Horizons in Neuroscience Research. Volume 31


Andres Costa and Eugenio Villalba (Editors)

Series: Horizons in Neuroscience Research
BISAC: MED057000

This book provides readers with the latest developments in neurosciences research. Chapter One provides a selective overview of the empirical contributions available in the last decade for promoting independence and self-determination of children with rare genetic syndromes and severe to profound developmental disabilities through cognitive-behavioral interventions and assistive technology-based programs. Chapter Two evaluates the influence of VPA and LEV as monotherapy on vitamin D status among children with epilepsy. Chapter Three characterizes the intercorrelations and different factors contributing to whole brain voxel-wise blood flow measures based on standard imaging metrics. Chapter Four summarizes current knowledge about the determination of individual subunits of the neurofilament triplet in cerebral and spinal cord ischemia. Chapter Five provides a new approach to the restoration of degraded visual functions and expands our knowledge of perception and consciousness. Chapter Six describes PlaymoCase as a means of a play-therapeutic approach with the regard to its content and its relationship to the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis in Childhood and Adolescence in the revised version (OPD-CA2). Chapter Seven discusses structural linguists and how speaking amounts to transforming a structural order into a linear one, and understanding a sentence to turning a linear order into a structural one. Chapter Eight investigates the responses to images of human faces in which the spatial Fourier spectra have been manipulated.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Promoting Adaptive Skills of Children with Rare Genetic Syndromes: A Selective Overview
Fabrizio Stasolla, Viviana Perilli, Alessandro O. Caffò and Fiora D’Amico (Department of Neurosciences, University of Bari, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. The Effects of Valproate and Levetiracetam as a Monotherapy on Vitamin D Status in Epileptic Children
Teodoro Durá-Travé, Fidel Gallinas-Victoriano, María Urretavizcaya-García, Lotfi Ahmed-Mohamed, Sergio Aguilera-Albesa and María Eugenia Yoldi-Petri (Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Cerebral Blood Flow Mediated Rapid Vascular Reactivity Mapping and Effects of Age and Smoking
Yongxia Zhou (University of Southern California, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, USA)

Chapter 4. Neurofilaments in Brain and Spinal Cord Ischemia
Lenka Fialová (Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 5. Beneficial Effects of Noise on Visual Acuity Without Consciousness
Hitoshi Sasaki, Hideaki Saito and Takuya Ishida (Department of Physiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan)

Chapter 6. Psychodynamics and the PlaymoCase: Novel Aspects for Playing and Projective Testing
Martin H. Maurer (University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany)

Chapter 7. Implicit Natural Morphosyntactic Learning Is the Learning of What?
Jean A. Rondal (Department of Psychology, Liège University, Liège, Belgium)

Chapter 8. A Few Remarks on Spatial Frequency Filtered Images
Bernt Christian Skottun (Ullevaalsalleen 4C, Oslo, Norway)



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