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Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior

0838522459


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Book Description
...introduces undergraduate students to the fundamentals of biology in mental processes...special emphasis is placed on the effects of behavior, brain imaging, computational science, systems, and cellular neurobiology.

Book Info
Columbia University, New York City. Introductory textbook on brain biology, for one- or twosemester undergraduate student college courses in neurology, physiology, or psychology. Color and halftone illustrations. DNLM: Nervous Systems physiology.

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School Neuropsychology: A Practitioner's Handbook
James B. Hale
1593850115
June 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"Hale and Fiorello have met their goal in this book, providing a clearly written, data-based survey of the child-centered brain/n-/behavior literature. Clinically relevant and user-friendly, this book will serve as a primary text in beginning-level graduate neuropsychology courses, and as a supplemental text in cognitive assessment courses. It is also a useful reference for clinicians and researchers working with children and adolescents."--Vincent C. Alfonso, PhD, Graduate School of Education, Fordham University

"This unique volume brings together the fundamentals of neuropsychology and brain organization with discussions of specific neurodevelopmental syndromes, their impact on learning and behavior, and practical issues of diagnosis and remediation. State-of-the-art knowledge is presented in a reader-friendly, engaging...


Emdr
Francine Shapiro
0465043011
Apr 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a new, nontraditional, very short-term therapy for treating trauma victims that utilizes rhythmical stimulation such as eye movements or hand taps. Shapiro, a clinical psychologist and fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., who developed the approach, reports cases in which as few as three 90-minute EMDR sessions have relieved patients' disabling anxiety. Explaining how she developed the technique in 1987, Shapiro describes the treatment, theorizes about why it works and cites supporting research. She suggests that the rhythmical stimulation inherent in the process jump starts and accelerates the brain's information processing system to enable the victims to begin to process the traumatic experiences in which they have been stuck so...


Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
Kolb Whishaw
0716753006
January 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Sybil
Flora Rhea Schreiber
0446359408
May 1989
Paperback
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Neuropsychological Assessment
Muriel D. Lezak, et al
0195111214
July 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Well-known as the "bible" in its field, this text/reference has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of internationally recognized and clinically experienced neuropsychologists.

Book Info
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland. Third edition of a manual and reference of neuropsychological assessment tools. Previous edition 1983. Includes tests for memory, language skills concept formation, brain damage, executive functions and more. Appendices include addresses of test publishers. DNLM: Psychological Tests. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Mommy Brain
Katherine Ellison
0465019056
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
When Israeli scientists gave 100 brand new mothers an IQ test, they scored significantly lower than non-pregnant childless women. To this, Ellison, a Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist and mother of two, bluntly answers: "Duh... you are now looking at your future for at least the next eighteen years in its yowling red face. It's possible that your performance on standardized neuropsychological tests simply isn't a top priority." Throughout this well-framed argument for the intellectual pluses of motherhood, Ellison expertly demystifies the legend of "the mommy brain"—an assumption that pregnancy and parenting make women a little ditzy. By juxtaposing entertaining anecdotes from her own life and the lives of her friends with fascinating studies in neurobiology and psychology, Ellison substantiates her...


Biological Psychology (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
James W. Kalat
0534588166
July 7, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This #1 best-seller has successfully introduced thousands of students to the intricate relationship between biology and psychology. This Eighth Edition redefines the high standard set by previous editions. It offers the best balance of rigor and accessibility, the most current research, and the most thorough technology integration available for your course--all presented within a unique modular format that supports student mastery and provides instructors with maximum teaching flexibility. In every chapter, Kalat accurately portrays biopsychology as a dynamic and empirical field in which fascinating new discoveries are constantly being made. He captures readers' interest with the latest biological psychology findings, such as how gingko biloba claims to aid memory and coverage of the hypothesis that humans' mate...


The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: Diagnosis and Intervention Workbook
Steven G. Feifer
0970333706
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment
Peter J. Snyder (Editor)
1591472830
January 2006
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This is an excellent book and an invaluable resource to those involved in clinical geropsychology training and to mental health professionals interested in gaining further knowledge about working with older adults.

Book Info
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Pocketsized handbook for clinicians, residents, and students. Designed as an aid to determine an appropriate diagnostic strategy and select tests and measures to address specific clinical concerns. Also as a review for advanced certification. Trim size: 7 x 4.5 inches. Softcover. DNLM: Nervous System Diseases--diagnosis handbooks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment
John Briere, Catherine Scott
0761929215
March 21, 2006
Paperback
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Review
Constance Dalenberg, Ph.D., : "This groundbreaking book takes trauma therapy to a new stage of development, brilliantly integrating the diverse findings of cognitive behaviorists, relational and attachment theorists, and neurobiologists.  The authors understand that therapy is an intimate relationship between two people -- the (often distrusting and fearful) patient who wishes relief from pain and the (often frustrated but empathic) therapist who would like to provide that relief.  The authors generate in the reader a respect for the biological underpinnings of trauma and the power of early attachment dynamics, showing us how to accept these realities while building the structures that will help the patient achieve symptom relief.  The clarity of the text, particularly given the complexity of the material,...


An Alchemy of Mind
Diane Ackerman
0743246748
Sept 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Ackerman's latest foray (after Cultivating Delight) is ostensibly about the "crowded chemistry lab" of the human brain, but fans of her writings on the natural world will find many familiar pleasures. All is not pastoral sweetness; every passage on genteel matters like tending her backyard roses has its rougher counterpart, for example, the recollection of a life-threatening accident during a Japanese bird-watching expedition. By grounding the scientific information firmly in her own experience of discovery, Ackerman invites readers to share in her learning and writing processes. The common thread she spies running through the tangible world of the evolving brain and the intangible world of emotion and memory is the "sleight of mind" that provides us with a self-identity through which we experience the world in a...


Mind Hacks : Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain (Hacks)
Tom Stafford, Matt Webb
0596007795
November 22, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious. Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen. Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using...


Neuropsychology
Kevin W. Walsh
0443073058
February 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
A new edition of the classic textbook on the anatomical or localisationist approach to neuropsychology.

Book Info
Univ. of Melbourne, Australia. Concise overview of neuropsychology. For students and researchers. Includes a new section on forensic neuropsychology. Halftone illustrations. Extensive references. Previous edition: c1994. Softcover. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Language Instinct
Steven Pinker
0060958332
Nov 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A three-year-old toddler is "a grammatical genius"--master of most constructions, obeying adult rules of language. To Pinker, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology psycholinguist, the explanation for this miracle is that language is an instinct, an evolutionary adaptation that is partly "hard-wired" into the brain and partly learned. In this exciting synthesis--an entertaining, totally accessible study that will regale language lovers and challenge professionals in many disciplines--Pinker builds a bridge between "innatists" like MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, who hold that infants are biologically programmed for language, and "social interactionists" who contend that they acquire it largely from the environment. If Pinker is right, the origins of language go much further back than 30,000 years ago (the date most...


Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology
Jenni Ogden
0195171365
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Introduces the reader to clinical neuropsychology though vivid case descriptions of adults who have sufferent brain damage. This informative and engaging book will be of interest to students of clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and neurology.

Book Info
1st, 1996, Oxford. University of Auckland, New Zealand. Introductory text of clinical neuropsychology, for students. Covers general neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, and assessment topics. Presents detailed case descriptions. DNLM: Nervous System Diseases - case studies.


Don't Panic Revised Edition
R. Reid Wilson
0060951605
Jan 1996
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
This excellent guide offers help to those who suffer from panic anxiety. Part 1 discusses panic-like symptoms and their relation to both physiological and psychological disorders, while Part 2 recommends ways to eliminate or reduce those symptoms. As the book explains, psychological panic disorder is the body's emergency response, inappropriately triggered by a faulty belief system, to a situation perceived as threatening. Sufferers are given the tools to restore calm, including the means to develop an internal "supportive observer" that can assess the situation more accurately, provide alternative courses of action, and draw attention away from negative, self-defeating thoughts. For therapists as well as their clients. Bonnie Hoffman, C.S.W., North Fork Counseling Service, Mattituck, N.Y.Copyright 1986 Reed...


Getting Started with Neurofeedback
John N. Demos
0393704505
December 10, 2004
Hardcover
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PsycCritiques, Frank Masterpasqua
Provides lucid explanations of the mechanisms underlying neurofeedback as well as the research history that led to its implementation.

Book Description
A primer for therapists interested in adding neurotherapy to their practices. This book introduces the reader to neurofeedback, including its history and scientific basis. Case studies help the reader understand how these techniques are applied to therapeutic situations such as ADD and learning difficulties. Information about training, setting up an office, and neurofeedback equipment are provided. 282 pages, 32-page color insert.

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Your Memory : How It Works and How to Improve It
Kenneth L. Higbee
1569246297
March 2, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates? Work more efficiently at your job? Study less and get better grades? Remember the names and faces of people you meet? The good news is that it's all possible. Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. Dr. Higbee reveals how simple techniques, like the Link, Loci, Peg, and Phonetic systems, can be incorporated into your everyday life and how you can also use these techniques to learn foreign languages faster than you thought possible, remember details you would have otherwise forgotten, and overcome general absentmindedness. Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest information on the use of mnemonics.

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Kenneth...


Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life
Evan Harris Walker
0738204366
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
It's not every day you hear a physicist ask what happens when we die. Evan Harris Walker, sparked by the early, tragic loss of his love, does just that and more in The Physics of Consciousness, a book in the same vein as Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics, but with a firmer grounding in scientific understanding. Walker marries the traditions of Southern literature--a longing for the past, a resignation toward the present, and a determined optimism about the future--to a technical explanation of the limits of materialism; a weird synthesis, certainly, but charming and engaging nonetheless. Since his primary topic is consciousness, Walker turns to neuroscience and Buddhism (its spiritual equivalent) for inspiration. His quantum-mechanical approach to synaptic transmission and "the speed of consciousness" are difficult to...


A User's Guide to the Brain
John J. Ratey
0375701079
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Before consulting with customer service, it's always a good idea to read the manual. Psychiatrist John Ratey has condensed years of research on one of the most intimidating yet ubiquitous pieces of hardware in the world into the ever-handy User's Guide to the Brain. More intellectually stimulating than day-to-day practical, the Guide uses tales from Ratey's practice and other clinical venues, tidbits from neuroscientific research, and plain common sense to suggest how the brain develops and manifests personality and behavior. With section titles like "Free Will and the Anterior Cingulate Gyrus," many readers will feel intimidated, but Ratey is careful to direct his explanations to all--even those without a PhD in neuroanatomy. His interesting four-theater theory of mental function is the most directly practical section of...


The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
Antonio Damasio
0156010755
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
As you read this, at some level you're aware that you're reading, thanks to a standard human feature commonly referred to as consciousness. What is it--a spiritual phenomenon, an evolutionary tool, a neurological side effect? The best scientists love to tackle big, meaningful questions like this, and neuroscientist Antonio Damasio jumps right in with The Feeling of What Happens, a poetic examination of interior life through lenses of research, medical cases, philosophical analysis, and unashamed introspection. Damasio's perspective is, fortunately, becoming increasingly common in the scientific community; despite all the protestations of old-guard behaviorists, subjective consciousness is a plain fact to most of us and the demand for new methods of inquiry is finally being met.

These new methods are not without rigor,...



Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self/Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self (two-volume set)
Allan N. Schore
0393704084
April 2003
Hardcover
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Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Schore's magnificent integration of research on attachment and developmental neuroscience demonstrates how we fundamentally thrive in pairs and groups.

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
This monumental work, divided into two separate volumes, offers a synthesis of affect and its dysregulation.

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Mind Wide Open
Steven Johnson
0743241665
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Given the opportunity to watch the inner workings of his own brain, Steven Johnson jumps at the chance. He reveals the results in Mind Wide Open, an engaging and personal account of his foray into edgy brain science. In the 21st century, Johnson observes, we have become used to ideas such as "adrenaline rushes" and "serotonin levels," without really recognizing that complex neurobiology has become a commonplace thing to talk about. He sees recent laboratory revelations about the brain as crucial for understanding ourselves and our psyches in new, post-Freudian ways. Readers shy about slapping electrodes on their own temples can get a vicarious scientific thrill as Johnson tries out empathy tests, neurofeedback, and fMRI scans. The results paint a distinct picture of the author, and uncover general brain secrets at the same...


Why God Won't Go Away
Andrew Newberg
034544034X
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Over the centuries, theories have abounded as to why human beings have a seemingly irrational attraction to God and religious experiences. In Why God Won't Go Away authors Andrew Newberg, M.D., Eugene D'Aquili, M.D., and Vince Rause offer a startlingly simple, yet scientifically plausible opinion: humans seek God because our brains are biologically programmed to do so.

Researchers Newberg and D'Aquili used high-tech imaging devices to peer into the brains of meditating Buddhists and Franciscan nuns. As the data and brain photographs flowed in, the researchers began to find solid evidence that the mystical experiences of the subjects "were not the result of some fabrication, or simple wishful thinking, but were associated instead with a series of observable neurological events," explains Newberg. "In other words,...



INS Dictionary of Neuropsychology
David W. Lorring (Editor)
0195069781
January 1999
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
...a practical resource sponsored by the International Neuropsychological Society, providing concise definitions of neurobehavioral abnormalities, diseases affecting the nervous system, clinical syndromes, and much more.

Book Info
(International Neuropsychological Society) Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Resource for students, practitioners, and researchers. Provides concise information about abnormalities, diseases and clinical syndromes affecting the nervous system. Softcover, also available in hardcover. DNLM: Neuropsychology dictionaries.


The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment
Babette Rothschild
0393703274
October 15, 2000
Hardcover
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Onno van der Hart, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
[A] clear window on this very important subject, [which] also presents a highly practical integration of the psychophysiology of trauma ...

Charles R. Figley, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Florida State University Traumatology Institute
"...this book is the first to combine with consistency theory, research, and practice in enabling the traumatized to have hope..."

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Advanced Review of Speech-Language Pathology: Preparation for NESPA and Comprehensive Examination
Celeste Roseberry-Mckibbin
0890798214
January 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Descartes' Error
Antonio R. Damasio
014303622X
Sept 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In an important, gracefully written exploration of the neurochemical basis of mind, neurologist Damasio rejects the Cartesian notion of the human mind as a thinking organ more or less separate from bodily processes. Emotions and feelings, he argues, are essential to reasoning and decision-making. The human brain, he further contends, has a specialized region in the frontal lobes for making personal and social decisions, and this region works in concert with deeper brain centers that store emotional memories. To support this controversial claim, Damasio draws on his work with brain-injured patients at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and also cites the case of Phineas Gage, a Vermont railway foreman who lost his ethical faculties after an explosion in 1848 drove a metal rod through his skull. Damasio's...


A General Theory of Love (Vintage)
Thomas Lewis, et al
0375709223
January 9, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Poor, poor science--it gets blamed for everything. While it might be true that some of our alienation and unhappiness stem from a too-rational misunderstanding of emotion, it's also true that science is its own remedy. A General Theory of Love, by San Francisco psychiatrists Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon, is a powerfully humanistic look at the natural history of our deepest feelings, and why a simple hug is often more important than a portfolio full of stock options. Their grasp of neural science is topnotch, but the book is more about humans as social animals and how we relate to others--for once, the brain plays second fiddle to the heart.

Though some of their social analysis is less than fully thought out--surely e-mail isn't a truly unique form of communication, as they suggest--the work as a whole is...



The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain
Louis Cozolino
0393703673
June 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Illustrates how the brain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of human beings. For psychotherapists.

Book Info
Illustrates how the brain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of human beings. For psychotherapists.

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