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Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Pierre Maquet, Carlyle Smith, and Robert Stickgold (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198574002
eISBN:
9780191724145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

We spend so much of our lives sleeping, yet its precise function is unclear, in spite of our increasing understanding of the processes generating and maintaining sleep. We now know that sleep can be ... More

The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Jean Decety and William Ickes (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012973
eISBN:
9780262255295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012973.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

In recent decades, empathy research has blossomed into a vibrant and multidisciplinary field of study. The social neuroscience approach to the subject is premised on the idea that studying empathy at ... More

Speech Motor ControlNew developments in basic and applied research

Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

Ben Maassen and Pascal van Lieshout (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199235797
eISBN:
9780191696671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235797.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Speaking is not only the basic mode of communication, but also the most complex motor skill humans can perform. Disorders of speech and language are the most common sequelae of brain disease or ... More

Speed, Ecstasy, RitalinThe Science of Amphetamines

Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin: The Science of Amphetamines

LESLIE IVERSEN

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530909
eISBN:
9780191689802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530909.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Amphetamines have had a relatively short, though chequered history. From their use in wartime, their abuse by the beat generation, up to the popularity of Ecstasy in the ... More

Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment

Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment

L. S. Illis (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192617873
eISBN:
9780191724312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192617873.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This is the second in a series of books dealing with the enormous clinical problem of spinal-cord dysfunction. Volume I discussed assessment; this book focuses on intervention. There are three main ... More

The SynapseFunction, Plasticity, and Neurotrophism

The Synapse: Function, Plasticity, and Neurotrophism

Motoy Kuno

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198546870
eISBN:
9780191724350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198546870.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The synapse not only provides a bridge from one nerve cell to the next; its function can be modified by experience, making it important for learning and memory. This overview of the synapse provides ... More

The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Gordon M. Shepherd (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195159561
eISBN:
9780199864447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159561.001.1
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Synapses are the contact sites that enable neurons to form connections between each other in order to transmit and process neural information. Synaptic organization is concerned with the principles ... More

Synergy

Synergy

Mark L. Latash

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333169
eISBN:
9780199864195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333169.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Techniques

This book discusses a general problem in biology: the lack of an adequate language for formulating biologically specific problems. This book describes recent progress in the control and coordination ... More

Translational NeuroscienceToward New Therapies

Translational Neuroscience: Toward New Therapies

Karoly Nikolich and Steven E. Hyman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029865
eISBN:
9780262329859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029865.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Translational neuroscience faces considerable challenges, as available therapies to treat brain and nervous system disorders are extremely limited and dated. Drug efficacy for depression, anxiety, ... More

The Two Halves of the BrainInformation Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Kenneth Hugdahl and Rene Westerhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Hemispheric asymmetry is one of the basic aspects of perception and cognitive processing. The different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain have been studied with renewed ... More

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