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An Introduction to the Event-Related Potential Technique

The event-related potential (ERP) technique, in which neural responses to specific events are extracted from the EEG, provides a powerful noninvasive tool for exploring the human brain. This volume describes practical methods for ERP research along with the underlying theoretical rationale. It offers researchers and students an essential guide to designing, conducting, and analyzing ERP experiments. This second edition has been completely updated, with additional material, new chapters, and more accessible explanations. Freely available supplementary material, including several online-only chapters, offer expanded or advanced treatment of selected topics. The first half of the book presents essential background information, describing the origins of ERPs, the nature of ERP components, and the design of ERP experiments. The second half of the book offers a detailed treatment of the main steps involved in conducting ERP experiments, covering such topics as recording the EEG, filtering the EEG and ERP waveforms, and quantifying amplitudes and latencies. Throughout, the emphasis is on rigorous experimental design and relatively simple analyses. New material in the second edition includes entire chapters devoted to components, artifacts, measuring amplitudes and latencies, and statistical analysis; updated coverage of recording technologies; concrete examples of experimental design; and many more figures. Online chapters cover such topics as overlap, localization, writing and reviewing ERP papers, and setting up and running an ERP lab.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262525855
  • Publisher: A Bradford Book; second edition edition
  • Publication date: 27/06/2014
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 8.9 x 7 x 0.9 inches

026252585
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Autism and Its Medical Management
Chez, Michael (Author)

Autism and its Medical Management explains the medical aspects of autism and how both parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to better understand how to address the medical aspects of autism. The book begins with an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and how they are diagnosed, and goes on to identify the different types of autism and to describe relevant medical interventions. The author also provides an outline of recent research to enable parents and professionals to gain an understanding of the various factors that may contribute to the development of ASDs, as well as the latest available treatment options. Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs and is an important tool for parents and professionals working with children with ASDs.


184310834
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Breast Cancer Screening
Miglioretti, Diana (Author)

Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense of Complex and Evolving Evidence covers broad aspects of breast cancer screening specifically focusing on current evidence, emerging evidence, and issues that will be critical for future breast screening practice such as tailored screening and shared decision-making in breast screening. The scope of the book is relevant to a global audience.

This book provides balanced perspectives on this increasingly controversial topic, using scientific evidence to explain the evolution of knowledge relating to breast cancer screening. Breast Cancer Screening covers the key points related to this debate including the context of increasingly complex and conflicting evidence, divergent opinions on the benefits and harms of breast screening, and variability in screening practice and outcomes across settings around the world.

Explains complex and evolving evidence on breast screening with a balanced approach
Provides balanced information and up-to-date evidence in an increasingly complex area
Addresses emerging topical issues such as screening trials of digital breast tomosynthesis, tailored breast screening, and shared decision-making in breast screening
Assists academics and researchers in identifying areas needing further research


012802209

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Constructing the Self in a Digital World
Ching, Cynthia Carter (Editor), Foley, Brian J (Editor)

It has become popular in recent years to talk about identity as an aspect of engagement with technology in virtual environments, in games, in social media, and in our increasingly digital world. But what do we mean by identity, and how do our theories and assumptions about identity affect the kinds of questions we ask about its relationship to technology and learning? Constructing the Self in a Digital World takes up this question explicitly, bringing together authors working from different models of identity but all examining the role of technology in the learning and lives of children and youth."


110768983
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Cornea, 2-Volume Set (4TH ed.)
Mannis, Mark J (Author), Holland, Edward J (Author)

Highly praised in its first three editions, Cornea has become a market-leading cornerstone text and the immediate go-to resource for anyone working in this hugely popular and evolving sub-specialty. Offered over two volumes and featuring the knowledge of over 200 experts worldwide, it presents state-of-the-art coverage of the expanding range of contemporary corneal surgery, new diagnostic technology, and medical management of corneal and external disease as well as ocular surface disease. This updated edition includes 20 brand-new chapters and 60 video clips, while an enhanced focus on images provides key visual guidance in this challenging field.


032335757

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Drugs for Life

Every year the average number of prescriptions purchased by Americans increases, as do healthcare expenditures, which are projected to reach one fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2020. In Drugs for Life, Joseph Dumit considers how our burgeoning consumption of medicine and cost of healthcare not only came to be, but came to be taken for granted. For several years, Dumit attended pharmaceutical industry conferences; spoke with marketers, researchers, doctors, and patients; and surveyed the industry's literature regarding strategies to expand markets for prescription drugs. He concluded that underlying the continual growth in medications, disease categories, costs, and insecurity is a relatively new perception of ourselves as inherently ill and in need of chronic treatment. This perception is based on clinical trials that we have largely outsourced to pharmaceutical companies. Those companies in turn see clinical trials as investments and measure the value of those investments by the size of the market they will create. They only ask questions for which the answer is more medicine. Drugs for Life challenges our understanding of health, risks, facts, and clinical trials, the very concepts used by pharmaceutical companies to grow markets to the point where almost no one can imagine a life without prescription drugs.


082234871
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Great Psychologists and Their Time
Simonton, Dean Keith

Simonton (psychology, U. of California-Davis) looks at the individuals who have contributed most to psychological science being where it is today. He draws on empirical findings and theoretical models to explore who influences the discipline, how their lives and careers unfold and terminate, the impact of politics and other external factors, and other questions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Pub. Date: February 2002 Publisher: American Psychological Association Format: Textbook Hardcover, 550pp
155798896

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Inside Chronic Pain: An Intimate and Critical Account
by Lous Heshusius, David B. Morris (Contribution by), Scott M. Fishman (Contribution by)

Chronic pain, which affects 70 million people in the United States alone-more than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined-is a major public health issue that remains poorly understood both within the health care system and by those closest to the people it afflicts. This book examines the experience of pain in ways that could significantly improve how patients and practitioners deal with pain. It is the first volume of a new collection of titles within the acclaimed Culture and Politics of Health Care Work series called How Patients Think, intended to give voice to the concerns of patients about their own medical care and the formulation of health policy. Since surviving a near-fatal car accident, Lous Heshusius has suffered from chronic pain for more than a decade, forcing her to give up her career as a professor of education. Inside Chronic Pain, based in part on the pain journal Heshusius keeps, is a stunning memoir of a life lived in constant pain as well as an insightful and often critical account of the inadequacies of the health care system-from physicians to hospitals and health insurance companies-to understand chronic pain and treat those who suffer from it.

Pub. Date: October 2009 Publisher: Cornell University Press Format: Hardcover, 200pp
080144796

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Living Without an Amygdala
Amaral, David G (Editor), Adolphs, Ralph (Editor)

Review Quotes:

"An excellent book from two of the major students of the amygdala. This volume reviews, outlines, and organizes knowledge about the amygdala--the orchestrator of emotion--in a wonderfully clear and systematic fashion that brings our understanding from its solid foundation in rodents to a new level. This is a 'must read' for anyone interested in emotion and its psychological and biological consequences."--Eric Kandel, MD, Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science; Co-Director, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University

"Over the past several decades much has been learned about the role of the amygdala in behavior, mostly from studies of nonhuman animals. This volume makes a useful contribution by bringing together the current state of knowledge about the human amygdala."--Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD, Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology, New York University

" Living without an Amygdala provides an important corrective to the popular belief that the primary function of the amygdala is to create a state of fear. The elegant research in this volume affirms the adage that ugly facts often destroy beautiful ideas, and provides neuroscientists and psychologists with a richer understanding of the amygdala."--Jerome Kagan, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), Harvard University

"This book offers a novel window into the function of the amygdala across development by interweaving controlled primate studies of amygdala lesions with detailed histories of humans who have bilateral amygdala damage. The marriage of experimental neuroscience with personal and empathic narratives results in an informative, compelling work. This book will surely become a classic for students, instructors, and researchers who study the amygdala, human fear and anxiety, and the etiology of mental disorders. It should be of much interest in courses on affective and cognitive neuroscience, as well as abnormal psychology, psychiatry, and developmental psychopathology."--Katie McLaughlin, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

146252594
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Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Epigenetics
Yasui, Dag (Editor), Peedicayil, Jacob (Editor), Grayson, Dennis R (Editor)

Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Epigenetics is a comprehensive reference for the epigenetic basis of most common neuropsychiatric disorders. The volume is organized into chapters representing individual neuropsychiatric disorders, from addition to obesity contributed by leading experts in their respective fields. The epigenetic aspects of each disorder are discussed, in the context of the full range of epigenetic mechanisms including DNA modification, histone post-translational modification, chromatin organization and non-coding RNA. A particular emphasis is placed on potential epigenetic interventions, when the effects of environmental stimuli on epigenetic states is particularly relevant o disease.

Recent discoveries in epigenetic research enabled by epic advances in genomic technologies have positioned the field for broad translation to therapeutic interventions for previously unmanageable disorders Neuropsychiatric disorders represent a prime target of epigenetic interventions as they are highly debilitating, often chronic diseases with enormous costs to society. Thus, this volume will help define epigenetics as a key player in neuropsychiatric disorders, highlighting the full spectrum of epigenetic mechanisms underlying such disorders and introducing the vast range of epigenetic therapies under development.

Analyzes the effects of environmental stimuli on epigenetic states that correlate with neuropsychiatric disease induction
Reviews the epigenetic basis for common neuropsychiatric disorders, thereby guiding translational therapies for clinicians and mechanistic studies for scientists
Extensive use of diagrams, illustrations, tables, and graphical abstracts for each section providing rapid assessment

012800226

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Obesity: A Reference Handbook
by Judith S Stern, Alexandra Kazaks

An authoritative analysis of the effects that obesity is having on the health and the economic and social well-being of the United States, with a focus on controversies and informed action.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated Pub. Date: June 2009 ISBN-13: 9781598841954 323pp

159884195
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Osteoarthritis: Preventing and Healing Without Drugs
Bales, Peter (Author)

Osteoarthritis affects over 20 million Americans and is the most common degenerative disorder in the United States. It causes more disability than any other degenerative disease and is occurring in epidemic proportions in our country.

In this novel approach to understanding and treating osteoarthritis, orthopedic surgeon Peter Bales highlights the nutritional connection to this painful and debilitating condition. Dr. Bales focuses on new genetic research, which shows that the same poor nutrition responsible for causing increased inflammation in our bodies, along with epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, is also fueling the development of osteoarthritis. Among the topics discussed are the following:

The mechanisms by which our joints become destroyed. The culprits are increased inflammation, increased oxygen free radicals causing our joints to "rust" from chronically elevated blood sugar levels, and hormonal imbalance. Dietary strategies to decrease the production of oxygen free radicals and to turn off genes that lead to cartilage breakdown.

Joint nutrients that can combat osteoarthritis and specific dietary recommendations for the treatment and reversal of osteoarthritis based on the most current genetic and nutritional research.

The disadvantages of treating osteoarthritis with drugs and the exciting promise of using nutritional intervention that directly affects the expression of our genes.

The only book to emphasize the link between poor nutrition and this often-disabling disease, Osteoarthritis: Preventing and Healing without Drugs offers hope for arthritis sufferers and will be of interest to anyone concerned about good health.


159102615
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Pre-Expanded Perforator Flaps, an Issue of Clinics in Plasti
Pu, Lee L Q (Author), Wang, Chunmei (Author)

This issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, guest edited by Drs. Lee L.Q. Pu and Chunmei Wang, is devoted to Pre-Expanded Perforator Flaps. Articles in this outstanding issue include: Contemporary Concepts of Perforator Flaps; Pre-Expanded Perforator Flaps: An Overview (Concept, Anatomic Study, Development, Clinical Application); Imaging Studies for Perforator Flaps (Pre-Operative Planning and Flap Design); Pre-Expanded Super-Thin Skin Perforator Flaps; Pre-Expanded Transverse Cervical Perforator Flap; Pre-Expanded Internal Mammary Perforator Flap; Pre-Expanded Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap; Pre-Expanded Intercostal Perforator Flap; Pre-Expanded Thoracodorsal Perforator Flap; Pre-Expanded Paraumbilical Perforator Flap; Pre-Expanded Supraclavicular Perforator Flap; Pre-Expanded Free Perforator Flaps (IMAP, ICAP, LCFAP, TDAP, LAP); Pre-Expanded Perforator Flap for Total Nasal Resurfacing; Pre-Expanded, Pre-Fabricated Perforator Flap for Total Facial Resurfacing; Pre-Expanded, Pre-Fabricated Perforator Flap for Total Hand Resurfacing; and Future Perspective of Pre-Expanded Perforator Flaps (Theory, Clinical Application).


032348268

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Scientific Genius: A Psychology of Science
by Dean Keith Simonton

Simonton develops a theory of scientific genius, using Donald Campbell's 'blind variation and selective retention' model of creativity as his starting point, and expands it into his own 'chance-configuration' theory. He then uses this to account for key aspects of pathbreaking science: the mental processes and behaviors behind the creative act, the cognitive and motivational styles of great scientists, the causes and consequences of exceptional productivity, and the developmental antecedents of distinguished scientific work. The phenomenon of multiple discovery (where two or more independent investigators chance upon the same finding) is shown to provide some of the best empirical evidence on behalf of the theoretical argument. A concluding chapter outlines the broader implications of the theory for the measurement of genius in science, and places it in the context of the alternative metasciences - the philosophy, sociology, and psychology of science.

Pub. Date: July 2009 Publisher: Cambridge University Press Format: Paperback, 240pp
052111713

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Starting Sensory Therapy
Arnwine, Bonnie (Author)

Fun, functional, and easy to set up and clean up, these activities will help all kids (and moms and dads, too) get in sync. Thank you, Bonnie. We need this book! --Carol Kranowitz, MA, author of "The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun" and "The Goodenoughs Get in Sync"

What a fun book! It is filled with numerous sensory activities that will facilitate learning and skill development. Ms. Arnwine extends many of the activities that provide the opportunity for a variety of creative play. This book is a welcome addition and will be utilized by parents, teachers, and therapists. --Nancy Kashman, LOTR, co-author of "The Sensory Connection "

Finally, a sensory integration recipe book abundant with fun and easy activities to help my son adapt to his environment. We get to play with family and friends, which makes him feel part of the group and encourages social development! --Nancy Heller, Parent I am so excited to try out many of the ideas . . . my children s sensory needs will be met in a simple, fun way without them even knowing it! --Michele Brewster, Parent I have just finished reading "Starting Sensory Integration Therapy" and I loved it. It was very easy to read, and the personal stories helped me to connect with the therapies and activities. I love how the activities use regular househould items that I already have around the house. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! --Debra Ponder, Parent"


193556726
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Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide

This exciting new book takes readers inside the world of stem cells guided by the author, Dr. Paul Knoepfler, who is an international expert in stem cells. Stem cells are catalyzing a revolution in medicine and may transform how we age. The authors goal is to give readers an insiders guide into the world of stem cells. The book answers the most common questions that people have about stem cells and stem cell treatments. What are stem cells? Why are some types controversial? Can stem cells help my family with a serious medical problem such as Alzheimer's or Autism? Are such treatments safe? Can stem cells make me stay young? These questions and many more equally important ones are answered in this book in a manner that the reader can enjoy and understand.

Stem Cells: An Insiders Guide also takes readers inside a stem cell lab with an exciting virtual tour. In addition, it provides a description of a day in the life of a prototypic stem cell to give readers an inside look at how they function and the key factors that influence them. In these ways, the author brings readers fully up to speed on the cutting-edge rapidly moving field of stem cells. The book is unique as it is written in an approachable, often humorous way that a general, educated audience can understand and appreciate. A number of issues related to stem cells that spark controversies are also discussed. The book also tackles the exciting, but fast moving areas of stem cell treatments including sports medicine, anti-aging and cosmetics that are capturing the public's imagination. Are these treatments ready for prime time? The book cuts through the hype and answers that essential question. It is also your guide to where the stem cell field will be in the near future and how it could change your life and our world.

Author: Dr. Paul Knoepfler


981450880
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The Lure of Bacterial Genetics: A Tribute to John Roth
by Stanley Maloy (Editor), Kelly T. Hughes (Editor), Josep Casadesus (Editor)

Over the course of his career, John Roth has inspired his students and colleagues not only with his achievements, but also with his sense of adventure and joy in solving difficult puzzles in bacterial genetics. In addition, he has instilled in them his unique, rigorous scientific approach. Endlessly curious, he is forever diagramming ideas, developing them into models, designing experiments to test those models, and then evaluating the results in order to develop new models and tests. Along the way, he encourages his colleagues' feedback, engaging them at every step of the scientific process.

This book has been written and edited by colleagues and former students of John Roth, many of whom are also leaders and pioneers in the field of bacterial genetics. It provides a complete overview of the entire field of bacterial genetics, helping the reader to understand how the field has evolved through the years. Moreover, the book enables everyone to be inspired by and to learn from John Roth's achievements and contributions to bacterial genetics.

Pub. Date: October 2010 Publisher: ASM Press ISBN-13: 9781555815387 ISBN: 1555815383
155581538

Price: $139.95
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Voodoo Wave
The Maverick s surf point near Half Moon Bay, California, has long been one of the most dangerous places in the world to catch a ride. It is also the site of the Super Bowl of big-wave surfing: the Maverick s Surf Contest. Mark Kreidler takes readers inside the waves, inside the lives of the competitors, and introduces them to Jeff Clark, the man who first dared to ride Maverick s. Kreidler s riveting account of the 2010 season captures the jaw-dropping performance of South Africa s Chris Bertish as well as Clark s clashes with the contest s newly corporatized management. The Voodoo Wave is a thrilling account of a culture of high-risk, high-adrenaline athletes."
039334240
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