The Neurology of Consciousness

The Neurology of Consciousness : Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology

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The second edition of The Neurology of Consciousness is a comprehensive update of this ground-breaking work on human consciousness, the first book in this area to summarize the neuroanatomical and functional underpinnings of consciousness by emphasizing a lesional approach offered by the study of neurological patients. Since the publication of the first edition in 2009, new methodologies have made consciousness much more accessible scientifically, and, in particular, the study of disorders, disruptions, and disturbances of consciousness has added tremendously to our understanding of the biological basis of human consciousness. The publication of a new edition is both critical and timely for continued understanding of the field of consciousness. In this critical and timely update, revised and new contributions by internationally renowned researchers-edited by the leaders in the field of consciousness research-provide a unique and comprehensive focus on human consciousness. The new edition of The Neurobiology of Consciousness will continue to be an indispensable resource for researchers and students working on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and related disorders, as well as for neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists contemplating consciousness as one of the philosophical, ethical, sociological, political, and religious questions of our time.
New chapters on the neuroanatomical basis of consciousness and short-term memory, and expanded coverage of comas and neuroethics, including the ethics of brain death The first comprehensive, authoritative collection to describe disorders of consciousness and how they are used to study and understand the neural correlates of conscious perception in humans. Includes both revised and new chapters from the top international researchers in the field, including Christof Koch, Marcus Raichle, Nicholas Schiff, Joseph Fins, and Michael Gazzaniga
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 488 pages
  • 216 x 276mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0128011750
  • 9780128011751

Table of contents

Section 1: Basics 1. Neuroanatomical and basis of consciousness   Hal Blumenfeld 2. Functional Neuroimaging and Electrophysiology   Marcello Massimini and Olivia Gosseries 3. Consciousness and Synchronization   Andreas Engel and Pascal Fries 4. Studying the Neural Correlates of Visual Consciousness   Geraint Rees 5. Consciousness and Attention   Naotsugu Tsuchiya and Christof Koch

Section 2: Waking, Sleep, and Anesthesia 6. Intrinsic Brain Activity and Consciousness   Athena Demertzi 7. Sleep and Dreaming   Francesca Siclari and Giulio Tononi 8. Focal Brain Lesions and Disturbances of Consciousness   Claudio L. Bassetti 9. General Anesthesia   George Mashour

Section 3: Coma and Related Conditions 10. Coma and Vegetative State   Adrian M. Owen, Steven Laureys and Nicholas Schiff 11. Minimally Conscious State   Caroline Schnakers and Joseph Giacino 12. Locked-in Syndrome   Steven Laureys 13. Dementia   Pietro Pietrini, Eric Salmon and Paul Nichelli 14. Brain Computer Interfaces   Andrea Kübler and Donatella Mattia 15. Neuroethics   Joseph Fins

Section 4: Seizures, Splits, Neglects, and Assorted Disorders 16. Epileptic Loss of Consciousness   Hal Blumenfeld 17. Split Brain   Michael Gazzaniga and Michael Miller 18. Blindsight, Agnosia, Neglect and Capgras   Lionel Naccache 19. Conversion Disorders   Patrik Vuilleumier 20. Out of Body and Near Death Experiences   Olaf Blanke 21. Memory   Bradley R. Postle 22. Transient Global Amnesia   Chris Butler and Adam Zeman 23. Aphasia and Consciousness   Paolo Frigio Nichelli 24. Blindness and Consciousness   Ron Kupers and Pietro Pietrini 25. Overview   Steven Laureys, Giulio Tononi and Olivia Gosseries
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