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Brain Control

Author : Elliot S. Valenstein
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Brain Control

Author : D. Linden
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Interest in techniques to control the brain and thereby improve its function has surged, yet how realistic are these expectations and what are the ethical implications? This book reviews the main techniques of controlling brain processes for medical purposes, situating them within ethical and legal debates on autonomy and fairness.

Brain Control of Wakefulness and Sleep

Author : Mircea M. Steriade
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Brain Control of Wakefulness and Sleeping explores the history of efforts to understand the nature of waking and sleeping states from a biological point of view. This research represents the synthesis of the work of two individuals who have devoted their careers to investigating the mysterious states of the mind. This landmark book will interest the beginner scientist/researcher as well as the sleep clinician, with chapters on subjects including Neuronal Control of REM Sleep, Motor Systems and the Role of Active Forebrain, and Humoral Systems in Sleep Control. The authors explore the behavioral and physiological events of waking and sleep, analyzing the current realities and the future possibilities of unifying basic studies on anatomy and cellular psychology.

Your Brain on Food

Author : Gary L. Wenk
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An internationally renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Wenk has been educating college and medical students about the brain and lecturing around the world for more than forty years. He has published over three hundred publications on the effects of drugs upon the brain. This essential book vividly demonstrates how a little knowledge about the foods and drugs we eat can teach us a lot about how our brain functions. The information is presented in an irreverent and non-judgmental manner that makes it highly accessible to high school teenagers, inquisitive college students and worried parents. Dr. Wenk has skillfully blended the highest scholarly standards with illuminating insights, gentle humor and welcome simplicity. The intersection between brain science, drugs, food and our cultural and religious traditions is plainly illustrated in an entirely new light. Wenk tackles fundamental questions, including: · Why do you wake up tired from a good long sleep and why does your sleepy brain crave coffee and donuts? · How can understanding a voodoo curse explain why it is so hard to stop smoking? · Why is a vegetarian or gluten-free diet not always the healthier option for the brain? · How can liposuction improve brain function? · What is the connection between nature's hallucinogens and religiosity? · Why does marijuana impair your memory now but protect your memory later in life? · Why do some foods produce nightmares? · What are the effects of diet and obesity upon the brains of infants and children? · Are some foods better to eat after traumatic brain injury?

How Gut and Brain Control Metabolism

Author : P.J.D. Delhanty
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Obesity is an epidemic problem not limited to Western society, but also in emerging industrial nations with large populations, especially in Asia. The connection between the gut and the brain is probably one of the most promising therapeutic targets for the treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome. This book brings together reviews on the current understanding of how the gut and brain communicate in the regulation of metabolism. Individual chapters explore novel aspects of this interaction. A comprehensive update on the roles of smell and taste, the gut microbiome, and novel gut-derived neuropeptides in regulating metabolism via the brain is offered. Furthermore, the regulation of insulin sensitivity in the brain is discussed in detail. Providing an overview of the most recent findings, 'How Gut and Brain Control Metabolism' could spark in the reader new ideas or approaches, thus leading to much-needed new medical treatments. Physicians with an involvement in the treatment of metabolic disease and scientists performing research in the fields of nutrition and obesity will find this book a valuable addition to their bookshelves.

Brain Control of Responses to Trauma

Author : Arthur Rothwell
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This 1994 volume was the first to look in depth at the way the brain responds to trauma.

Biological Learning and Control

Author : Reza Shadmehr
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A novel theoretical framework that describes a possible rationale for the regularity in how we move, how we learn, and how our brain predicts events. In Biological Learning and Control, Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi present a theoretical framework for understanding the regularity of the brain's perceptions, its reactions to sensory stimuli, and its control of movements. They offer an account of perception as the combination of prediction and observation: the brain builds internal models that describe what should happen and then combines this prediction with reports from the sensory system to form a belief. Considering the brain's control of movements, and variations despite biomechanical similarities among old and young, healthy and unhealthy, and humans and other animals, Shadmehr and Mussa-Ivaldi review evidence suggesting that motor commands reflect an economic decision made by our brain weighing reward and effort. This evidence also suggests that the brain prefers to receive a reward sooner than later, devaluing or discounting reward with the passage of time; then as the value of the expected reward changes in the brain with the passing of time (because of development, disease, or evolution), the shape of our movements will also change. The internal models formed by the brain provide the brain with an essential survival skill: the ability to predict based on past observations. The formal concepts presented by Shadmehr and Mussa-Ivaldi offer a way to describe how representations are formed, what structure they have, and how the theoretical concepts can be tested.

Brain Control

Author : D. Linden
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Interest in techniques to control the brain and thereby improve its function has surged, yet how realistic are these expectations and what are the ethical implications? This book reviews the main techniques of controlling brain processes for medical purposes, situating them within ethical and legal debates on autonomy and fairness.

Brain Mechanisms and the Control of Behaviour

Author : W. Ross Adey
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Integrative Control Functions of the Brain

Author : Masao Itō
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Treatment of Neurasthenia by Means of Brain Control

Author : Roger Vittoz
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How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN

Author : John C. Eccles
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In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominentnames in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist "doctrines" of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt to explain mind-brain interaction via a quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to neurophysiology.

Brainwashing

Author : Kathleen Taylor
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Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word 'brainwashing' was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational headlines. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: including history, sociology, psychology, and psychotherapy. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has been missing: that of any serious reference to the science of the human brain. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. In Brainwashing, Kathleen Taylor brought the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal models, and the frightening implications of such research. She also explores the history of thought-control and shows how it persists all around us, from marketing and television, to politics and education. This edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Brain Control

Author : Solomon Veganis
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Panic and Indecision Hits You Like a Bucket of Ice Water Powerlessness, life derailment, and lack of discipline, motivation, enthusiasm, and control over our destinies are the pits we fall into due to lack of action. Are YOU letting your circumstance craft your destiny? Brain Control: Problem Solving for the Wannabe Independent offers you an out; a lifeline wherein you can stop letting yourself be victimized by the events unfolding in your realm. We are the amalgamations of all the decisions we've made. What does your composition say about you? Are you like most people who struggle to manage the important, crucial opportunities of each day, forsaking progress for the more low-hanging fruit? The easy outs? Everyone can relate to this on some level; the easy decisions are the ones we gravitate toward. They are not, however, the thing that is going to 'get you there.' Work struggles, daily plan prioritization, collecting valuable information, choosing which brand of cereal, it's all here. Brain Control: Problem Solving for the Wannabe Independent, will demonstrate to you via its plethora of insight, analogies, and time-embattled decision hacks, that anything is possible for those that are willing to commit themselves to be strong. Do you want your figure to be one emanating of concision and ideals? Or one satisfied with the spotty, mushy fruit indicative of a low standard of life? If any of the preceeding struck a chord for you, consider how the following paradigm-shifts would change your life: Learning to let decisions flow in and out of you like wine, not getting choked up in the bottleneck Learning to keep your thought process under your thumb, controlling the flow of events and not letting the environment control you Learning to be an influencer and less of a follower, or choosing where on the spectrum you lie Learning to catch sparks, not letting things escalate or let them escalate in your favor Learning some quick-pinch techniques that don't require any skill or experience to get you in and get you out Learning to clear your mind with yet more strategies that you gravitate in the direction of the most propitious of outcomes This is the beginning of what you'll discover in Brain Control: Problem Solving for the Wannabe Independent; every section is repleat with solutions, ideas, and motivations to shove you into the realm of abundant freedom! Are You Prepared to be the MASTER of Your Universe? Brain Control: Problem Solving for the Wannabe Independent is a tool that ushers you toward your first steps on the road to control, discipline, and fulfillment. Solomon Veganis is a patient, caring teacher known for his talent at altering perceptions. He's convinced he can help you to change the way you manage your life and usher in the forward motion you crave. He's committed to helping you find what you're looking for on the path to a better life. If you can extract and apply but a single tip from this book, and it helps you to improve your life by 1%, it will have been a worthy investment; no matter who you are. If you read through and don't feel the strength of the message, this book is backed by a lifetime refund guarantee. No one will hold your hand on the path to success, but Time Management: The Smallest Changes that Yield the Biggest Fruit will give you the tools you need to get on the road to improvement. "Someday" is already too late, read inside to find out what you can do right now!

The Brain

Author : Thomas L. Saaty
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This work confirms what many contemporary thinkers have claimed: that all human actions, sensations, thoughts and even emotions are derived from the synthesis of neural firings in the brain. How this happens and the precise nature of their interaction, feedback, and synthesis, however, has not been fully described - until now.

The Central Nervous System Control of Respiration

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Respiration is one of the most basic motor activities crucial for survival of the individual. It is under total control of the central nervous system, which adjusts respiratory depth and frequency depending on the circumstances the individual finds itself. For this reason this volume not only reviews the basic control systems of respiration, located in the caudal brainstem, but also the higher brain regions, that change depth and frequency of respiration. Scientific knowledge of these systems is crucial for understanding the problems in the many patients suffering from respiratory failure. This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging subfields

Brain Control

Author : S. W. Reilly
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Homeostatic Control of Brain Function

Author : Detlev Boison
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Homeostatic Control of Brain Function offers a broad view of brain health and diverse perspectives for potential treatments, targeting key areas such as mitochondria, the immune system, epigenetic changes, and regulatory molecules such as ions, neuropeptides, and neuromodulators. Loss of homeostasis becomes expressed as a diverse array of neurological disorders. Each disorder has multiple comorbidities - with some crossing over several conditions - and often disease-specific treatments remain elusive. When current pharmacological therapies result in ineffective and inadequate outcomes, therapies to restore and maintain homeostatic functions can help improve brain health, no matter the diagnosis. Employing homeostatic therapies may lead to future cures or treatments that address multiple comorbidities. In an age where brain diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's are ever present, the incorporation of homeostatic techniques could successfully promote better overall brain health. Key Features include - A focus on the homeostatic controls that significantly depend on the way one lives, eats, and drinks. - Highlights from emerging research in non-pharmaceutical therapies including botanical medications, meditation, diet, and exercise. - Incorporation of homeostatic therapies into existing basic and clinical research paradigms. - Extensive scientific basic and clinical research ranging from molecules to disorders. - Emerging practical information for improving homeostasis. - Examples of homeostatic therapies in preventing and delaying dysfunction. Both editors, Detlev Boison and Susan Masino, bring their unique expertise in homeostatic research to the overall scope of this work. This book is accessible to all with an interest in brain health; scientist, clinician, student, and lay reader alike.

Who s in Control

Author : Buffy Silverman
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Explains how the brain controls the body using the analogy of the body as a basketball team and the brain as the coach.

The Evolving Brain

Author : C. H. Vanderwolf
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This book presents a series of essays on neuroscientific aspects of human nature and instinctive behavior, individually acquired (learned) behavior, human bipedal locomotion, voluntary movement, and the general problem of how the brain controls behavior. The author argues that concepts of the mind based on ancient Greek philosophy are past usefulness, and that modern animal behavior studies provide a better guide to the functional organization of the brain.