Horizons in Neuroscience Research. Volume 41


Andres Costa and Eugenio Villalba (Editor)

Series: Horizons in Neuroscience Research
BISAC: MED057000

This compilation opens with a review of the clinical and preclinical studies that reproduce type 1 diabetes, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, along with an analysis of the complications at the central level, as well as cognitive impairment and its relation with dementia.
Continuing, the authors review the typical neurocognitive deficits associated with alcohol exposure in pregnancy; the relationship between fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder; and the combined effects of alcohol and drug abuse.

In addition, recent literature summarizing the main roles of sirtuin 2 in the central nervous system is addressed in an attempt to understand the relationship between sirtuin 2, senescence and neurodegenerative diseases.

The relationship between biological motion, emotions, and theory of mind in people with neurodevelopmental disorders is examined. Specifically, the authors use bottom-up and top-down investigations to systematically uncover behavioral and neurological patterns of biological motion perception in people with Williams syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and Down syndrome.

One study deals with the definition of consciousness, the description of the neural substrates that have been associated with it, and the examination of the main interpretative models.

In closing, theory of mind as an implication of empowerment is explored using empirical data on social competence development among children.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cognitive Alterations in Preclinical Models of Diabetes Mellitus
(Carmen Hierro-Bujalance and Monica Garcia-Alloza, Division of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. The Neuropsychological Profile of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
(Cassie L. Jackson, DClinPsy, Mayte Martinez-Cengotitabengoa, DClinPsy, Araminta E. Peters-Corbett,
Maria J. Diaz-Gutiérrez, PharmD, and Monica Martinez-Cengotitabengoa, PharmD, Center for FASD, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, and others)

Chapter 3. Sirtuin 2: A Potential Target for Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases?
(Noemi Sola-Sevilla, Maite Solas, and Elena Puerta, Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and Navarra Institute for Health Research (IdiSNA), Pamplona, Spain)

Chapter 4. Biological Motion Perception and the Theory of Mind in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
(Ching-fen Hsu, PhD, School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China, and others)

Chapter 5. The Emergence of Consciousness: The Contribution of the Cingulate Cortex
(Sara Palermo, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy)

Chapter 6. A Theory of Mind as an Implication of Empowerment
(Tokie Anme, Emiko Tanaka, Etsuko Tomisaki, Taeko Watanabe, Yuko Sawada, Ryoji Shinohara, Yuka Sugisawa, Lian Tong, Bailiang Wu, Cunyean Kim, Kumi Watanabe and Yoko Onda, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, and others)


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