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See below for a selection of the latest books from Neurosciences category. Presented with a red border are the Neurosciences books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Neurosciences books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain

The study of music and the brain can be traced back to the work of Gall in the 18th century, continuing with John Hughlings Jackson, August Knoblauch, Richard Wallaschek, and others. These early researchers were interested in localizing musicality in the brain and learning more about how music is processed in both healthy individuals and those with dysfunctions of various kinds. Since then, the research literature has mushroomed, especially in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain is a groundbreaking compendium of current research on music in the human brain. It brings together an international roster of 54 authors from 13 countries providing an essential guide to this rapidly growing field. The major themes include Music, the Brain, and Cultural Contexts; Music Processing in The Human Brain; Neural Responses to Music; Musicianship and Brain Function; Developmental Issues in Music and the Brain; Music, the Brain, and Health; and the Future. Each chapter offers a thorough review of the current status of research literature as well as an examination of limitations of knowledge and suggestions for future advancement and research efforts. The book is valuable for a broad readership including neuroscientists, musicians, clinicians, researchers and scholars from related fields but also readers with a general interest in the topic.

5-HT Interaction with Other Neurotransmitters: Experimental Evidence and Therapeutic Relevance Part B

5-HT Interaction with Other Neurotransmitters: Experimental Evidence and Therapeutic Relevance Part B

Author: Giuseppe Di (University of Malta, Malta) Giovanni Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

Turmeric and Curcumin for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Turmeric and Curcumin for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Author: Magisetty (University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan) Obulesu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Turmeric and Curcumin for Neurological Diseases examines protective mechanisms of turmeric products and novel nanotechnological therapeutics and biomaterial design strategies to circumvent Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and liver diseases. With neurodegenerative and liver diseases posing a serious threat to health care systems worldwide, this book addresses how existing nanotechnology and therapeutic strategies have not been as successful in their treatment as it has for other diseases. In addition to discussing drawbacks, possible future perspectives to overcome these challenges are also examined. Chapters also focus on therapeutic efficacy and drug delivery systems, providing readers with a full summary of research in this field in one handy reference.

The Hidden Spring

The Hidden Spring

Author: Mark Solms Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2021

'A remarkably bold fusion of ideas from psychoanalysis, psychology and the frontiers of theoretical neuroscience that takes aim at the biggest question there is. Solms will challenge your most basic beliefs.' Matthew Cobb, author of The Idea of the Brain How does the mind connect to the body? Why does it feel like something to be us? For one of the boldest thinkers in neuroscience, solving this puzzle has been a lifetime's quest. Now at last, the man who discovered the brain mechanism for dreaming appears to have made a breakthrough. The very idea that a solution is at hand may seem outrageous. Isn't consciousness intangible, beyond the reach of science? Yet Mark Solms shows how misguided fears and suppositions have concealed its true nature. Stick to the medical facts, pay close attention to the eerie testimony of hundreds of neurosurgery patients, and a way past our obstacles reveals itself. Join Solms on a voyage into the extraordinary realms beyond. More than just a philosophical argument, The Hidden Spring will forever alter how you understand your own experience. There is a secret buried in the brain's ancient foundations: bring it into the light and we fathom all the depths of our being.

The Hidden Spring

The Hidden Spring

Author: Mark Solms Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

'A remarkably bold fusion of ideas from psychoanalysis, psychology and the frontiers of theoretical neuroscience that takes aim at the biggest question there is. Solms will challenge your most basic beliefs.' Matthew Cobb, author of The Idea of the Brain How does the mind connect to the body? Why does it feel like something to be us? For one of the boldest thinkers in neuroscience, solving this puzzle has been a lifetime's quest. Now at last, the man who discovered the brain mechanism for dreaming appears to have made a breakthrough. The very idea that a solution is at hand may seem outrageous. Isn't consciousness intangible, beyond the reach of science? Yet Mark Solms shows how misguided fears and suppositions have concealed its true nature. Stick to the medical facts, pay close attention to the eerie testimony of hundreds of neurosurgery patients, and a way past our obstacles reveals itself. Join Solms on a voyage into the extraordinary realms beyond. More than just a philosophical argument, The Hidden Spring will forever alter how you understand your own experience. There is a secret buried in the brain's ancient foundations: bring it into the light and we fathom all the depths of our being.

Biohack Your Brain

Biohack Your Brain

Author: Kristen Willeumier Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2021

A neuroscientist's groundbreaking, science-driven plan for revitalizing, nourishing and rejuvenating your most essential asset-your brain. Your brain is the most essential organ in your body. The brain and spinal cord are intimately connected to every bodily system and organ, so when it is balanced everything in your body and mind will function more efficiently. It's vitally important to take proactive steps now, or you risk losing everything, including your ability to think clearly, be creative, remember details, solve problems and retain your memory. In Biohack Your Brain, leading neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier reveals how you can change your brain by making simple and easy modifications to your lifestyle. Combining clinical experience with revolutionary science, she details how biohacking your brain can boost your cognitive performance and so much more. Dr. Willeumier's essential guidebook shows you the most effective techniques to prevent memory loss and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease-and even how to overcome negative thoughts and stress. Through research and case studies, you'll learn how to upgrade your nutritional choices along with the effective use of supplements, brain games, and physical activity to overcome cognitive damage, whether it's from previous injuries, such as a concussion or a bad fall or from the effects of living in modern day times. Dr. Willeumier shares her own story alongside those from the NFL players and other clients she has worked with to help you leverage the latest research to find personal solutions. Biohack Your Brain teaches you how to take better care of your brain, and also how to release excess weight, enhance your memory, increase your energy and vitality in order to create the best health and life possible.

Horizons in Neuroscience Research. Volume 42

Horizons in Neuroscience Research. Volume 42

Author: Andres Costa Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

In this compilation, the authors review studies that have been carried out using c-Fos as an activity marker for spatial navigation, discussing how this tool has helped researchers to unveil the brain's functioning. Brain regional ensembles in object novelty recognition are discussed as part of recognition memory. A broad review of neuroanatomical and functional pathways underlying these processes is provided, with special emphasis on the role played by the perirhinal cortex, mediodorsal thalamic nucleus, amygdala, and prefrontal cortex, among others. The Pro-Truth Pledge is proposed as an intervention for the deterioration of truth in democracies around the globe, combining behavioral science research with crowdsourcing to help address this problem. The recent proteomics discoveries of degenerative protein modifications and their role in aging and age-associated processes are examined, particularly focusing on how these interventions could extend lifespan and be applied as targeted therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. The authors go on to investigate the effects of various chemicals in the developing brain to raise awareness of the possible effects and outcomes of chemical exposure. A case of auditory agnosia, a type of central deafness commonly seen in cases of bilateral temporal cerebral lesions, is discussed, and a literature review regarding this condition is provided.

When Brains Dream

When Brains Dream

Questions on the origins and meaning of dreams are as old as humankind, and as confounding and exciting today as when nineteenth-century scientists first attempted to unravel them. Why do we dream? Do dreams hold psychological meaning or are they merely the reflection of random brain activity? What purpose do dreams serve? When Brains Dream addresses these core questions about dreams while illuminating the most up-to-date science in the field. Written by two world-renowned sleep and dream researchers, it debunks common myths?that we only dream in REM sleep, for example-while acknowledging the mysteries that persist around both the science and experience of dreaming. Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold bring together state-of-the-art neuroscientific ideas and findings to propose a new and innovative model of dream function called NEXTUP-Network Exploration to Understand Possibilities. By detailing this model's workings, they help readers understand key features of several types of dreams, from prophetic dreams to nightmares and lucid dreams. When Brains Dream reveals recent discoveries about the sleeping brain and the many ways in which dreams are psychologically, and neurologically, meaningful experiences; explores a host of dream-related disorders; and explains how dreams can facilitate creativity and be a source of personal insight. Making an eloquent and engaging case for why the human brain needs to dream, When Brains Dream offers compelling answers to age-old questions about the mysteries of sleep.

5-HT Interaction with Other Neurotransmitters: Experimental Evidence and Therapeutic Relevance

5-HT Interaction with Other Neurotransmitters: Experimental Evidence and Therapeutic Relevance

Author: Giuseppe Di (University of Malta, Malta) Giovanni Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2021

The Progress in Brain Research series highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

A Gentle Introduction to Statistical Methods for Analyzing Brain Signals

A Gentle Introduction to Statistical Methods for Analyzing Brain Signals

This short book will discuss the crucial role that statistical modelling plays in unravelling patterns arising from recording neuronal cell activities (spikes). The history of modern neuroscience coincides with the rise and popularity of statistical thought process - dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. As such, and from early on, spike trains (incidence of spiking activities, mapped out on a time scale), have been viewed as realizations of point processes. Consequently, the advancement of new means of recording spike trains, such as simultaneous recordings of multiple cells, has radically increased the demand for appropriate statistical analysis, whether through developing theoretical bases for multivariate stochastics processes, or via expanding the tools for capturing the networking of adjacent neurons.

Working with MEG

Working with MEG

Author: Gavin Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Neurosteroids

Neurosteroids

Author: Christine E. (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA) Marx Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Neurosteroids play a critical role in the neurobiology and treatment of such disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. The field of neurosteroids is evolving from a large body of basic knowledge into key elements that are being translated into clinical therapeutics, biomarkers, and potentially laboratory tests for a host of neuropsychiatric disorders. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most exciting, late-breaking data in the neurosteroid field today, contributed by a pioneering panel of experts in the field. Key selling features: Highlights the most recent efforts of prominent leaders in the neurosteroid field, spanning both bench and bedside investigations Provides a comprehensive summary of the neurosteroid field today, as the neurobiology of neurosteroids continues to be elucidated, and neurosteroids are rapidly developed as promising therapeutic agents Aligns with late-breaking neurosteroid data that encompasses pivotal biomarker investigations Offers additional information through a linked website Serves as an introduction to this critically important field for beginning practitioners in neurology and psychiatry