experimental and clinical examples
* Includes user-friendly features such as boxed figures with extended captions and references, numerous clinical notes, and a comprehensive list of abbreviations
* Illustrations highlight both the clinical and basic science information

Fundamental Neuroscience (Hardcover, 4th edition): Larry R. Squire, Darwin Berg, Floyd E. Bloom, Sascha du Lac, Anirvan Ghosh,... Fundamental Neuroscience (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Larry R. Squire, Darwin Berg, Floyd E. Bloom, Sascha du Lac, Anirvan Ghosh, …
R1,810 R1,559 Discovery Miles 15 590 Save R251 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The fourth edition of "Fundamental Neuroscience" reinvents itself as an engrossing and comprehensive presentation of the discipline of neuroscience, from molecules to cognition. Thorough but succinct, and lavishly illustrated, the book builds from an introductory section that includes fundamental neuroanatomy and goes on to cover cellular and molecular neuroscience, development, sensory systems, motor systems, regulatory systems, and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. The book has been retooled to better serve its audience in the neuroscience and medical communities.

The chapters include more than 100 boxes describing clinical conditions, techniques, and other special topics. Each chapter went through a thorough review process, giving the book an evenness of tone. The chapters are authored by outstanding working scientists who are experts on the topics they cover.
Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries30% new material including new chapters on dendritic development and spine morphogenesis, chemical senses, cerebellum, eye movements, circadian timing, sleep and dreaming, and consciousnessAccompanying website for students and instructorsAdditional text boxes describing key experiments, disorders, methods, and conceptsMore than 650 four-color illustrations, micrographs, and neuroimages Multiple model system coverage beyond rats, mice, and monkeysExtensively expanded index for easier referencing

Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Dyskinesia, Volume 98 (Hardcover, New): Jonathan Brotchie, Erwan Bezard,... Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Dyskinesia, Volume 98 (Hardcover, New)
Jonathan Brotchie, Erwan Bezard, Peter Jenner
R2,778 Discovery Miles 27 780 Within 7 - 12 working days

Published since 1959, International Review of Neurobiology is a well-known series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists, and pharmacologists. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board, this important serial publishes both eclectic volumes made up of timely reviews and thematic volumes that focus on recent progress in a specific area of neurobiology research. This volume reviews existing theories and current research surrounding the movement disorder Dyskinesia.

Leading authors review state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research
Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

Pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors, Part I, Volume 94 (Hardcover, 94th edition): Franco Borsini Pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors, Part I, Volume 94 (Hardcover, 94th edition)
Franco Borsini
R2,677 Discovery Miles 26 770 Within 7 - 12 working days

The serotonin 5-HT6 receptor represents a novel pharmacological target whose impact on physiopathology of CNS functions remains undetermined. Some receptor antagonists have been synthesized and they show a modulatory role in learning and memory processes, and food intake. The pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptor agonists is still under evaluation. However, both 5-HT6 antagonists and agonists seem to exert potential antidepressant activity. Recently, a second messenger system has been discovered. 5-HT6 receptor function is becoming more and more intriguing. Thus, the aim of the present book is to try to clarify the pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors.

written by expert researchers covers all published literature to date in the field of 5-HT6 receptors

Epigenetic Regulation in the Nervous System - Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Impact (Hardcover, New): J. David Sweatt, Michael... Epigenetic Regulation in the Nervous System - Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Impact (Hardcover, New)
J. David Sweatt, Michael J. Meaney, Eric J. Nestler, Schahram Akbarian
R2,158 R1,817 Discovery Miles 18 170 Save R341 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"Epigenetic Regulation in the Nervous System" addresses current understanding of the roles of epigenetic processes at the molecular/cellular level, their impact on neural development and behavior, and the potential roles of these mechanisms in neurological and psychiatric disorders. This award-winningvolume spans molecular epigenetics, development, cellular physiology and biochemistry, synaptic and neural plasticity, and behavioral models, and is unique in covering epigenetically based disorders of the central nervous system.

Behavioral epigenetics is the study of how environmental factors alter behavior, addressing the fundamental mechanisms that shape development and individual vulnerability/resilience to adverse behavioral outcomes. By understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in epigenetic modulation, researchers may be able to develop targeted therapies for those individuals in whom it malfunctions.

Edited by the most highly regarded leaders in the field, this book offers a comprehensive review of behavioral epigenetics and a balanced treatment of the strengths and weaknesses in experimentation in this area. Covering background material as well as topics of current interest, it serves both as a cutting-edge resource and a foundational reference. The book will benefit neuroscience researchers and graduate students with an interest in the links between gene regulation and behavior, as will clinicians dealing with disorders such as addiction, depression, and schizophrenia.
2013 PROSE Award winner for Best in Reference Works and Best Single Volume Reference in Sciencefrom the Association of American PublishersPresents a unified view of epigenetic mechanisms from behavior to genes and everything in betweenDiscusses clinically relevant disorders in the context of epigenetics research, making the volume appealing to clinicians as well as basic scientistsProvides numerous practical examples for the new investigator to facilitate implementation of research in neuroepigenetics"

Spinal Cord Injury, Volume 109 (Hardcover, New): Joost Verhaagen Spinal Cord Injury, Volume 109 (Hardcover, New)
Joost Verhaagen
R4,047 R3,351 Discovery Miles 33 510 Save R696 (17%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Spinal Cord Injury summarizes advances in the clinical diagnosis, monitoring, prognostication, treatment, and management of spinal cord injuries. More specifically, it looks at new and important developments in areas such as high-resolution noninvasive neuroimaging, surgery, and electrical stimulation of motor, respiratory, bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. It also reviews the latest insights into spontaneous regeneration and recovery of function following rehabilitation, with emphasis on novel therapeutic strategies, such as gene therapy, transcranial stimulation, brain-machine interfaces, pharmacological approaches, molecular target discovery, and the use of olfactory ensheathing cells, stem cells, and precursor cells. Organized in five sections, the book begins with an overview of the development, maturation, biomechanics, and anatomy of the spinal cord before proceeding with a discussion of clinical diagnosis and prognosis as well as natural recovery, ambulation, and function following spinal cord injury. It then examines clinical neurophysiology in the prognosis and monitoring of traumatic spinal cord injury; medical, surgical and rehabilitative management of spinal cord trauma; and some new approaches for improving recovery in patients, including restoration of function by electrical stimulation, locomotor training, and the use of robotics. Other chapters cover cell transplantation, artificial scaffolds, experimental pharmacological interventions, and molecular and combinatorial strategies for repairing the injured spinal cord. This volume should be of interest to neuroscience and clinical neurology research specialists and practicing neurologists.

Optogenetics, Volume 196 - Tools for Controlling and Monitoring Neuronal Activity (Hardcover): Thomas Knopfel, Edward S Boyden Optogenetics, Volume 196 - Tools for Controlling and Monitoring Neuronal Activity (Hardcover)
Thomas Knopfel, Edward S Boyden
R3,983 Discovery Miles 39 830 Within 7 - 12 working days

Optogenetics is a fast-growing field concerning the invention, and use, of molecules that are genetically expressed in cells, and then either report on cellular physiology in optical form, or enable control of specific pathways in cells when actuated by light. This book reviews the current state, as well as the underlying principles and future directions, of a diversity of optogenetic tools of importance for observing and controlling cellular signaling and physiology.

These tools are already revolutionizing neuroscience, and are starting to have impact on fields ranging from metabolism to development to cardiology. The book contains a dozen chapters written by world experts on these topics, half focusing on the optogenetic molecular tools themselves, and half on the genetic and hardware approaches that make them powerfully useful in intact tissues and organisms.
Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future researchChapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics coveredAll chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

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