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THE NEUROLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
 
 

THE NEUROLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 1st Edition

Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology

 
THE NEUROLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 1st Edition,Steven Laureys,Giulio Tononi,ISBN9780123741684
 
 
 

Laureys   &   Tononi   

Academic Press

9780123741684

9780080921020

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276 X 216

The first major book on disorders of consciousness, this comprehensive book will very likely become a standard reference for practitioners and scientists.

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Key Features

- The first major book on the Neurology of Consciousness, i.e. on the study of brain damages and disease states that lead to varying levels of disturbances in human consciousness (vegetative, coma, minimally conscious states, etc)
- Structured, illustrated, and priced to be attractive to a wide market, including students in Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry etc
- Articles from the main researchers in the field, including Christof Koch, Marcus Raichle, Allan Hobson, Nicholas Schiff, Joseph Fins, Michael Gazzaniga, Lionel Naccache
- Unique and comprehensive in its focus
- Of great interest in the ethical discussion of coma cases, includes a chapter on the ethics by JJ Fins
- Of great interest to anybody thinking about consciousness as one of the major philosophical, sociological, political, and religious questions of our time





Description

Understanding consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology. One increasingly important method of studying consciousness is to study disorders of consciousness, e.g. brain damage and disease states leading to vegetative states, coma, minimally conscious states, etc. Many of these studies are very much in the public eye because of their relationship to controversies about coma patients (e.g. Terry Schiavo case in the US recently), and the relationship to one of the major philosophical, sociological, political, and religious questions of humankind.
This is the first book to summarize our current understanding of the neuroanatomical and functional underpinnings of human consciousness by emphasizing a lesional approach offered via the study of neurological patients. The selected contributors are all outstanding authors and undisputed leaders in their field.

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in:
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Neurology
Neuroscience
Translational Neuroscience
Neurology
Psychiatry
Neuropsychology
Cognitive Psychology
Clinical Psychology

Steven Laureys

Giulio Tononi

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, USA

THE NEUROLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 1st Edition

* are confirmed contributors

INTRODUCTION: Giulio Tononi & Steven Laureys

BASICS
1. An overview of brain structures and their contribution to consciousness: Adam Zeman
2. The neurological examination of consciousness: Hal Blumenfeld & Steven Laureys*
3. Evaluating consciousness by measuring brain function: PET, fMRI, EEG, ERP, MEG: Steven Laureys & Giulio Tononi*
4. Consciousness and neural synchronization: Wolf Singer
5. Studying the neural correlates of visual consciousness: Geraint Rees*
6. Consciousness and attention: Christof Koch*

WAKING, SLEEP AND ANESTHESIA
7. Conscious resting states: Marcus Raichle*
8. Sleep and physiological alterations of consciousness: Giulio Tononi*
9. Waking and dreaming consciousness: Allan Hobson*
10. Sleepwalking and other dissociated states: Claudio Bassetti
11. General Anesthesia: Michael Alkire*

COMA AND RELATED CONDITIONS
12. Coma: Wijdicks
13. Brain death: James Bernat*
14. Vegetative state: Adrian Owen & Steven Laureys*
15. Minimally conscious state: Joeseph Giacino & Nicholas Schiff*
16. Locked-in syndrome: Steven Laureys*
17. Dementia : to be defined
18. Brain computer interfaces: Andrea Kubler*
19. Ethical issues: Joseph Fins*

SEIZURES, SPLITS, NEGLECTS, AND ASSORTED DISORDERS
20. Epileptic loss of consciousness: Hal Blumenfeld*
21. Split brain: Michael Gazzaniga *
22. Blindsight, agnosia, neglect and Capgras: Lionel Naccache*
23. Conversion disorders: Patrick Vuillemier*
24. Out of body experiences: Olaf Blanke*
25. Disturbances of conscious memory and the hippocampus: Susan Corkin
26. Global amnesia: Adam Zeman
27. Consciousness and aphasia : to be defined

CLOSING THE CIRCLE: Giulio Tononi & Steven Laureys*


 
 
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