Psychophysiological States: Volume 80

Psychophysiological States: Volume 80 : The Ultradian Dynamics of Mind-Body Interactions

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Our understanding of psychophysiological states are now more broadly defined by the inclusion of the lateralized ultradian rhythms of the autonomic and central nervous systems (ANS and CNS) that play a key regulatory role in mind-body states. These neural rhythms are a unique step in the evolution of the nervous system that have mostly been ignored or missed in our understanding of physiology, mental activities, brain rhythms, and in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. The multivariate physiological experiments reviewed in this book provide a new "big picture" for how the body's major systems (ANS, CNS, neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, fuel-regulatory, gastrointestinal, immune) are regulated, integrated, and coordinated by the ANS via the hypothalamus during both waking and sleep. This discovery has implications for psychiatrists, psychologists, stress physiologists, cardiologists, sleep researchers, neuroscientists, neuroendocrinologists, cognitive scientists, and those interested in performance, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and addictive and impulse control disorders. This book includes the translational neuroscience aspect of this discovery, including implications for vagal nerve stimulation studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123742757
  • 9780123742759

Table of contents

Introduction - An Historical Perspective on Psychophysiological States
I. Towards an Integration of the Temporal and Structural Organization of Higher
Vertebrates: Lateralized Ultradian Rhythms of the Nervous System
I.A. Lateralized Rhythms of the Autonomic Nervous System
I.B. Lateralized Rhythms of the Central Nervous System
I.B.I. Ultradian Studies of Lateralized EEG During Sleep
I.B.2. Ultradian Studies of Lateralized EEG During Waking
I.B.3. Ultradian Studies of Lateralized Cognitive Performance Efficiency
I.B.4. Studies of Lateralized Cognitive Performance After Awakening from
REM and NREM Sleep Stages
I.C. Ultradian Rhythms of the Cardiovascular, Neuroendocrine, Fuel-Regulatory,
Gastrointestinal, and Immune Systems
I.D. Hypothalamic Regulation and Integration of the ANS-CNS Rhythm and the
Basic Rest Activity Cycle
I.E. Ultradian Rhythms in Arousal, Performance, and Behavior
II. A Neural Matrix for Coupling Mind and Metabolism
III. A Pendulum of ANS-CNS Activities and Homeostasis: A New Paradigm for
Stress and Disease
IV. Implications of Lateralized Rhythms for Adaptation and Homeostasis
V. Implications of Lateralized Rhythms for Psychopathology
A. Anxiety
B. Depression
C. Schizophrenia
VI. Translational Elements of Psychophysiological States: Regulation of
Lateralized Autonomic and Central Nervous System Activities
VI.A. Vagal Nerve Stimulation
VI.A.1. Cognitive Abilities
VI.B.2. Autonomic Physiology
VI.B. Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing
VI.A.1. Cognitive Abilities
VI.B.2. Autonomic Physiology
VII. Conclusion
VIII. References
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Review quote

"This volume will serve as a guide for future researchers and will inspire the next generation to move ahead to the dynamic realm - treating the mind through its interactions with the body."--Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, November 2009
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