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|The Mesolimbic Dopamine System: From Motivation to Action
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The Mesolimbic Dopamine System: From Motivation to Action Edited by P. Willner Psychology Department, City of London Polytechnic, London, UK and J. Scheel-Krüger Psychopharmacological Research Laboratory, St Hans Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark The mesolimbic dopamine system is a system of neurons innervating the ventral forebrain, which utilizes dopamine as its principal neurotransmitter. In recent years this system has become one of the most heavily researched pathways within the brain, particularly in relation to its potential involvement in major psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, mania, depression and drug dependence. This volume provides a unique and timely multidisciplinary synthesis of our current knowledge of the anatomy, pharmacology, physiology and behavioural functions of the mesolimbic system, and its operation in health and mental disorder.
|The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
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Author: Steven Johnson
From the dynamic thinker routinely compared to Malcolm Gladwell, E. O. Wilson, and James Gleick, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner with a real-life historical hero that brilliantly illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of viruses, rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry. These are topics that have long obsessed Steven Johnson, and The Ghost Map is a true triumph of the kind of multidisciplinary thinking for which he's become famous-a book that, like the work of Jared Diamond, presents both vivid history and a powerful and provocative explanation of what it means for the world we live in.
The Ghost Map takes place in the summer of 1854. A devastating cholera outbreak seizes London just as it is emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, teeming with people from all over the world, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Dr. John Snow—whose ideas about contagion had been dismissed by the scientific community—is spurred to intense action when the people in his neighborhood begin dying.
With enthralling suspense, Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts, as he risks his own life to prove how the epidemic is being spread.
When he creates the map that traces the pattern of outbreak back to its source, Dr. Snow didn't just solve the most pressing medical riddle of his time. He ultimately established a precedent for the way modern city-dwellers, city planners, physicians, and public officials think about the spread of disease and the development of the modern urban environment.
The Ghost Map is an endlessly compelling and utterly gripping account of that London summer of 1854, from the microbial level to the macrourban-theory level—including, most important, the human level. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
- The time is summer 1854, with London a breeding ground for disease, with a serious lack in garbage removal, clean water and sewers--and cholera hits. This is that story and the story of the inter-related histories of the spread of disease and the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry.
|The Sheep Brain: A Basic Guide
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Author: Richard K Cooley
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The Sheep Brain: A Basic Guide is intended as an elementary introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. The authors have prepared clear black and white labelled photographs of the sheep brain. There are ventral, lateral views, cross sections, and special dissections. Explanatory text accompanies each photograph.
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|The Cancer Prevention Diet, Revised and Updated Edition: The Macrobiotic Approach to Preventing and Relieving Cancer
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Author: Michio Kushi
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Since its original publication a quarter-century ago, The Cancer Prevention Diet has been one of the most popular guides to the prevention and relief of society's most feared disease. Drawing on the most up-to-date cancer research, Michio Kushi and Alex Jack present a dietary program that can be implemented safely and simply at home, at a fraction of the cost of usual meals and medical care. This completely revised and updated twentyfifth anniversary edition includes:
• Broader dietary guidelines and new recipes
• New research on the twenty most frequent types of cancer
• New ways to combine macrobiotics with chemotherapy, radiation, and more
• The latest statistics, studies, and treatments
• The role of positive emotions in the healing process.
|Co-Planar Stereotaxic Atlas of the Human Brain: 3-D Proportional System: An Approach to Cerebral Imaging (Thieme Classics)
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Author: J. Talairach
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In this superb atlas, the distinguished authors offer the proportional grid system of brain imaging. This unique process makes it possible to localize neuroanatomic structures not visible with traditional radiologic methods. Unlike the classic method of spatial reading, which is valid only with the particular brain under consideration, the proportional grid creates a frame of reference applicable to all brains being examined. This is especially beneficial for clinical studies, electroencephalographic investigations, and statistical computations.
Special features of the book include: a full, three-dimensional atlas of the human brain; a series of anatomic sections done for the frontal, horizontal, and sagittal planes; practical examples for use in neuroradiologic examinations; and basal lines forming a frame of reference that defines orientation and spatial position of structures within the cerebral mass. This stereotaxic process is designed to maximize accuracy, reliability, and safety.
The information in this valuable atlas is essential for all radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and all specialists involved in the neurosciences. Use this practical mapping tool for understanding the pathologic processes of the human brain, order today!
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|The Complete Guide to ECGs
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Author: James H. O'Keefe Jr.
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The Study Guide of Choice for Cardiology Programs Around the Nation!
The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation.
The Complete Guide to ECGs is simply the best book on the subject I have ever seen! It is a superb addition to the library of every intern, resident, and fellow, and a uniquely practical and comprehensive study guide for physicians interested in improving their interpretation of ECGs and preparing for board examinations.
Features of the Third Edition:
Includes a total of 89 ECG cases; 26 of which are new to this edition
Entirely new section of self test quizzes called Find the Imposter
More than 1000 questions and answers related to ECG interpretation
Expanded final section of ECG Criteria
Featured sections on approach to ECG interpretation and ECG differential diagnosis
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|Cognition in the Wild (A Bradford Book)
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Author: Edwin Hutchins
Edwin Hutchins combines his background as an anthropologist and an open ocean racing sailor and navigator in this account of how anthropological methods can be combined with cognitive theory to produce a new reading of cognitive science. His theoretical insights are grounded in an extended analysis of ship navigation―its computational basis, its historical roots, its social organization, and the details of its implementation in actual practice aboard large ships. The result is an unusual interdisciplinary approach to cognition in culturally constituted activities outside the laboratory―"in the wild."
Hutchins examines a set of phenomena that have fallen in the cracks between the established disciplines of psychology and anthropology, bringing to light a new set of relationships between culture and cognition. The standard view is that culture affects the cognition of individuals. Hutchins argues instead that cultural activity systems have cognitive properties of their own that are different from the cognitive properties of the individuals who participate in them. Each action for bringing a large naval vessel into port, for example, is informed by culture: the navigation team can be seen as a cognitive and computational system.
Introducing Navy life and work on the bridge, Hutchins makes a clear distinction between the cognitive properties of an individual and the cognitive properties of a system. In striking contrast to the usual laboratory tasks of research in cognitive science, he applies the principal metaphor of cognitive science―cognition as computation (adopting David Marr's paradigm)―to the navigation task. After comparing modern Western navigation with the method practiced in Micronesia, Hutchins explores the computational and cognitive properties of systems that are larger than an individual. He then turns to an analysis of learning or change in the organization of cognitive systems at several scales. Hutchins's conclusion illustrates the costs of ignoring the cultural nature of cognition, pointing to the ways in which contemporary cognitive science can be transformed by new meanings and interpretations.
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|Radiation Therapy Planning
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Author: Gunilla C. Bentel
A Doody's Core Title for 2011! All new expanded edition provides step-by-step guidelines on performing the technical aspects of radiation therapy. Important new coverage includes treatment preparation, 3-D treatment planning, dosimetry, new technologies, documentation, and quality assurance. In addition, you'll find added treatment planning guidelines by body region, and an expanded art program including many new 4-color illustrations.
|Current Trends in Lithium and Rubidium Therapy: Proceedings of an International Symposium on Lithium and Rubidium Therapy held in Venice, 29 September–1st October 1983
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Lithium research and therapy needs to be continually re-evaluated on the basis of modern methodological approaches in order to shed new light on the mechanism of action and to improve therapeutic use. This book. based on the proceedings of the "International Meeting on Lithium and Rubidium Therapy" held in Venice from September 30th to October 2nd 1983. is devoted to current trends in the pharmacology and clinical aspects of lithium and of a newly born therapeutic cation. rubidium. The first part of this volume deals with modern trends in behavioural and biochemical approaches to the mechanism of action of lithium. A larger consideration is reserved for lithium therapy from a clinical point of view and includes re-assessment of long-term treatment with regard to serum levels. biological and psychological predictors. side-effects and new therapeutic uses. A smaller section is concerned with some recent clinical studies on rubidium. This volume should be an invaluable aid to all psychiatrists and those who work in the field of research of these pharmacological active metals. G. U. Corsini List of contributors A. ALCIATI L. BELLODI Institute of Clinical Psychiatry Institute of Clinical Psychiatry University of Milan University of Milan Milan Milan Italy Italy R. H. BELMAKER A. AMDISEN Jerusalem Mental Health Center Psychopharmacology Research Unit Ezrath Nashim Aarhus University, Jerusalem Psychiatric Hospital.
|Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple (3rd Edition; Book & CD-ROM)
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Author: Stephen Goldberg
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This now-classic text (over 300,000 copies sold) presents the most relevant points in clinical neuroanatomy with mnemonics, humor and case presentations. For neuroanatomy courses and Board review. Now includes attached CD-ROM on Neurologic Localization with: 3D animated rotations of the brain. Neuroanatomy laboratory tutorial with photographs of brain specimens. Clicking on any area of the nervous system reveals the name of the structure and the effects of an injury to that area, with explanations. Selecting a symptom graphically shows all areas of the nervous system that, when injured, could result in the symptom. Tutorial on how to localize neurologic injuries; Interactive quiz of classic neurologic cases; single Windows/Macintosh hybrid CD + book.
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