The Paradoxical Brain / edited by Narinder Kapur ; with Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jonathan Cole, Sergio Della Sala, Tom Manly, Andrew Mayes.
Contributor(s): Kapur, Narinder [editor.]Material type: TextSeries: Cambridge medicine (Series): Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xx, 466 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1139114700; 9781139114707; 9781139127530; 1139127535; 9780511978098; 051197809X; 9781139116879; 1139116878; 1107212804; 9781107212800; 1283295857; 9781283295857; 1139122614; 9781139122610; 9786613295859; 661329585X; 1139112511; 9781139112512Subject(s): Brain | Neurophysiology | Brain -- Diseases | Paradox | Brain -- physiology | Brain Diseases | Cognition | Mental Disorders | Neurosciences -- methods | MEDICAL -- Neuroscience | PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology | Brain | Brain -- Diseases | Neurophysiology | Paradox | Gehirn | Hirnforschung | Hirnschädigung | NeuropsychologieGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Paradoxical Brain.DDC classification: 612.8/2 LOC classification: QP376 | .P345 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface -- Foreword / Oliver Sacks -- 1. The paradoxical nature of nature / Narinder Kapur, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Tom Manly and Jonathan Cole -- 2. Paradoxical effects of sensory loss / Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Souzana Obretenova and Lotfi B. Merabet -- 3. Paradoxical functional facilitation and recovery in neurological and psychiatric conditions / Narinder Kapur -- 4. Paradoxes in neurorehabilitation / Tom Manly, Ian H. Robertson and Narinder Kapur -- 5. The paradoxical self / Vilayanur Ramachandran and William Hirstein -- 6. Paradoxical psychological functioning in early child development / David J. Lewkowicz and Asif A. Ghazanfar -- 7. Cognitive ageing: a positive perspective / Shira Zimerman, Lynn Hasher and David Goldstein -- 8. Paradoxes of learning and memory / Henry L. Roediger, III and Andrew C. Butler -- 9. The paradox of human expertise: why experts get it wrong / Itiel E. Dror -- 10. Paradoxes in Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders / Ashwani Jha and Peter Brown -- 11. Paradoxical phenomena in epilepsy / Steven C. Schachter -- 12. Paradoxical creativity and adjustment in neurological conditions / Indre V. Viskontas and Bruce L. Miller -- 13. Paradoxical functional facilitation with noninvasive brain stimulation / Umer Najib and Alvaro Pascual-Leone -- 14. Unexpected benefits of allergies and cigarette smoking: two examples of paradox in neuroepidemiology / Judith Schwartzbaum, Linda Karavodin, Narinder Kapur and James L. Fisher -- 15. The paradox of autism: why does disability sometimes give rise to talent? / Simon Baron-Cohen, Emma Ashwin, Chris Ashwin, Teresa Tavassoli and Bhismadev Chakrabarti -- 16. Paradoxes in creativity and psychiatric conditions / Jonathan Hurlow and James H. MacCabe -- 17. The paradox of psychosurgery to treat mental disorders / Perminder S. Sachdev -- 18. The paradox of electroconvulsive therapy / Angela Merkl and Malek Bajbouj -- 19. Paradoxes of comparative cognition / Howard C. Hughes -- 20. Paradoxical phenomena in brain plasticity / Bryan Kolb and G. Campbell Teskey -- 21. Immature neurons in the adult brain: breaking all the rules / J. Martin Wojtowicz -- 22. The paradoxical hippocampus: when forgetting helps learning / Howard Eichenbaum -- 23. Paradoxical effects of drugs on cognitive function: the neuropsychopharmacology of dopamine and other neurotransmitter systems / Roshan Cools, Esther Aarts and Mitul A. Mehta -- 24. The paradoxical brain -- so what? / Narinder Kapur, Tom Manly, Jonathan Cole and Alvaro Pascual-Leone.
The Paradoxical Brain focuses on a range of phenomena in clinical and cognitive neuroscience that are counterintuitive and go against the grain of established thinking. The book covers a wide range of topics by leading researchers, including: Superior performance after brain lesions or sensory loss Return to normal function after a second brain lesion in neurological conditions Paradoxical phenomena associated with human development Examples where having one disease appears to prevent the occurrence of another disease Situations where drugs with adverse effects on brain functioning may have beneficial effects in certain situations A better understanding of these interactions will lead to a better understanding of brain function and to the introduction of new therapeutic strategies. The book will be of interest to those working at the interface of brain and behaviour, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists --Provided by publisher.
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