Advances in Brain Research


Owen B. Williams (Editor)
Garet I. Wilson (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

This book presents and discusses topical data in the field of brain research. Topics discussed herein include nonpharmacological inhibition of cerebral dopaminergic activity; neuropsychology of the sense of agency; glucocorticoid-mediated regulation of tight junctions in brain vascular endothelium; the hierarchial organization and cerebral lateralization of hand control and its relationship to language; and a unique cause of traumatic brain injury and all neuro-musculo-skeletal injuries. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )



Table of Contents


1. Nonpharmacological Inhibition of Cerebral Dopaminergic Activity May be an Option for Medication-Resistant Hallucinations
(Nikolai A. Shevchuk)

2. Neuropsychology of the Sense of Agency: Theoretical and Empirical Contributions (Michela Balconi)

3. Glucocorticoid-Mediated Regulation of Tight Junctions in Brain Vascular Endothelium
(Malgorzata Burek and Carola Y. Förster)

4. The Hierarchical Organization and Cerebral Lateralization of Hand Control and its Relationship to Language: Current Status and Future Directions (A.M. Keane)

5. Two Faced Members of the Family: The Synucleins
(Andrei Surguchov)

6. Epilepsy: Stereotypes, Stigma and Psychosocial Consequences
(Jane McCagh)

7. A Unique Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury and All Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Injuries (Vladimir G. Ivancevic)

8. Neuropsychological Sequelae of Essential Tremor: A Differential Comparison with Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease
(Samuel T. Gontkovsky, Katrina Alexander and William W. Beatty)

9. Evolutionary Origins of Brain Disorders in Homo Sapiens Sapiens
(Patricia A. Helvenston and Robert G. Bednarik)

10. Delirium in Neurological Patients
(J. Ramírez-Bermúdez, L.C. Aguilar, P. León, I. Pérez-Neri,
R. Colin-Piana and Camilo Rios)

11. Neuroinflammation in the Pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Converging Evidence for Systemic and Central Nervous System Immune Interaction
(Meghan C. Mott, Rafael Fernandez-Botran and Manuel F. Casanova

12. Cognitive Interventions to Improve Prefrontal Functions
(Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Yuko Akitsuki and Ryuta Kawashima)

13. Alterations in N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Function and Potential Involvement in Anesthetic-Induced Neurodegeneration
(Cheng Wang, Xuan Zhang, Fang Liu, Merle G. Paule and William Slikker Jr.)

14. Hallmarks of Apoptotic-Like Cell Death in Response to Hypoxic Injury in Various Developmental Models Are Closely Related to Brain Immaturity
(Jean-Luc Daval and Christiane Charriaut-Marlangue)

15. Adolescent Brain Development, Behavior, Premorbid Psychosis and Risk for Schizophrenia: A Review of Structural and Functional MRI Studies
(Ozgur Oner, Haluk Ozbay and Kerim M. Munir)

16. The Association of Visuospatial Memory and Working Memory with Adolescent Onset Schizophrenia (Alasdair Vance)

17. Common Questions and Answers to Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
(Fernando Seijo, Marco Alvarez-Vega, Beatriz Lozano, Fernando Fernández-González, Elena Santamarta and Antonio Saíz)

18. The Use of Neural Stem Cells in Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats (Shu-Yuan Yang and Hui Liu)

19. Laboratory Memory Tasks and Autobiographical Recollection: Cognitive and Neurofunctional Evidence for Differential Forms of Episodic Memory (Martina Piefke)

20. Brain Electric Source Imaging by an Iterative Correlation Matrix Based Multiple Signal Classification Approach
(Dezhong Yao)



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