Fundamentals of Functional Brain Imaging

Fundamentals of Functional Brain Imaging
  • Author : Andrew C. Papanicolaou
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 1998-01-01
  • ISBN : 9026515286

Fundamentals of Functional Brain Imaging Book Review:

This generously illustrated guide to functional imaging responds to the needs of non-specialists, professionals and students of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, behavioral neurology, and epistemology. It enables them to understand the basic principles of the highly specialized and constantly evolving imaging technologies and to assess for themselves the contribution of these technologies to their respective fields. Fundamentals of Functional Brain Imaging will be useful for practitioners and advanced students in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychology, residents in psychiatry and neurology, as well as the interested general public.

Handbook of Child Language Disorders

Handbook of Child Language Disorders
  • Author : Richard G. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 609
  • Relase : 2010-10-18
  • ISBN : 9781136872846

Handbook of Child Language Disorders Book Review:

The Handbook of Child Language Disorders provides an in-depth, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art review of current research concerning the nature, assessment, and remediation of language disorders in children. The book includes chapters focusing on specific groups of childhood disorders (SLI, autism, genetic syndromes, dyslexia, hearing impairment); the linguistic, perceptual, genetic, neurobiological, and cognitive bases of these disorders; and the context of language disorders (bilingual, across dialects, and across languages). To examine the nature of deficits, their assessment and remediation across populations, chapters address the main components of language (morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and related areas (processing, memory, attention, executive function such as reading and writing). Finally, even though there is extensive information regarding research and clinical methods in each chapter, there are individual chapters that focus directly on research methods. This Handbook is a comprehensive reference source for clinicians and researchers and can be used as a textbook for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in speech-language pathology, developmental psychology, special education, disabilities studies, neuropsychology and in other fields interested in children's language disorders.

Magnetoencephalography

Magnetoencephalography
  • Author : Elizabeth Pang
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 267
  • Relase : 2011-11-30
  • ISBN : 9789533072555

Magnetoencephalography Book Review:

This is a practical book on MEG that covers a wide range of topics. The book begins with a series of reviews on the use of MEG for clinical applications, the study of cognitive functions in various diseases, and one chapter focusing specifically on studies of memory with MEG. There are sections with chapters that describe source localization issues, the use of beamformers and dipole source methods, as well as phase-based analyses, and a step-by-step guide to using dipoles for epilepsy spike analyses. The book ends with a section describing new innovations in MEG systems, namely an on-line real-time MEG data acquisition system, novel applications for MEG research, and a proposal for a helium re-circulation system. With such breadth of topics, there will be a chapter that is of interest to every MEG researcher or clinician.

The Biological and Social Determinants of Child Development

The Biological and Social Determinants of Child Development
  • Author : Steven M. Lehar
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2020-11-25
  • ISBN : 9781000149852

The Biological and Social Determinants of Child Development Book Review:

The Biological and Social Determinants of Child Development stimulates cross-disciplinary communication and research collaboration in the field of child development. While the papers in this issue seem diverse in terms of topic and discipline, there are a number of common themes: *critical period for brain development and the importance of specific environmental input during this period; *importance of early brain development and enriched environments is supported in articles describing findings from human studies; *potential for brain plasticity following specialized retraining is found in a compelling paper demonstrating different profiles of brain activation for normal readers vs. those who have dyslexia and younger children at high risk for development of reading disabilities; and *critical period, brain plasticity, and parallel changes in developing behavior and brain structure and functioning. As a number of papers in this issue describe potential interventions, one is relevant because it describes the numerous factors that make results of such studies have the potential to generalize to larger populations. Putting the described papers in a broad perspective, the last article argues that we cannot understand the health status of a society without understanding the health-determining influences across the life course.

Magnetoencephalography

Magnetoencephalography
  • Author : Hubert Preissl
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2005-11-09
  • ISBN : 0123668697

Magnetoencephalography Book Review:

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is the only neuroimaging method that provides high spatial and temporal information of human brain activation. In addition, MEG is completely non-invasive and allows recordings with minimal preparation time. This makes it suitable to investigate even fetuses in utero. This volume in the International Review of Neurobiology series addresses the most relevant research areas and shows how MEG could be used for investigations over the whole life span in humans.

EBOOK: Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour

EBOOK: Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour
  • Author : Nigel Holt,Andy Bremner,Ed Sutherland,Michael Vliek,Michael Passer,Ronald Smith
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill
  • Pages : 986
  • Relase : 2015-02-16
  • ISBN : 9780077169855

EBOOK: Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour Book Review:

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour is here with a new, fully updated and revised third edition. Bringing new developments in the field and its renowned pedagogical design, the third edition offers an exciting and engaging introduction to the study of psychology.This book’s scientific approach, which brings together international research, practical application and the levels of analysis framework, encourages critical thinking about psychology and its impact on our daily lives. Key features: Fully updated research and data throughout the book as well as increased cross cultural referencesRestructured Chapter 3 on Genes, Environment and Behaviour, which now starts with a discussion of Darwinian theory before moving on to Mendelian geneticsCore subject updates such as DSM-5 for psychological disorders and imaging techniques on the brain are fully integratedRevised and updated Research Close Up boxesCurrent Issues and hot topics such as, the study of happiness and schizophrenia, intelligence testing, the influence of the media and conflict and terrorism are discussed to prompt debates and questions facing psychologists todayNew to this edition is Recommended Reading of both classic and contemporary studies at the end of chapters Connect™ Psychology: a digital teaching and learning environment that improves performance over a variety of critical outcomes; easy to use and proven effective. LearnSmart™: the most widely used and intelligent adaptive learning resource that is proven to strengthen memory recall, improve course retention and boost grades. SmartBook™: Fuelled by LearnSmart, SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading experience available today.

Clinical Neuroscience

Clinical Neuroscience
  • Author : Lisa Weyandt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 460
  • Relase : 2018-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781351806008

Clinical Neuroscience Book Review:

Clinical Neuroscience offers a comprehensive overview of the biological bases of major psychological and psychiatric disorders, and provides foundational information regarding the anatomical and physiological principles of brain functioning. In addition, the book presents information concerning neuroplasticity, pharmacology, brain imaging, and brain stimulation techniques. Subsequent chapters address specific psychological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, including major depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, disorders of childhood origin, and addiction, as well as neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. This highly readable textbook expands case examples and illustrations to discuss the latest research findings in clinical neuroscience from an empirical, interdisciplinary perspective.

BOLD fMRI

BOLD fMRI
  • Author : Scott H. Faro,Feroze B. Mohamed
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 2010-07-03
  • ISBN : 1441913297

BOLD fMRI Book Review:

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measures quick, tiny metabolic changes that take place in the brain, providing the most sensitive method currently available for identifying, investigating, and monitoring brain tumors, stroke, and chronic disorders of the nervous system like multiple sclerosis, and brain abnormalities related to dementia or seizures. This overview explains the principles of fMRI, scanning methodlogies, experimental design and data analysis, and outlines challenges and limitations of fMRI. It also provides a detailed neuroanatomic atlas, and describes clinical applications of fMRI in cognitive, sensory, and motor cases, translating research into clinical application.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports

Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports
  • Author : Mark Lovell,Jeffrey Barth,Michael Collins,Ruben Echemendia
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 9026519613

Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports Book Review:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in sports has become an important international public health issue over the past two decades. However, until recently, return to play decisions following a sports-related traumatic brain injury have been based on anecdotal evidence and have not been based on scientifically validated clinical protocols. Over the past decade, the field of Neuropsychology has become an increasingly important component of the return to play decision making process following TBI. Neuropsychological assessment instruments are increasingly being adapted for use with athletes throughout the world and the field of sports neuropsychology appears to be a rapidly evolving subspecialty. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the application of neuropsychological assessment instruments in sports, and it is structured to present a global perspective on contemporary research. In addition to a review of current research, Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports: An International Neuropsychological Perspective, presents a thorough review of current clinical models that are being implemented internationally within American and Australian rules football, soccer, boxing, ice hockey, rugby and equestrian sports.

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives, Volume I

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives, Volume I
  • Author : Stanley Berent,James W. Albers
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2012-10-12
  • ISBN : 9781135421144

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives, Volume I Book Review:

This book, the first of three volumes, provides a thorough background to the emerging field of neurobehavioral toxicology by looking at current clinical approaches and tests, as well as assessing current clinical research. The analysis of the impact of toxins on the human nervous system is particularly pertinent given the ongoing expansion of pharmaceuticals, industrial hazards, biological warfare and global pollution. A comprehensive introduction to neurobehavioral toxicology, this work will be of interest to practicing neurologists and neuropsychologists, as well as to occupational medicine physicians and medical toxicologists.

Vision in the Brain

Vision in the Brain
  • Author : P.G. Simos
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 9026518145

Vision in the Brain Book Review:

An illustrated guide to the fields of neuroscience. It begins by establishing a basic background of knowledge about brain anatomy and organization, with a particular emphasis on neurons and how they communicate. Later chapters discuss the organization of the visual system in detail.

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Author : Holly A. Tuokko,David F. Hultsch
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781134953820

Mild Cognitive Impairment Book Review:

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) has been identified as an important clinical transition between normal aging and the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Since treatments for AD are most likely to be most effective early in the course of the disease, MCI has become a topic of great importance and has been investigated in different populations of interest in many countries. This book brings together these differing perspectives on MCI for the first time. This volume provides a comprehensive resource for clinicians, researchers, and students involved in the study, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of people with MCI. Clinical investigators initially defined mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as a transitional condition between normal aging and the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Because the prevalence of AD increases with age and very large numbers of older adults are affected worldwide, these clinicians saw a pressing need to identify AD as early as possible. It is at this very early stage in the disease course that treatments to slow the progress and control symptoms are likely to be most effective. Since the first introduction of MCI, research interest has grown exponentially, and the utility of the concept has been investigated from a variety of perspectives in different populations of interest (e.g., clinical samples, volunteers, population-based screening) in many different countries. Much variability in findings has resulted. Although it has been acknowledged that the differences observed between samples may be ‘legitimate variations’, there has been no attempt to understand what it is we have learned about MCI (i.e., common features and differences) from each of these perspectives. This book brings together information about MCI in different populations from around the world. Mild Cognitive Impairment will be an important resource for any clinician, researcher, or student involved in the study, detection, treatment, and rehabilitation of people with MCI.

Geriatric Neuropsychology

Geriatric Neuropsychology
  • Author : Shane S. Bush,Thomas A. Martin
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 580
  • Relase : 2005-10-10
  • ISBN : 9781135423179

Geriatric Neuropsychology Book Review:

The text provides a lifespan developmental approach to neuropsychology. It addresses the many issues in neuropsychological assessment that differ between younger and older adults. It describes the symptoms, neuropathology, diagnostic considerations, and treatment options of common neurological disorders associated with aging. It also addresses special considerations related to geriatric neuropsychology, such as ethical issues, family systems issues, decision-making capacity, cultural consideration, and medical/medication/substance use issues. Additionally, a list of resources for the elderly and their families is also provided.

The Quantified Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment

The Quantified Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Author : Amir M. Poreh
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781135845513

The Quantified Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment Book Review:

Since the late 1800s psychologists have been interested in discerning the strategies subjects employ to solve psychological tests (Piaget, 1928, Werner, 1940, Gesell, 1941). Much of this work, however, has relied on qualitative observations. In the 1970s, Edith Kaplan adopted this approach to the analysis of standardized neuropsychological measures. Unlike her predecessors, Dr. Kaplan and her colleagues emphasized the application of modern behavioral neurology to the analysis of the test data. Her approach was later termed the Boston Process Approach to neuropsychological assessment. While Edith Kaplan's work generates a great deal of enthusiasm, the qualitative nature of her analyses did not allow for its adoption by mainstream neuropsychologists. However, in recent years this limitation has begun to be addressed. Clinicians and researchers have developed new methodologies for quantifying the Boston Process Approach, leading to the emergence of a new field, which is collectively termed the Quantified Process Approach. Quantified Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment outlines the rationale for the emergence of this new approach and reviews the state of the art research literature and up to date clinical applications as they pertain to the evaluation of neuropsychiatric, head injured, and learning disabled patients. When available, norms and scoring forms are included in the appendices.

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives, Volume II

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives, Volume II
  • Author : James W. Albers,Stanley Berent
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 547
  • Relase : 2005-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781135421069

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Neurological and Neuropsychological Perspectives, Volume II Book Review:

This book, the second of three volumes, concentrates on peripheral nervous system disorders. Examining the effects of neurotoxicants on nerve, muscle and the neuromuscular junction, it builds on the scientific principles outlined in volume 1 by looking at the application of the methods discussed, particularly in terms of the evaluation and diagnosis of individual patients and the related process of establishing causation. Neurobehavorial Toxicology, Volume 2 will be of interest to practicing neurologists and neuropsychologists, as well as to occupational medicine physicians and medical toxicologists.

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Peripheral nervous system

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Peripheral nervous system
  • Author : Stanley Berent
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 1841695653

Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Peripheral nervous system Book Review:

EBOOK: Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 4e

EBOOK: Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 4e
  • Author : Nigel Holt,Andy Bremner,Ed Sutherland,Michael Vliek,Michael Passer,Ronald Smith
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill
  • Pages : 1904
  • Relase : 2019-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781526846983

EBOOK: Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 4e Book Review:

EBOOK: Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 4e

Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain

Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain
  • Author : Donna Coch,Geraldine Dawson,Kurt W. Fischer
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2010-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781606239674

Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain Book Review:

Thoroughly examining brain-behavior relationships in atypically developing children, this important volume integrates theories and data from multiple disciplines. Leading authorities present research on specific clinical problems, including autism, Williams syndrome, learning and language disabilities, ADHD, and issues facing infants of diabetic mothers. In addition, the effects of social stress and maltreatment on brain development and behavior are reviewed. Demonstrating the uses of cutting-edge methods from developmental neuroscience, developmental psychology, and cognitive science, the contributors emphasize the implications of their findings for real-world educational and clinical practices. Illustrations include eight pages in full color.

A Casebook of Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology

A Casebook of Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology
  • Author : Shane S. Bush
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 422
  • Relase : 2004-11-23
  • ISBN : 9781135330552

A Casebook of Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology Book Review:

The American Psychological Association published a revision of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct in 2002.This text, a companion to the 2002 text Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology by Bush and Drexler, presents the reader with common ethical challenges in neuropsychology. This text examines the differences between the 1992 and 2002 APA Ethics Codes as they relate to neuropsychological activities. The authors present cases and discuss ethical issues related to neuropsychological practice with a variety of patient populations and in a variety of clinical settings. In addition, ethical issues in neuropsychological research and test development are examined. The text also includes chapters on emerging and particularly challenging aspects of neuropsychological practice, such as the assessment of response validity, and the use of information technology and telecommunications. Through the use of case illustrations, the authors examine ethical issues in neuropsychology and the new Ethics Code, offering a practical approach for understanding and promoting ethical neuropsychological practice.

A Scientific Assessment of the Validity of Mystical Experiences

A Scientific Assessment of the Validity of Mystical Experiences
  • Author : Andrew C. Papanicolaou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 140
  • Relase : 2021-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781000356939

A Scientific Assessment of the Validity of Mystical Experiences Book Review:

In this book the approach of the natural sciences is adopted to confront the ontological question of how far mystical experiences can be considered as reports of an objective reality rather than reports of subjective delusions. Moving beyond traditional philosophical or cultural and theological interpretations of mystical phenomena, the author uses inductive inference to analyze claims made by secular and religious mystics, highlight links between altered states of consciousness and neurochemistry, and counters reductionist claims that mystical states are exclusively products of neurochemical, neurophysiological, or psychopathological factors. The text also considers the positive long-term effects of proper use of psychedelics and meditation. This fresh approach to mystical experiences will be of interest to scholars, researchers, and postgraduate students working in the areas of psychology and neuroscience, and with an interest in mysticism in religious studies and philosophy.