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Neuropsychology and Cognition - Volume I / Volume II

Neuropsychology and Cognition - Volume I / Volume II

Author: Rattihalli N. Malatesha Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/1982

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) awarded us a grant to conduct an Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Neuropsychology and Cognition. The ASI was conducted at Augusta, Georgia, USA, from September 8-18, 1980. Two volumes resulted from this Institute. Volume one consists of chapters from Corballis, Dimond, Spreen, Bakker, Pirozzolo, Aaron, Whitaker and Zangwill. Corballis discusses the evolution of laterality and Dimond presents specialization of hemispheric functions. Neuropsychological assess- ment is the theme of Spreen's chapter and neuropsychological aspects of dyslexia is examined by Bakker, Pirozzolo, and Aaron. Whitaker analyzes a rare form of language impairment. The volume closes with a critical review of cerebral dominance by Zangwill. Volume two deals with such topics as hemispheric specialization neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychological aspects of cogni- tion, language, and reading, and research implications in neuro- psychology. These two volumes will be useful to practicing clinicians, educationists, psychologists, linguists, speech pathologists and audiologists. We sincerely thank NATO Scientific Affairs Division for their financial and moral support. The Institute was successful because of the generous help from the Oregon State University, Medical College of Georgia, and the Augusta Hilton. The Institute would not have been possible without the understanding and contribution of lecturers and participants.

Cortical Sensory Organization

Cortical Sensory Organization

Author: Clinton N. Woolsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/1982

In April 1979 a symposium on Multiple Somatic Sensory Motor, Visual and Auditory Areas and Their Connectivities was held at the FASEB meeting in Dallas, Texas under the auspices of the Committee on the Nervous System of the American Physiological Society. The papers presented at that symposium are the basis of most of the substantially augmented, updated chapters in the three volumes of Cortical Sensory Organization. Only material in chap- ter 8 of volume 3 was not presented at that meeting. The aim of the symposium was to review the present status of the field of cortical representation in the somatosensory, visual and auditory systems. Since the early 1940s, the number of recognized cortical areas related to each of these systems has been increasing until at present the number of visually related areas exceeds a dozen. Although the number is less for the somatic and auditory systems, these also are more numerous than they were earlier and are likely to increase still further since we may expect each system to have essentially the same number of areas related to it.

Multiple Visual Areas Volume 2: Multiple Visual Areas

Multiple Visual Areas Volume 2: Multiple Visual Areas

Author: Clinton N. Woolsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/1982

In April 1979 a symposium on Multiple Somatic Sensory Motor, Visual and Auditory Areas and Their Connectivities was held at the FASEB meeting in Dallas, Texas under the auspices of the Committee on the Nervous System of the American Physiological Society. The papers presented at that symposium are the basis of most of the substantially augmented, updated chapters in the three volumes of Cortical Sensory Organization. Only material in chap- ter 8 of volume 3 was not presented at that meeting. The aim of the symposium was to review the present status of the field of cortical representation in the somatosensory, visual and auditory systems. Since the early 1940s, the number of recognized cortical areas related to each of these systems has been increasing until at present the number of visually related areas exceeds a dozen. Although the number is less for the somatic and auditory systems, these also are more numerous than they were earlier and are likely to increase still further since we may expect each system to have essentially the same number of areas related to it.

Cortical Sensory Organization

Cortical Sensory Organization

Author: Clinton N. Woolsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/1981

In April 1979 a symposium on Multiple Somatic Sensory Motor, Visual and Auditory Areas and Their Connectivities was held at the FASEB meeting in Dallas, Texas. The papers presented at that symposium are the basis of most of the substantially augmented, updated chapters in the three volumes of Cortical Sensory Organi- zation. Only the material in chapter 8 of volume 3 was not pre- sented in one form or another at that meeting. The aim of the symposium was to review the present status of the field of cortical representation in the somatosensory, visual and auditory systems. Since the early 1940s, the number of recognized cortical areas related to each of these systems has been increasing until at present the number of visually related areas exceeds a dozen. Although the number is less for the somatic and auditory systems, these also are more numerous than they were earlier and are likely to increase still further since we may expect each system to have essentially the same number of areas related to it.

Neurones without Impulses

Neurones without Impulses

Author: Alan Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/1981

Recent improvements in techniques of recording from single neurones have revealed that many do not usually fire impulses. This book reviews all known examples and considers how neurones can function without impulses. The results summarised are of central importance to our understanding of how nervous systems function at the cellular level.

Neurobiology of Cerebrospinal Fluid 1

Neurobiology of Cerebrospinal Fluid 1

Author: James H. Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1980

Physiologic compartmentalization effectively isolates the central nervous system from the rest of the body. This isolation not only provides protection of its delicate function from aberrant peripheral influences but also impedes its diagnostic evaluation. Cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) bathes the brain and spinal cord, is in dynamic equilibrium with its extracellular fluid, and tends to reflect the state of health and activity of the central nervous system. CSF examination is the most direct and popular method of assessing the central chemical and cellular environment in the living patient or mammal. The purpose of this multidisciplined reference text is to provide the sophisticated knowledge of CSF physiology and pathology necessary for the meaningful interpretation of data obtained by various types of CSF analysis. The methodology for reliable CSF collection, storage, preparation, and analysis is discussed with respect to individual, somatotropic, chronologic, endorcinologic, pharmacologic, and possible artifactual var iations in CSF composition. These essential aspects, which ensure the validity of CSF data, are presented to aid the investigator in clinical and experimental protocol formu lation and in elimination of possible sources of error.

Evoked Brain Potentials and Behavior

Evoked Brain Potentials and Behavior

Author: Henri Begleiter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/1979

This volume is the second in The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry. It is aseries devoted to the presentation of sig- nificant research with relevance for both clinicians and researchers in the multiple subfields of psychiatry. This book focuses on the interactions between psychic phenomena and physical processes as studied by evoked brain potentials. It presents material concerned with physiological and psychological unifying processes, as weIl as research concerning technology and methods of obtaining meaningful measurements. As such it is representative of biological psychiatry at its best. Thus, it represents another step in new directions in psychiatric research but not an unanticipated direction. Scientific investigation into the human psyche took an unex- pected turn when Sigmund Freud in the last part of the 19th Century turned his attention from neurological concerns to those of psychol- ogy. His first attempts at explanations as noted in the project, included a heavy emphasis on the biological substrate of behavior.

Neurotoxicology of Insecticides and Pheromones

Neurotoxicology of Insecticides and Pheromones

Author: Toshio Narahashi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1979

Substantial progress has been made during the past three decades in the development of a variety of chemical means to control insect pests. A large number of highly effective insecticides have been developed, and many of them have contributed to a great extent to increasing agricultural productivity and eradicating diseases transmitted by vectors. However, contamination of our environment caused by various pesticides has become a serious problem, and various attempts have been made to develop newer methods of con- trolling insect pests. One of the approaches is to develop newer insecticides which cause less contamination of the environment without losing their insecticidal potencies. Another approach, among other things, is to utilize pheromones to control certain species of insects. No matter what approach one may choose, it is imperative to understand the mechanism of action of pesticides for efficient development and utilization of these chemicals. One important feature common to most insecticides and pheromones is their inter- action with the nervous system which is the main target site. Thus the mechanisms of action of these chemicals on the nervous system represent one of the most critical aspects in pesticide toxicology. In comparison to the chemical and biochemical studies dealing with the metabolism of various pesticides, the study of neurotoxicology has lagged behind to a considerable extent for various reasons. Technical complications involved in neuroto- co logical experiments appear to be one of the contributing factors.

Lernstorungen

Lernstorungen

Author: A. J. Ayres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1978

Peripheral Neuroendocrine Interaction

Peripheral Neuroendocrine Interaction

Author: H. Billich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1978

The articles in this publication represent invited contributions to a symposium on Peripheral Neuroendocrine Interaction, held in Basle, Switzerland, on 30 August, 1977. This formed part of the programme of the Fourth European Anatomical Congress. The subject was selected as appropriate for review and discussion in the light of the rapid progress made in this field since the develop- ment of techniques in the functional and morphological identifica- tion of peripheral neurons and associated cells with an endocrine or paracrine function. Recent work has demonstrated the functional association between nerve fibres and granule-containing cells that synthesize and secrete biogenic amines and peptides. However, many of these endo- or para- crine cells are also responsive to other hormonal and relatively simple chemical or physical stimuli, and adjacent nerve fibres may often modify rather than control function. In addition, the products of the endocrine cells may locally influence neuronal function. Since work in disparate regions that present common relationships often reveals common principles, the subjects covered include chro- maffm cells, small granule cells of the sympathetic nervous system, gut endocrine cells, carotid body, endocrine pancreas and the juxta- glomerular apparatus of the kidney. R.E. Coupland, Nottingham W.G. Forssmann, Heidelberg v Contents 1 Techniques for Localizing Transmitter Substances and Secretory Granules Cytochemistry and Autoradiography in the Search for Transmitter-Specific Neuronal Pathways J.G. Richards ...

Research Methods in Neurochemistry

Research Methods in Neurochemistry

Author: Neville Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1978

The fourth volume of Research Methods in Neurochemistry includes chapters on different aspects of topics touched on in previous volumes and develops a number of new themes as well. The bias, though not entirely intended, is directed toward studies of macromolecules, both at the meta- bolic level in relation to protein synthesis and at the structural level in rela- tion to specific proteins and lipids. The new departures concern subjects in Section I with marked applied bias: biochemical studies of nervous system tumors and of the cerebrospinal fluid, both of which we hope will be of value to clinical as well as basic scientists. Biogenic amines and the enzymes involved in their metabolism figure again in Section II, where the powerful tool of mass spectrometry receives further treatment in relation to the analysis of dansyl derivatives of trace amines in the brain. Once again we remain grateful to the individual authors, both for their contributions and patience, and to Plenum Press for their continued interest and cooperation. Thanks are also due to colleagues and friends for their comments and criticisms on the series as a whole; suggestions for future volumes will always be welcome and should be sent to one of the editors. Richard Rodnight, London Neville Marks, New York March 1978 ix Contents Section I PROPERTIES OF INTACT NEURAL TISSUES Chapter 1 Biochemical Study of Tumors of the Nervous System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Norman Allen I. Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 II. Human Brain Tumors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 A. Autopsy Specimens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Neuronal Operations in the Vestibular System

Neuronal Operations in the Vestibular System

Author: Wolfgang Precht Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/1978

The original intent of the series Studies of Brain Function was to offer a forum to neurobiologists working in different fields to present some of their recent results in a more extensive way. What may have been or might be published in several papers appearing in different journals will thus be com bined in one monograph, thus making the data more easily available to a wider scientific community. It is also believed that such an attempt will provide a more comprehensive insight into one particular field of neurobiol ogy. Admittedly, the monograph will represent a more subjective view than that provided by a classical review article. In this monograph I am going to describe a major aspect of my research, i.e., the central processing of information arising from the receptors in the semicircular canals and otoliths of the inner ear. I shall restrict this report to those systems that are concerned with the vestibuloocular transmission, since they offer particular opportunity to study sensory-motor integration.