Neuroscience of Enduring Change: Implications for Psychotherapy

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Aug 032020
 

Neuroscience of Enduring Change is founded on the premise that all major psychotherapy modalities producing enduring change do so by virtue of corrective emotional experiences that alter problematic memories through the process of reconsolidation. This book is unique in linking basic science concepts to clinical research and clinical application. Experts in each area address each of the basic science and clinical topics. No other book addresses a general mechanism of change in psychotherapy in combination with the basic science underpinning it. This book is also unique in bringing the latest neuroimaging evidence and cutting-edge conceptual approaches to bear in understanding how psychological and behavioral treatment approaches bring about lasting change in the brain. Clinicians will benefit from the detailed discussion of basic mechanisms that underpin their clinical interventions and will be challenged to consider how their approach to therapy might be adjusted to optimize the opportunities for enduring change. Researchers will benefit from authoritative reviews of extant knowledge and a clear description of the research agenda going forward. The cross-fertilization between the research and clinical domains is evident throughout.

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Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

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Jul 302020
 

Over its previous two editions, Understanding Other Minds has established itself as a classic text on autism and theory of mind.
In the 15 years since the last edition was prepared, the neuroimaging literature on ‘theory of mind’ has expanded significantly, revealing new brain regions and their role in regard to ‘theory of mind’. Other major changes include developments in the study of infants and in the fields of hormones and genetics. Such studies have revealed evidence of both heritability (from twin studies), some molecular genetic associations, and a specific role for both sex steroid hormones(such as foetal testosterone) and neuropeptide hormones, such as oxytocin.
The new edition brings together an international team of leading writers and researchers from psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and philosophy to present a state-of-the-art review of scientific research in this important field – one that will be essential for all those involved in the fields of developmental psychology and neuroscience, as well as psychiatrists and philosophers.

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Brain Signals: Physics and Mathematics of MEG and EEG (The MIT Press)

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Jul 292020
 

A unified treatment of the generation and analysis of brain-generated electromagnetic fields.

In Brain Signals, Risto Ilmoniemi and Jukka Sarvas present the basic physical and mathematical principles of magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG), describing what kind of information is available in the neuroelectromagnetic field and how the measured MEG and EEG signals can be analyzed. Unlike most previous works on these topics, which have been collections of writings by different authors using different conventions, this book presents the material in a unified manner, providing the reader with a thorough understanding of basic principles and a firm basis for analyzing data generated by MEG and EEG.

The book first provides a brief introduction to brain states and the early history of EEG and MEG, describes the generation of electromagnetic fields by neuronal activity, and discusses the electromagnetic forward problem. The authors then turn to EEG and MEG analysis, offering a review of linear and matrix algebra and basic statistics needed for analysis of the data, and presenting several analysis methods: dipole fitting; the minimum norm estimate (MNE); beamforming; the multiple signal classification algorithm (MUSIC), including RAP-MUSIC with the RAP dilemma and TRAP-MUSIC, which removes the RAP dilemma; independent component analysis (ICA); and blind source separation (BSS) with joint diagonalization.

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Horizons in Neuroscience Research

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Jul 232020
 

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. The principle mechanism underlying enhanced pain sensitivity is a persistent hyperexcitability of spinal dorsal horn neurons. This book describes cellular mechanisms for the maintained hyperexcitability of spinal dorsal horn neurons mediated by neuron-glia interactions following spinal cord injury. In addition, nerve growth factor (NGF) has a key role not only in the development of sensory and autonomic neurons, but also in the processes of nociception.

This book examines the recent evidence of the involvement of NGF in painful diseases and suggests the potential usefulness of anti-NGF strategies as novel analgesics for disabling pathological conditions. Furthermore, neuralgia is a symptom of some neurological disorders and can be found at any age. The pain that accompanies it is usually brief but may be severe. The authors present evidence sustaining the hypothesis that neuralgia (understood as being a shooting/shock-like paroxysmal pain) is a clinical expression of a transcriptional channelopathy. Other chapters in this book review the underlying mechanisms and the anatomical loci/shared circuits between epilepsy and memory, along with the relationship of various neurotransmitters involved. The morphological and functional characteristics of hereditary choroidal dystrophies are also examined, as well as the potential implications of neuroplasticity in dorsal vagal complex (DVC) in the adaptation of gastrointestinal functions.

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Textbook of Therapeutic Cortical Stimulation

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Jul 212020
 

Over the past 20 years, a silent revolution in functional neurosurgery has been unfolding. This revolution, still in the making, is the development of cortical electrical neuromodulation. No book covering the field of therapeutic cortical stimulation exists and only scarce attention has been given to this new field of neuromodulation in all textbooks and related books. As a result, the majority of neurologists and neurosurgeons are unaware of this technology. The aim of this book is thus twofold: cross-fertilisation among neurologists, other health professionals and functional neurosurgeons, and defining indications and limits of cortical stimulation, invasive and non-invasive. This textbook brings together leading authorities from all over the world and provides for the first time a complete account of the field. As a ‘teaching’ tool, all, beginners and non, will find a conclusive word in a rapidly evolving field.

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Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice

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Jul 142020
 

The last 2 decades have seen enormous strides in our understanding of the biological, genetic and clinical basis of the peripheral nerve disorders. This remains a difficult area for most practitioners. This text combines a thorough review of the neurologic literature with clinical experience in presenting a comprehensive yet concise and readable approach to the understanding, evaluation and management of these disorders. All practitioners seeing these patients, as well as all trainees in Neurology and related fields, should find this a useful, approachable initial resource.

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Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Third Edition

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Jul 122020
 

Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Third Edition introduces students to common adult communication disorders and associated neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in an accessible, practical, and clinical context. This Third Edition emphasizes student understanding of major health trends and continues to provide students with necessary foundational knowledge while highlighting the human element of communication disorders. Illustrative patient profiles provided in online videos demonstrate actual case examples of symptoms, deficits, and pathological behaviors, reinforcing key concepts presented within the textbook.

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Time Series Modeling of Neuroscience Data

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Jul 102020
 

Recent advances in brain science measurement technology have given researchers access to very large-scale time series data such as EEG/MEG data (20 to 100 dimensional) and fMRI (140,000 dimensional) data. To analyze such massive data, efficient computational and statistical methods are required. Time Series Modeling of Neuroscience Data shows how to efficiently analyze neuroscience data by the Wiener-Kalman-Akaike approach, in which dynamic models of all kinds, such as linear/nonlinear differential equation models and time series models, are used for whitening the temporally dependent time series in the framework of linear/nonlinear state space models. Using as little mathematics as possible, this book explores some of its basic concepts and their derivatives as useful tools for time series analysis. Unique features include:
A statistical identification method of highly nonlinear dynamical systems such as the Hodgkin-Huxley model, Lorenz chaos model, Zetterberg Model, and more
Methods and applications for Dynamic Causality Analysis developed by Wiener, Granger, and Akaike
A state space modeling method for dynamicization of solutions for the Inverse Problems
A heteroscedastic state space modeling method for dynamic non-stationary signal decomposition for applications to signal detection problems in EEG data analysis
An innovation-based method for the characterization of nonlinear and/or non-Gaussian time series
An innovation-based method for spatial time series modeling for fMRI data analysis

The main point of interest in this book is to show that the same data can be treated using both a dynamical system and time series approach so that the neural and physiological information can be extracted more efficiently. Of course, time series modeling is valid not only in neuroscience data analysis but also in many other sciences and engineering fields where the statistical inference from the observed time series data plays an important role.

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Neuroscience: Sixth Edition

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Jul 102020
 

This classic textbook guides students through the challenges and excitement of the rapidly changing field of neuroscience. Accessible for both medical students and undergraduate neuroscience students, the 5th edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest developments.

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Schizophrenia, 3rd edition

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Jul 072020
 

Schizophrenia is one of the most complex and disabling diseases toaffect mankind. Relatively little is known about its natureand its origins, and available treatments are inadequate for mostpatients. As a result, there are inevitable controversies aboutwhat causes it, how to diagnose it, and how best to treat it. However, in the past decade, there has been an explosion ofnew research, with dramatic discoveries involving genetic etiologyand epidemiological risk factors. There has also been acatalog of new drugs coming to market, and controversy about therelative advantages and disadvantages of newer compared with oldertherapies. In addition, developing technologies in genomics,molecular biology and neuroimaging provide streams of newinformation. This book represents a definitive, essential, and up–to–datereference text on schizophrenia. It extensively and criticallydigests and clarifies recent advances and places them within aclinical context. The Editors (one American and one British),highly respected clinical psychiatrists and researchers andacknowledged experts on schizophrenia, have again assembled anoutstanding group of contributors from the USA, UK, Europe andAustralia, It will be of value to practising psychiatrists and totrainees, as well as to clinical and neuroscience researchersinterested in keeping up with this field or coming into it. The book consists of four sections: descriptive aspects,biological aspects, physical treatments, and psychological andsocial aspects. It reviews the theoretical controversiesover symptomatology, classification and aetiology (particularlypertinent as DSM–V is being developed), the relationship ofschizophrenia to the other psychoses, the significance of positiveand negative symptoms and pre–morbid personality. It describes avariety of approaches to integrating the vast research data aboutschizophrenia, including neurodevelopmental, genetic,pharmacological, brain imaging and psychological findings. Thebiological treatment section reviews the comparative efficacy ofvarious drugs, the management of drug–resistant patients and bothneurological and metabolic complications. The final section looksat psychological therapies, social outcomes, and the economics ofschizophrenia. Highly Commended in the Psychiatry section of the 2012 BMA Book Awards.

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