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The Paradoxical Brain

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Oliver Sacks, Narinder Kapur, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Tom Manly, Jonathan Cole, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Souzana Obretenova, Lotfi B. Merabet, Ian H. Robertson, Vilayanur Ramachandran, William Hirstein, David J. Lewkowicz, Asif A. Ghazanfar, Shira Zimerman, Lynn Hasher, David Goldstein, Henry L. Roediger, III, Andrew C. Butler, Itiel E. Dror, Ashwani Jha, Peter Brown, Steven C. Schachter, Indre V. Viskontas, Bruce L. Miller, Umer Najib, Judith Schwartzbaum, Linda Karavodin, James L. Fisher, Simon Baron-Cohen, Emma Ashwin, Chris Ashwin, Teresa Tavassoli, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Jonathan Hurlow, James H. MacCabe, Perminder S. Sachdev, Angela Merkl, Malek Bajbouj, Howard C. Hughes, Bryan Kolb, G. Campbell Teskey, J. Martin Wojtowicz, Howard Eichenbaum, Roshan Cools, Esther Aarts, Mitul A. Mehta
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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521115575

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  • The Paradoxical Brain focuses on the phenomenon whereby damage to the brain can actually result in enhancement of function, questioning the traditional belief that lesions or other negative effects on the brain will result in loss of function. The book covers a wide range of topics by leading researchers, including: • Superior performance after brain lesions or sensory loss • Return to normal function after a second brain lesion in neurological conditions • Paradoxical phenomena associated with human development • Examples where having one disease appears to prevent the occurrence of another disease • Situations where drugs with adverse effects on brain functioning may have beneficial effects in certain situations A better understanding of these interactions will inform new rehabilitation approaches and the implementation of new therapeutic strategies. It will be of interest to those working at the interface of brain and behaviour, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.

    • Describes ways in which brain damage or sensory loss may result in better-than-normal performance
    • Helps researchers develop models of brain function
    • Helps clinicians to think of ways in which new forms of therapy may be designed and implemented
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    • Received an Honourable Mention at the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Awards 2012

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521115575
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 68 colour illus. 30 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    Foreword Oliver Sacks
    Author affiliations
    Abbreviations
    1. The paradoxical nature of nature Narinder Kapur, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Tom Manly and Jonathan Cole
    2. Paradoxical effects of sensory loss Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Souzana Obretenova and Lotfi B. Merabet
    3. Paradoxical functional facilitation and recovery in neurological and psychiatric conditions Narinder Kapur
    4. Paradoxes in neurorehabilitation Tom Manly, Ian H. Robertson and Narinder Kapur
    5. The paradoxical self Vilayanur Ramachandran and William Hirstein
    6. Paradoxical psychological functioning in early child development David J. Lewkowicz and Asif A. Ghazanfar
    7. Cognitive ageing: a positive perspective Shira Zimerman, Lynn Hasher and David Goldstein
    8. Paradoxes of learning and memory Henry L. Roediger, III and Andrew C. Butler
    9. The paradox of human expertise: why experts get it wrong Itiel E. Dror
    10. Paradoxes in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders Ashwani Jha and Peter Brown
    11. Paradoxical phenomena in epilepsy Steven C. Schachter
    12. Paradoxical creativity and adjustment in neurological conditions Indre V. Viskontas and Bruce L. Miller
    13. Paradoxical functional facilitation with noninvasive brain stimulation Umer Najib and Alvaro Pascual-Leone
    14. Unexpected benefits of allergies and cigarette smoking: two examples of paradox in neuroepidemiology Judith Schwartzbaum, Linda Karavodin, Narinder Kapur and James L. Fisher
    15. The paradox of autism: why does disability sometimes give rise to talent? Simon Baron-Cohen, Emma Ashwin, Chris Ashwin, Teresa Tavassoli and Bhismadev Chakrabarti
    16. Paradoxes in creativity and psychiatric conditions Jonathan Hurlow and James H. MacCabe
    17. The paradox of psychosurgery to treat mental disorders Perminder S. Sachdev
    18. The paradox of electroconvulsive therapy Angela Merkl and Malek Bajbouj
    19. Paradoxes of comparative cognition Howard C. Hughes
    20. Paradoxical phenomena in brain plasticity Bryan Kolb and G. Campbell Teskey
    21. Immature neurons in the adult brain. Breaking all the rules J. Martin Wojtowicz
    22. The paradoxical hippocampus: when forgetting helps learning Howard Eichenbaum
    23. Paradoxical effects of drugs on cognitive function: the neuropsychopharmacology of the dopamine and other neurotransmitter systems Roshan Cools, Esther Aarts and Mitul A. Mehta
    24. The paradoxical brain - so what? Narinder Kapur, Tom Manly, Jonathan Cole and Alvaro Pascual-Leone
    Index.

  • Editor

    Narinder Kapur, University College London
    Narinder Kapur is Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London and Honorary Professor of Neuropsychology, University of Southampton. He was formerly Head of the Neuropsychology Department, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

    With

    Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard Medical School
    Alvaro Pascual-Leone is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Berenson–Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA.

    Vilayanur Ramachandran, University of California, San Diego
    Vilayanur Ramachandran is Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of San Diego, California and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute, San Diego, USA.

    Jonathan Cole, University of Bournemouth
    Jonathan Cole is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Southampton and Professor, University of Bournemouth, UK.

    Sergio Della Sala, University of Edinburgh
    Sergio Della Sala is Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

    Tom Manly, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
    Tom Manly is a researcher for the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK.

    Andrew Mayes, University of Manchester
    Andrew Mayes is Professor, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.

    Foreword

    Oliver Sacks, Columbia University Medical Center
    Oliver Sacks is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, USA.

    Contributors

    Oliver Sacks, Narinder Kapur, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Tom Manly, Jonathan Cole, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Souzana Obretenova, Lotfi B. Merabet, Ian H. Robertson, Vilayanur Ramachandran, William Hirstein, David J. Lewkowicz, Asif A. Ghazanfar, Shira Zimerman, Lynn Hasher, David Goldstein, Henry L. Roediger, III, Andrew C. Butler, Itiel E. Dror, Ashwani Jha, Peter Brown, Steven C. Schachter, Indre V. Viskontas, Bruce L. Miller, Umer Najib, Judith Schwartzbaum, Linda Karavodin, James L. Fisher, Simon Baron-Cohen, Emma Ashwin, Chris Ashwin, Teresa Tavassoli, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Jonathan Hurlow, James H. MacCabe, Perminder S. Sachdev, Angela Merkl, Malek Bajbouj, Howard C. Hughes, Bryan Kolb, G. Campbell Teskey, J. Martin Wojtowicz, Howard Eichenbaum, Roshan Cools, Esther Aarts, Mitul A. Mehta

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