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A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness

A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness Lowest new price: $19.65
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Author: Merlin Donald Ph.D.
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"The most significant contribution yet to the rapidly growing literature of minds, brains, and consciousness."―Steven Rose

In this masterful rebuttal to the prevailing neuroscientific arguments that seek to explain away consciousness, Merlin Donald presents "a sophisticated conception of a multilayered consciousness drawing much of its power from its cultural matrix" (Booklist). Donald makes "a persuasive case...for consciousness as the central player in the drama of mind" (Peter Dodwell), as he details the forces, both cultural and neuronal, that power our distinctively human modes of awareness. He proposes that the human mind is a hybrid product, interweaving a super-complex form of matter (the brain) with an invisible symbolic web (culture) to form a "distributed" cognitive network. This hybrid mind, he argues, is our main evolutionary advantage, for it allowed humanity as a species to break free of the limitations of the mammalian brain. "Donald transcends the simplistic claims of Evolutionary Psychology,...offering a true Darwinian perspective on the evolution of consciousness."―Philip Lieberman

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Failure-Free Activities for the Alzheimer's Patient: A Guidebook for Caregivers

Failure-Free Activities for the Alzheimer's Patient: A Guidebook for Caregivers Lowest new price: $77.28
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Author: Carmel Sheridan

This essential resource teaches professional anf  fanily caregivers how to improve the well-being  and raise the quality of life for people with  Alzheimer's disease. For so many victims of Alzheimer's  disease, failure fills their days. Now caregivers  of Alzheimer's patients can turn to this resource  for ideas and advice for safe, reassuring  activities to help the patient feel capable and involved  with everyday life. Adapted to suit the needs and  capacities of the person with memory loss, the  activities are designed to raise self-esteem, relieve  boredom, reduce feelings of isolation, develop and  use remaining skills, promote involvement with  reality, and emphasize abilities that remain. From  making scrapbooks to holding sing-alongs, from  baking to dusting, each activity is described by  clearly illustrated instructions and is supplemented  with appendices on supplies and further help.  Failure-Free Activites For The Alzheimer's  Patient is for family members, nurse's aides,  companions, or the occasional  visitor.



"No caregiver should be without this book,"  according to the Vancouver Alzheimer's Society.

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The Whiplash Encyclopedia: The Facts and Myths of Whiplash

The Whiplash Encyclopedia: The Facts and Myths of Whiplash Lowest new price: $109.11
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Author: Robert Ferrari
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Whiplash... It's a challenging medical, legal and social dilemma. Why do some people report chronic pain following acute injury, while others do not? Why is whiplash epidemic in some countries and unknown in others? Is it biological, psychological, cultural? Can whiplash be explained by any one unified theory? The Whiplash Encyclopedia is an authoritative resource that addresses the questions surrounding whiplash and provides multidisciplinary perspectives on this highly charged issue. Based on a comprehensive review of current and historical scientific literature, The Whiplash Encyclopedia considers all possible models that might explain the whiplash mystery. You'll find all relevant medical theories presented, as well as psychological and cultural considerations. Source materials are evaluated to assist medical, legal, insurance, engineering and other professionals in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of key arguments. A comprehensive bibliography leads readers to key resources, diagnostic tools and informative research.

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Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, Second Edition-Revised

Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, Second Edition-Revised Lowest new price: $152.10
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Author: Eric P. Kindwall
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With this new Second Edition the best selling Hyperbaric Medicine Practice solidifies its position as the standard work in the field of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This edition is comprehensive, authoritative, and up to date.

This reference has been widely acclaimed through the first edition. Written by a large team of accomplished specialists, the second edition retains the clinical and therapeutic orientation and comprehensive approach that countless practitioners have come to appreciate. At the same time it is extensively updated on every aspect of the field of hyperbaric medicine. With new developments in the field, four new chapters have been added to the book.

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Basics of Biopsychology

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Author: John P. J. Pinel
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The Treatment of Disease in Tcm: Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and

The Treatment of Disease in Tcm: Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Lowest new price: $21.99
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Author: Philippe Sionneau
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This is the second in a seven-volume series titled The Treatment of Disease in TCM by Philippe Sionneau and Lu Gang. In this volume, the authors discuss the disease causes and mechanisms, pattern discrimination, treatment principles, formulas and their modifications, and acupuncture and moxibustion for a wide variety of diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Not only are many of these problems (such as itchy eyes, chalazion, otophyorrhea, and bleeding from the ears) not discussed in the current English language literature on TCM, but under each disease category, the authors give the most complete pattern discrimination available in English. Thus, this series of books is a rich mine of clinical information and effective treatments for a wide variety of diseases and their patterns.

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A History of the Senses: From Antiquity to Cyberspace

A History of the Senses: From Antiquity to Cyberspace Lowest new price: $30.52
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Author: Robert Jütte
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This path-breaking book examines our attitudes to the senses from antiquity through to the present day. Robert Jutte explores a wealth of different traditions, images, metaphors and ideas that have survived through time and describes how sensual impressions change the way in which we experience the world.


Throughout history, societies have been both intrigued or unsettled by the five senses. The author looks at the way in which the social world conditions our perception and traces the 'rediscovery' of sensual pleasure in the twentieth century, paying attention to experiences as varied as fast food, deoderization, and extra-sensory perception. He concludes by exploring technological change and cyberspace, reflecting on how developments in these fields will affect our relationship with the senses in the future.

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Teaching Dementia Care: Skill and Understanding

Teaching Dementia Care: Skill and Understanding Lowest new price: $30.37
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Author: Nancy L. Mace
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Dementia afflicts millions of Americans and deeply affects the lives of their loved ones. Good care has been proven to have a significant effect on the quality of life of a person with dementia. To ensure good care, staff members of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult day-care centers, and providers of home care must be thoroughly and continually trained by qualified and well-prepared professionals.

Nancy L. Mace, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day, has created the ultimate teachers' guide for dementia care training. Rich with information and with tools for effective communication between teacher and student, the text supplies instructors with in-depth lessons and includes relevant charts, tables, and handouts, which may be customized to suit specific programs.

Good training is the foundation for a confident and competent caregiver and supports the dignity and well-being of persons with dementia and their families. With her unmistakable compassion, humor, and wisdom, Mace has provided a much-needed guidebook for better teaching and better care.

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Proprioception Control in Joint Stability

Proprioception Control in Joint Stability Lowest new price: $313.20
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Author: Scott M. Lephart

This is the first comprehensive reference to address the basic science of proprioception and neuromuscular control. Drawn from the research of internationally respected authorities and spanning several disciplines, this is the one book you need in order to learn the status of scientifically supported knowledge regarding proprioception and its role in motor control and joint stability.

This is your best resource for
-reviewing the structure and function of the sensorimotor system,

-gaining insight into the neuromuscular system as it relates to joint stability and proprioception, and

-developing rehabilitation programs aimed at correcting neuromuscular control and proprioception problems.
Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Joint Stability draws from the work of renowned experts in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, biomechanics, physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, and engineering. It presents specific content and management strategies related to knee, shoulder, and ankle injuries.

Based on the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Foundation for Sports Medicine Education and Research/American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, this reference explores directions for future research and clinical protocols.

Divided into four sections, the reference first examines the contribution of the sensorimotor system to joint stability in Section I. Section II examines the effects of ligament injury on proprioception and neuromuscular control. Section III identifies special issues related to proprioception and neuromuscular control, while Section IV presents the role of rehabilitation in reestablishing proprioception and neuromuscular control.

Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Joint Stability offers a unified and inclusive body of knowledge regarding proprioception and serves as a valued guide for directing future research and clinical applications.

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Neurocardiology

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During the past two decades, a great deal of research has been conducted in an effort to delineate the neuroanatomical and functional organization of the autonomic nervous system which controls cardiac function. This groundbreaking volume provides a full description of current knowledge about the neuronal mechanisms regulating the heart. It gives a coherent overview of the function of populations of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems that are involved in maintaining cardiac function. Recently developed concepts about the function of afferent and efferent autonomic neurons regulating the heart, as well as those interposed between, are presented in a comprehensive fashion from the level of central neurons to those innervating the heart. Data provided in this book challenge currently held concepts about how central and peripheral autonomic neurons interact to regulate the heart.

An authoritative and well-organized volume, Neurocardiology highlights current concepts about cardiac afferent mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular reflexes, as well as the role of efferent autonomic neurons in regulating cardiodynamics and coronary artery blood flow and in generating cardiac arrhythmias. In addition, neurohumoral regulation of cardiac myocyte function is brought up to date with particular emphasis on myocyte regulation in disease states. New ideas about intrinsic and extrinsic cardiac intrathoracic neurons, the role of spinal cord and medullary and higher center neurons are presented. The final chapters focus on the role that autonomic neurons play in the maintentance of cardiac function in the conscious state as well as in two major clinical conditions, dysrythimias and heart failure. Thus, this comprehensive work offers a succinct overview of the function of central and peripheral autonomic neurons regulating the heart in normal and disease states.


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