Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

By Henry Marsh

Named a awesome ebook of the yr via The big apple occasions ebook Review and The Washington Post

What is it wish to be a mind general practitioner? How does it think to carry someone’s existence on your palms, to chop into the stuff that creates suggestion, feeling and cause? How do you reside with the implications of acting a almost certainly lifesaving operation whilst all of it is going wrong?

With mind-blowing compassion and candor, prime neurosurgeon Henry Marsh finds the fierce pleasure of working, the profoundly relocating triumphs, the harrowing mess ups, the haunting regrets and the moments of black humor that signify a mind surgeon’s lifestyles. Do No Harm offers unforgettable perception into the numerous human dramas that ensue in a hectic sleek sanatorium. in particular, it's a lesson within the want for wish while confronted with life’s such a lot tough decisions.

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By Henry Marsh

Named a awesome ebook of the yr via The big apple occasions ebook Review and The Washington Post

What is it wish to be a mind general practitioner? How does it think to carry someone’s existence on your palms, to chop into the stuff that creates suggestion, feeling and cause? How do you reside with the implications of acting a almost certainly lifesaving operation whilst all of it is going wrong?

With mind-blowing compassion and candor, prime neurosurgeon Henry Marsh finds the fierce pleasure of working, the profoundly relocating triumphs, the harrowing mess ups, the haunting regrets and the moments of black humor that signify a mind surgeon’s lifestyles. Do No Harm offers unforgettable perception into the numerous human dramas that ensue in a hectic sleek sanatorium. in particular, it's a lesson within the want for wish while confronted with life’s such a lot tough decisions.

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Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness

By Nicholas Humphrey

How is realization attainable? What organic function does it serve? And why can we price it so hugely? In Soul Dust, the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a number one determine in cognizance examine, proposes a startling new thought. awareness, he argues, is not anything lower than a magical-mystery exhibit that we level for ourselves within our personal heads. This self-made express lighting fixtures up the area for us and makes us believe certain and transcendent. therefore recognition paves the way in which for spirituality, and permits us, as people, to harvest the rewards, and anxieties, of dwelling in what Humphrey calls the "soul niche."

Tightly argued, intellectually gripping, and a pleasure to learn, Soul Dust presents solutions to the private questions. It exhibits how the matter of attention merges with questions that obsess us all--how existence may be lived and the phobia of dying. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary idea, and drawing a wealth of insights from philosophy and literature, Soul Dust is an uncompromising but life-affirming work--one that by no means loses sight of the majesty and sweetness of consciousness.

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By Nicholas Humphrey

How is realization attainable? What organic function does it serve? And why can we price it so hugely? In Soul Dust, the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a number one determine in cognizance examine, proposes a startling new thought. awareness, he argues, is not anything lower than a magical-mystery exhibit that we level for ourselves within our personal heads. This self-made express lighting fixtures up the area for us and makes us believe certain and transcendent. therefore recognition paves the way in which for spirituality, and permits us, as people, to harvest the rewards, and anxieties, of dwelling in what Humphrey calls the "soul niche."

Tightly argued, intellectually gripping, and a pleasure to learn, Soul Dust presents solutions to the private questions. It exhibits how the matter of attention merges with questions that obsess us all--how existence may be lived and the phobia of dying. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary idea, and drawing a wealth of insights from philosophy and literature, Soul Dust is an uncompromising but life-affirming work--one that by no means loses sight of the majesty and sweetness of consciousness.

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Psychological Science (Third Edition)

A dynamic, student-centered textbook that brings jointly the technological know-how of psychology and the technology of learning.

Michael Gazzaniga, Todd Heatherton, and new coauthor Diane Halpern current the newest advancements in psychology in a fascinating, visually stimulating layout. The textual content complements pupil realizing and stimulates lively studying with Halpern’s specific science-of-learning pedagogical method; correct, genuine global examples; and an paintings software adapted particularly for visible novices. teachers and scholars will enjoy the such a lot built-in media package deal on hand for an introductory direction.

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A dynamic, student-centered textbook that brings jointly the technological know-how of psychology and the technology of learning.

Michael Gazzaniga, Todd Heatherton, and new coauthor Diane Halpern current the newest advancements in psychology in a fascinating, visually stimulating layout. The textual content complements pupil realizing and stimulates lively studying with Halpern’s specific science-of-learning pedagogical method; correct, genuine global examples; and an paintings software adapted particularly for visible novices. teachers and scholars will enjoy the such a lot built-in media package deal on hand for an introductory direction.

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Elements of Molecular Neurobiology

By C. U. M. Smith

This version of the preferred textual content accommodates fresh advances in neurobiology enabled by way of sleek molecular biology recommendations. knowing how the mind works from a molecular point permits learn to higher comprehend behaviours, cognition, and neuropathologies. because the visual appeal six years in the past of the second one variation, even more has been realized concerning the molecular biology of improvement and its relatives with early evolution. This "evodevo" (as it has grow to be identified) framework additionally has loads of touching on our figuring out of neuropathologies as disorder of early onset genes could cause neurodegeneration in later lifestyles. Advances in our knowing of the genomes and proteomes of a few organisms additionally tremendously impact our knowing of neurobiology.
* popular and typical as a textual content in the course of the united kingdom, solid studies from scholars and teachers.
* solid supplement to Fundementals of Psychopharmacology through Brian Leonard.
This ebook can be of specific curiosity to biomedical undergraduates venture a neuroscience unit, neuroscience postgraduates, physiologists, pharmacologists.
it's also an invaluable uncomplicated reference for college libraries.
Maurice Elphick, Queen Mary, collage of London
"I do like this e-book and it's the prompt textbook for my direction in Molecular Neuroscience. the foremost energy of the ebook is the general simplicity of the structure either when it comes to format and diagrams."

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By C. U. M. Smith

This version of the preferred textual content accommodates fresh advances in neurobiology enabled by way of sleek molecular biology recommendations. knowing how the mind works from a molecular point permits learn to higher comprehend behaviours, cognition, and neuropathologies. because the visual appeal six years in the past of the second one variation, even more has been realized concerning the molecular biology of improvement and its relatives with early evolution. This "evodevo" (as it has grow to be identified) framework additionally has loads of touching on our figuring out of neuropathologies as disorder of early onset genes could cause neurodegeneration in later lifestyles. Advances in our knowing of the genomes and proteomes of a few organisms additionally tremendously impact our knowing of neurobiology.
* popular and typical as a textual content in the course of the united kingdom, solid studies from scholars and teachers.
* solid supplement to Fundementals of Psychopharmacology through Brian Leonard.
This ebook can be of specific curiosity to biomedical undergraduates venture a neuroscience unit, neuroscience postgraduates, physiologists, pharmacologists.
it's also an invaluable uncomplicated reference for college libraries.
Maurice Elphick, Queen Mary, collage of London
"I do like this e-book and it's the prompt textbook for my direction in Molecular Neuroscience. the foremost energy of the ebook is the general simplicity of the structure either when it comes to format and diagrams."

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Essential Neuroscience

Essential Neuroscience, 3e integrates must-have neuroscience info with scientific and physiological issues to assist readers grasp the basics of neuroscience and get ready for board and direction exams.

Acclaimed for its concise, clinically suitable assurance, this student-friendly e-book makes use of a stepwise process that starts off with the elemental development blocks of neural anatomy and expands to hide constructions and services, the interplay of platforms, and the technological know-how of scientific problems. A well-balanced mixture of anatomy, body structure, biology, and biochemistry is helping scholars elevate their conceptual figuring out of the subject material and get ready for practice.

proposing the most recent advancements in neuroscience, the 3rd variation comprises extra MRIs and Case stories and up to date textual content, artwork and assessment questions in accordance with scholar feedback.

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Essential Neuroscience, 3e integrates must-have neuroscience info with scientific and physiological issues to assist readers grasp the basics of neuroscience and get ready for board and direction exams.

Acclaimed for its concise, clinically suitable assurance, this student-friendly e-book makes use of a stepwise process that starts off with the elemental development blocks of neural anatomy and expands to hide constructions and services, the interplay of platforms, and the technological know-how of scientific problems. A well-balanced mixture of anatomy, body structure, biology, and biochemistry is helping scholars elevate their conceptual figuring out of the subject material and get ready for practice.

proposing the most recent advancements in neuroscience, the 3rd variation comprises extra MRIs and Case stories and up to date textual content, artwork and assessment questions in accordance with scholar feedback.

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Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Learn

By Cathy N. Davidson

A electronic innovator exhibits how we will thrive within the new technological age.

When Cathy Davidson and Duke collage gave unfastened iPods to the freshman category in 2003, critics stated they have been losing their funds. but while scholars in essentially each self-discipline invented educational makes use of for his or her track avid gamers, without notice the belief might be obvious in a brand new light-as an cutting edge strategy to flip studying on its head.

This radical test is on the middle of Davidson's inspiring new ebook. utilizing state-of-the-art learn at the mind, she indicates how "attention blindness" has produced one among our society's maximum demanding situations: whereas we've all stated the nice alterations of the electronic age, such a lot people nonetheless toil in faculties and offices designed for the final century. Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from colleges with curriculums outfitted round games to businesses that teach employees utilizing digital environments-will open the doorways to new methods of operating and studying. a full of life hybrid of Thomas Friedman and Norman Doidge, Now you spot it's a refreshingly confident argument for a daring embody of our hooked up, collaborative destiny.

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By Cathy N. Davidson

A electronic innovator exhibits how we will thrive within the new technological age.

When Cathy Davidson and Duke collage gave unfastened iPods to the freshman category in 2003, critics stated they have been losing their funds. but while scholars in essentially each self-discipline invented educational makes use of for his or her track avid gamers, without notice the belief might be obvious in a brand new light-as an cutting edge strategy to flip studying on its head.

This radical test is on the middle of Davidson's inspiring new ebook. utilizing state-of-the-art learn at the mind, she indicates how "attention blindness" has produced one among our society's maximum demanding situations: whereas we've all stated the nice alterations of the electronic age, such a lot people nonetheless toil in faculties and offices designed for the final century. Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from colleges with curriculums outfitted round games to businesses that teach employees utilizing digital environments-will open the doorways to new methods of operating and studying. a full of life hybrid of Thomas Friedman and Norman Doidge, Now you spot it's a refreshingly confident argument for a daring embody of our hooked up, collaborative destiny.

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The Human Brain Book

By Rita Carter

Combining the most recent findings from neuroscience with new mind imaging thoughts, in addition to advancements on child brains, telepathy, and mind amendment, this new version of DK's The Human mind Book covers mind anatomy, functionality, and problems in remarkable element.

With its precise 22-page atlas, illustrated with MRI scans, and an interactive DVD, The Human mind Book is an ideal source for households, scholars, or someone attracted to human biology, anatomy, and neuroscience.

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By Rita Carter

Combining the most recent findings from neuroscience with new mind imaging thoughts, in addition to advancements on child brains, telepathy, and mind amendment, this new version of DK's The Human mind Book covers mind anatomy, functionality, and problems in remarkable element.

With its precise 22-page atlas, illustrated with MRI scans, and an interactive DVD, The Human mind Book is an ideal source for households, scholars, or someone attracted to human biology, anatomy, and neuroscience.

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Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Primary autonomic circuits within the mind and spinal wire are necessary to vertebrate existence: they keep an eye on all uncomplicated physically services, together with blood strain, physique temperature law, digestion, and reproduction.

Edited via specialists within the box, Ida Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony Verberne, and broadly illustrated, the second one variation of Central legislation of Autonomic Functions provides the extreme advances which were remodeled the final twenty years within the knowing of the way the primary fearful approach controls autonomic services.

Written in a transparent and readable demeanour via a world choice of neuroscientists and physiologists, and 9 chapters describe vital autonomic circuits from the cerebral cortex to the outer edge. 8 extra chapters handle particular physically capabilities and their keep an eye on through primary autonomic circuits. extra chapters talk about cardio-respiratory integration and rules of autonomic functionality by way of visceral and somatic afferents. the entire chapters are updated and canopy themes corresponding to the significant autonomic legislation of airlines, gastrointestinal functionality, power homeostasis, physique temperature, and sexual functionality, reflecting the newest research.

One of the one texts to supply the full tale of the way the mind controls simple physically capabilities which are serious for all times, Central legislation of Autonomic capabilities will be crucial studying for graduate scholars and researchers in neuroscience, anatomy, pharmacology and body structure in addition to a useful reference paintings for demonstrated employees within the field.

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Primary autonomic circuits within the mind and spinal wire are necessary to vertebrate existence: they keep an eye on all uncomplicated physically services, together with blood strain, physique temperature law, digestion, and reproduction.

Edited via specialists within the box, Ida Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony Verberne, and broadly illustrated, the second one variation of Central legislation of Autonomic Functions provides the extreme advances which were remodeled the final twenty years within the knowing of the way the primary fearful approach controls autonomic services.

Written in a transparent and readable demeanour via a world choice of neuroscientists and physiologists, and 9 chapters describe vital autonomic circuits from the cerebral cortex to the outer edge. 8 extra chapters handle particular physically capabilities and their keep an eye on through primary autonomic circuits. extra chapters talk about cardio-respiratory integration and rules of autonomic functionality by way of visceral and somatic afferents. the entire chapters are updated and canopy themes corresponding to the significant autonomic legislation of airlines, gastrointestinal functionality, power homeostasis, physique temperature, and sexual functionality, reflecting the newest research.

One of the one texts to supply the full tale of the way the mind controls simple physically capabilities which are serious for all times, Central legislation of Autonomic capabilities will be crucial studying for graduate scholars and researchers in neuroscience, anatomy, pharmacology and body structure in addition to a useful reference paintings for demonstrated employees within the field.

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The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity: Our Predictive Brain

Professor Joaquín M. Fuster is an eminent cognitive neuroscientist whose study during the last 5 many years has made basic contributions to our figuring out of the neural buildings underlying cognition and behavior. This e-book presents his view at the everlasting query of no matter if now we have unfastened will. in keeping with his seminal paintings at the services of the prefrontal cortex in decision-making, making plans, creativity, operating reminiscence, and language, Professor Fuster argues that the freedom or freedom to choose from possible choices is a functionality of the cerebral cortex, below prefrontal keep watch over, in its reciprocal interplay with the surroundings. Freedom is accordingly inseparable from that round dating. 'The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity' is an interesting inquiry into the cerebral origin of our skill to choose from substitute activities and to freely lead inventive plans to their aim.

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Professor Joaquín M. Fuster is an eminent cognitive neuroscientist whose study during the last 5 many years has made basic contributions to our figuring out of the neural buildings underlying cognition and behavior. This e-book presents his view at the everlasting query of no matter if now we have unfastened will. in keeping with his seminal paintings at the services of the prefrontal cortex in decision-making, making plans, creativity, operating reminiscence, and language, Professor Fuster argues that the freedom or freedom to choose from possible choices is a functionality of the cerebral cortex, below prefrontal keep watch over, in its reciprocal interplay with the surroundings. Freedom is accordingly inseparable from that round dating. 'The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity' is an interesting inquiry into the cerebral origin of our skill to choose from substitute activities and to freely lead inventive plans to their aim.

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Sleep and Mental Illness (Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover))

By S. R. Pandi-Perumal

The prognosis of psychological sickness is often observed by way of sleep difficulties; conversely, humans experiencing sleep difficulties may well accordingly boost psychological disorder. Sleep and psychological disease appears to be like at this shut correlation and considers the consequences of study findings that experience emerged within the previous couple of years. also, it surveys the basic ideas and useful instruments required to house sleep and co-morbid psychiatric difficulties. the quantity is split into 3 major sections: easy technological know-how, neuroendocrinology, and scientific technological know-how. integrated are over 30 chapters on subject matters corresponding to neuropharmacology, insomnia, melancholy, dementia, autism, and schizophrenia. proper questionnaires for the overview of sleep problems, together with quality-of-life size instruments, are supplied. there's additionally a precis desk of gear for treating sleep issues. This interdisciplinary textual content could be of curiosity to clinicians operating in psychiatry, behavioral sleep drugs, neurology, pulmonary and demanding care drugs.

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By S. R. Pandi-Perumal

The prognosis of psychological sickness is often observed by way of sleep difficulties; conversely, humans experiencing sleep difficulties may well accordingly boost psychological disorder. Sleep and psychological disease appears to be like at this shut correlation and considers the consequences of study findings that experience emerged within the previous couple of years. also, it surveys the basic ideas and useful instruments required to house sleep and co-morbid psychiatric difficulties. the quantity is split into 3 major sections: easy technological know-how, neuroendocrinology, and scientific technological know-how. integrated are over 30 chapters on subject matters corresponding to neuropharmacology, insomnia, melancholy, dementia, autism, and schizophrenia. proper questionnaires for the overview of sleep problems, together with quality-of-life size instruments, are supplied. there's additionally a precis desk of gear for treating sleep issues. This interdisciplinary textual content could be of curiosity to clinicians operating in psychiatry, behavioral sleep drugs, neurology, pulmonary and demanding care drugs.

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