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Summary & Study Guide - Into the Gray Zone

by Lee Tang

The Borderland Between Life and Death

The must-read summary of “Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death” by Adrian Owen.

The “gray zone” is the twilight region between...


Summary & Study Guide - The Body Builders

by Lee Tang

Science Fiction becomes Reality

The must-read summary of “The Body Builder: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human” by Adam Piore.

This complete summary of Adam Piore’s book explores the science which...


Summary & Study Guide - Brain Storms

by Lee Tang

A Comprehensive Review of Parkinson’s Disease

The must-read summary of “Brain Storms” by Jon Palfreman.

When award-winning science journalist Jon Palfreman investigated a group of drug addicts who mysteriously...


The Brain as a Tool

by Ray Guillery

There are two distinct views about the functions of our brains and their origins. The standard view, taught in most neuroscience texts, has incoming messages about the world sent to the cerebral cortex, with...


Arachnoid Cysts: Clinical and Surgical Management

by Knut Wester

Arachnoid Cysts: Clinical and Surgical Management gives a broad and updated presentation of the condition, including symptomatology, diagnostics, management and treatment. The book covers the effects of surgical...


Arachnoid Cysts: Epidemiology, Biology, and Neuroimaging

by Knut Wester

Intracranial arachnoid cysts are congenital malformations with a predilection for the middle cranial fossa and an estimated prevalence in the general population as high as 1.7%. The common assumption is that...


The Emergence of Dreaming

by G. William Domhoff

G. William Domhoff presents a new neurocognitive theory of dreams in his book The Emergence of Dreaming. His theory stresses the similarities between dreaming and drifting waking thought, based on laboratory...


The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon

by Cherry Lewis

A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 60,000 new cases...


Vital Models: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences

by Tara Mahfoud, Sam McLean & Nikolas Rose

Vital Models: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences, Volume 233, a new volume in the Progress of Brain Research series, explores the history and use of 3D models of the brain in research and teaching,...


Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Case Management, Fourth Edition

by Mark J. Ashley & David A. Hovda

In the last decade neuroscience has matured at a remarkable pace, shedding a far more exacting light on mechanisms of neurophysiology, pathophysiology of injury, neuroendocrinology, neuro-immunology, neuroplasticity,...


Nonmotor Parkinson's: The Hidden Face: The Many Hidden Faces

by K Ray Chaudhuri & Nataliya Titova

Non-motor Parkinson's: The Hidden Face, Volume 133, the first part of the latest volume in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is an up-to-date, comprehensive textbook addressing the non-motor aspects...


Neuroethics

by Judy Illes

Over the last decade, there have been unparalleled advances in our understanding of brain sciences. But with the development of tools that can manipulate brain function, there are pressing ethical implications...


The Integrated Nervous System: A Systematic Diagnostic Case-Based Approach, Second Edition

by Walter J. Hendelman, Peter Humphreys & Christopher R. Skinner

This innovative textbook is modelled on problem-based learning. It bridges the gap between academic neuroanatomy and clinical neurology and effectively takes the reader from the classroom to the clinic, so that...


The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

by Mariano Sigman

From a world-renowned leader in neuroscience, a provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind.

Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the...


Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

by Adrian Owen

In this startling and thought-provoking book, which will remind readers of works by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, a world-renowned neuroscientist reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients...


Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part A

by Mark Wilson, Vincent Walsh & Beth Parkin

Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part A, Volume 231 reflects recent advancements in the understanding of how elite athletes prepare for-and perform at-peak levels during competition....


Models of Seizures and Epilepsy

by Asla Pitkänen, DVM PhD Paul Buckmaster & Aristea S Galanopoulou

Models of Seizures and Epilepsy, Second Edition, is a valuable, practical reference for investigators who are searching for the most appropriate laboratory models to address key questions in the field. The book...


Physical Activity and Educational Achievement: Insights from Exercise Neuroscience

by Romain Meeusen, Sabine Schaefer & Phillip Tomporowski

A growing body of research evidence suggests that physical activity can have a positive effect on educational achievement. This book examines a range of processes associated with physical activity that are of...


Functional Neural Transplantation IV: Translation to Clinical Application, Part B

by Stephen B. Dunnett & Anders Bjorklund

Functional Neural Transplantation IV: Translation to Clinical Application, Part B, Volume 231 provides the current status of cell transplantation in the nervous system, focusing on the conditions for achieving...


Biomedical Odysseys

by Priscilla Song

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged neurons...