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Intoxicating Minds: How Drugs Work

by Ciaran Regan

Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why...


Pain: The Science of Suffering

by Patrick Wall

Pain is one of medicine's greatest mysteries. When farmer John Mitson caught his hand in a baler, he cut off his trapped hand and carried it to a neighbor. "Sheer survival and logic" was how he described it....


NPH - Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Pathophysiology - Diagnosis - Treatment

by Michael J. Fritsch, Uwe Kehler & Ullrich Meier

Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a disease of the elderly that is on the rise as the population ages. Its similarities to Parkinsons disease, dementia and other chronic...


Are We Unique: A Scientist Explores the Unparalleled Intelligence of the Human Mind

by James Trefil

In this fascinating book on an exciting and timely topic, James Trefil explores just exactly what it is that is so special about the human mind that sets us so far from all the other animals and that also makes...


Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Spine and Peripheral Nerves

by Remi Nader, Scott C Berta & Cristian Gragnaniello

Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Spine and Peripheral Nerves presents core surgical procedures in a concise, highly didactic format, enabling surgeons to quickly grasp their essence from the bulleted text and...


Parkinson’s Disease. A Guide to Medical Treatment

by Michael Carranza, Madeline R. Snyder, Jessica Davenport Shaw & Theresa A. Zesiewicz

In Parkinson’s disease, the past half-century of research has brought many fascinating advances in treatment.

Proper identification and treatment of both motor and non-motor symptoms lead to a better overall...


Intensive Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery

by Godoy, Daniel Agustín & Daniel Agustin Godoy

This volume presents the work of a group of international experts in neurocritical care. This book provides the physician with a quick and practical tool for consultation and it’s dedicated to brain-injured...


Baby Teacher: Nurturing Neural Networks From Birth to Age Five

by Rebecca Shore

Ever wonder what is going on in a baby's brain? Or how you can best nurture a child's natural development? Or why exactly Bach is better than Mozart for babies? This book will explain why. No technical knowledge...


Brainology

by Various Writers

•16 feature stories on the brain

• Popular science commissioned by Wellcome

Ever wondered how Scandinavians cope with 24-hour darkness, why we feel pain, or whether smartphones really make children stupid?...


Lectures on General Psychology ~ Volume One

by Dennis Ford

Lectures on General Psychology ~ Volume One circumnavigates the world of psychology in a comprehensive and critical manner. It offers students a leisurely cruise that sails with rational flags unfurled. The...


The Sosa Model for Radiosurgery

by Fabio Valenzuela Sosa Md

The Sosa Model, the most recent book penned by Fabio Valenzuela Sosa, MD, reflects the authors multifaceted professional profile. Fabio uses his solid physics background to propose a new paradigm for determination...


Orthostatic Tremor: Am I the Only One?

by Jane Baker Conner

Do your legs tremble when you stand in place? Do you find yourself needing to sit down, so you wont fall? Then you have as many questions as I do. What is wrong with me? How do I cope with this? Is there medicine...


Mind Games

by Joan Leslie Woodruff

Reviewed by Deborah Fox, News-Bulletin Staff Writer, Valencia County News-Bulletin: "Increasing the level of contentment in your life is simple science, says counselor and author Joan Leslie Woodruff, and her...


Neuroscience: a Medical Student's Guide

by David W. Karam MdphD

This book is a concise guide into the everchanging and complex discipline of neuroscience for those students who are looking for clarity in a complex subject. The manner the information is presented to the reader...


Root of Thought

by Henry Kong

Consciousness is a clever adaptation for life as a social ape. But like all adaptations, it has its limits. Lion claws and butterfly wings are made of tissue and proteins that require proper diet and maintenance...


Our Eyes and Our Vision

by Wolgang H. Vogel PhD

Eyesight is one of our most precious possessions, and it lets us enjoy our life to the fullest and appreciate the world around us. We use our eyes every day, but we dont think much about how they work.

Written...


Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Anxiety

by Taunjah P. Bell Ph.D.

In 1997, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) therapy (Cyberonics, Houston, Texas) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of epilepsy refractory to antiepileptic medications....


The Impact of Empathy

by Emilia Costa & Daniela Muggia

ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and children diagnosed with it are often subjected to heavy and risky therapies based on psychopharmacological drugs. What if there were another, non-invasive,...


I Am Your Mirror

by Davide Donelli & Matteo Rizzato

Mirror Neurons are one of the most extraordinary discoveries of contemporary neuroscience. They explain, on a scientific level, why we understand other people’s behavior to a deep degree. They were discovered...


Hunger, Thirst, Sex, and Sleep: How the Brain Controls Our Passions

by John K. Young

In this fascinating tour of the way our brains control our most basic drives, John Young takes a small part of the human anatomy and explains its role in the regulation of our basic needs and desires, including...