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Edited by Larry R. Laminar specificity of the dLGN. Medical science has traditionally been uncomfortable with the paradox of placebos:
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Inputs were labeled through transsynaptic retrograde tracing using rabies Franziska Denk, David L. Bennett, and Stephen B. Nerve growth factor NGF antagonism is on the verge of becoming a powerful analgesic treatment for numerous conditions, including osteoarthritis and lower back pain.
This review summarizes the historical research, both fundamental and clinical, that led Neurotrophins and their receptors. Either leads to phosphorylation of DRG neuron subtype and receptor distribution in development and adulthood. During development E14the vast majority of DRG sensory neurons and all nociceptors express trkA, whereas only a subgroup Biological effects of NGF on nociceptive processing. NGF is known to have at least three consequences on sensory neuron function. Anti-NGF treatment with tanezumab has a therapeutic effect in humans.
Data extracted from show a reduction in knee pain in a cohort of osteoarthritis patients enrolled in a Phase II randomized c Placebos have been used ubiquitously throughout the history of medicine. Expectations and associative learning processes are important psychological determinants of placebo effects, but their underlying brain mechanisms are only beginning to be Multidimensional predictions as conceptual priors. Human neuroimaging findings and pathways for placebo influences on physiology.
Michel Goedert, David S. A pathway from the natively unfolded microtubule-associated protein Tau to a highly structured amyloid fibril underlies human Tauopathies. This ordered assembly causes disease and represents the gain of toxic function. In recent years, evidence has The diagnosis was Pikscher Fal MAPT consists of 16 exons E. Intercellular transfer of protein aggregates. The formation of s A supplemental video from the review by Guy Major, Matthew E. In our survey, The Emotional Brain received the third-highest score of any book. The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life.
Contemporary brain science did not begin by looking at emotions. Perception, even memory, seemed simpler.
A couple of decades ago, this changed; publication of this book attests to the progress that has resulted. LeDoux and others traced how emotional stimuli moved through the brain, and they discovered some big surprises e. Building on this research, The Emotional Brain reasons its way through questions about the nature of emotions, conservation of emotional systems across species, conscious and unconscious emotional responses, and the relationship between feelings and emotions.
LeDoux traces the history of thinking about the emotions. But when we begin probing emotion in the brain, we see conscious emotional experiences as but one part,and not necessarily the central function, of the systems that generate them.
This does not make our conscious experiences of love or fear any less real or important. It just means that if we are going to understand where our emotional experiences come from we have to reorient our pursuit of them.
From the point of view of the lover, the only thing important about love is the feeling. But from the point of view of trying to understand what a feeling is, why it occurs, where it comes from, and why some people give or receive it more easily than others, love, the feeling, may not have much to do with it at all.
Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. Damasio challenges that dualism root and branch, marshaling evidence from basic and clinical research and interpreting it with rare philosophical acuity.
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Reason and emotion, mind and brain, personality and biology are profoundly integrated on every level, Damasio declares—and the walls of philosophy shake. He makes it all eminently readable now in 16 languages. In our privledged lives, we are uniquely smart enough to have invented these stressors and uniquely foolish enough to have let them, too often, dominate our lives.
Surely we have the potential wisdom to banish them.
Sapolsky is a scientist and science popularizer who made a big hit with this book. Sapolsky explains all this, writing about glucocorticoids and insulin secretion with wit and charm.
In a future survey, a category of books for patients with brain disorders will be useful. The highly popular writer on the brain, Oliver Sacks, is clearly a favorite with scientists as well.
Two of his books are represented here.
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Sacks, Barondes, Pinker, and Squire, by the way, all have two books on our list. The Broken Brain is another book that has survived the headlong changes in brain research for almost 15 years. Patients with lesions and disorders have been a crucial window on the brain for neuroscientists.
Sacks, a master stylist, is a clinical neurologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Hunting for Origins of Mania and Depression. The search is on for genes affecting complex mental disorders. These are not one-gene illnesses, nor illnesses inevitable if you have the genes. Right now a major search is for genes underlying mania and depression using linkage studies of families in Costa Rica. Samuel Barondes, a gene hunter, tells this story in terms of sufferers and scientists, bringing out the excitement, complexity, and controversies.
He manages to teach science e. He concludes with frank comments on genetic testing—the risks and hopes. This Sacks classic is an account of victims of a decades-long sleeping sickness encephalitis lethargica who awaken to a new life after being treated with the drug L-dopa.
As in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is able to enter into the world of someone with a neurological disease and help us understand both our common humanity and the medical science. While this perspective may seem deterministic, it is not totally so. While identity and personality undoubtedly do reside somewhere within our brains and are at least partly programmed there from birth, we feel as if they are separate and under our control. Living our lives with our own particular assigned brains is like playing a game of cards with a particular hand that we have been dealt.
We cannot control the cards we are given, but we can choose how we will play them. The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry. Many authors claim to write for laymen; Andreasen, a former English teacher, really did. Her subtext is that mental illness is a disease, no more shameful than cancer. Andreasen wrote that, inideas whose expression she drafted in had become outdated, but 16 years have not dimmed the popularity of her book.
Jamison is coauthor with Frederick Goodwin of Manic-Depressive Illness, one of the best-known reference books on bipolar disorder. This is a valid comment, but it applies to all three highly personal memoirs in this category.
A Memoir of Moods and Madness.
Kay Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and authority on manic-depressive illness, told the world with this book what only her colleagues knew—that she herself suffered from the illness. The brilliance and insight with which she told her story of a childhood, education, loves, and career laced with horrifying bouts of mania and depression became exhibit number one for her thesis: The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography, Vol. Edited by Larry R. Society for Neuroscience, and As president of the Society for Neuroscience, Larry Squire, a pioneer of memory research, conceived of this series and edited both volumes.
Outcomes varied, with pieces running from fairly autobiographical Herbert H. There are good photographs of each scientist. The ones who are here, the activists in the organization, are those who have managed at some level to master their anxieties and their fear. I admire their courage and their determination, these people who have gambled on the toss of a genetic die. This is not a book about the experience and science of autism, but an extraordinary report from deep within that seemingly unfathomable world.
She lucidly describes how she experiences and understands her world, and how she builds bridges to ours, and in so doing teaches us much not only about autism but also about thinking and feeling in animals and in ourselves. Whether this took place in the nominating and voting the reader will decide.
That seems extraordinary, given the attention that philosophers and others have paid to the mind-brain question. Readers may wonder why Neuronal Man is in this category. This book is about the philosophy of mind, not the brain. His arguments are cogent, as is his dissection of materialism, which irks cognitive scientists whose investigations avoid all reference to mental life. But to study the brain while dismissing consciousness, says Searle, is like studying biology while explaining away the inconvenient emergence of life.
Well, if we tried such an ontological reduction, the essential features of the pain would be left out. No description of the third-person, objective, physiological facts would convey the subjective, first-person character of the pain, simply because the first-person features are different from the third person features.
Today, billions of these people have invaded almost the entire planet and are even trying to travel beyond it. Are the organization and the flexibility of the human brain still compatible with the evolution of an environment that it can control only very partially? Is a profound disharmony being established between the human brain and the world around it? We may well ask. The Biology of Mind. Princeton University Press pb, Fayard, Changeux, a distinguished French neurobiologist, wrote an introduction to neuroscience for general readers that became celebrated in Europe.
It does have a glossary and an extensive bibliography. Mountcastle, the dean of physiological neuroscientists. Medical science has traditionally been uncomfortable with the paradox of placebos: This insightful collection of essays and dialogues, based on a Harvard conference, confronts the dilemma—and the discomfort— head on. Looking at placebos from viewpoints as diverse as neuropharmacology and anthropology, molecular biology and religion, the contributors place placebos at the intersection of biology and culture, with much to teach us about the interaction of our minds and bodies.
Harrington will futher explore the challenge presented by placebos in an article in a future issue of Cerebrum. We included this category in our call for nominations but netted nothing. Undaunted, we put the category in the survey itself, with plenty of room for write-ins. Below is a complete enumeration, with comments, of the few entries we received for ages