Molecular Origins of Human Attention: The Dopamine-Folate Connection / Edition 1

Molecular Origins of Human Attention: The Dopamine-Folate Connection / Edition 1

by Richard C. Deth
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402073720

ISBN-13: 9781402073724

Pub. Date: 01/31/2003

Publisher: Springer US

This volume provides a highly integrated view of attention-related events, taking the reader from individual molecular interactions through the regulation of neuronal circuits to our higher order capacity for selective amplification of particular information. Neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals dealing with psychiatric illnesses

Overview

This volume provides a highly integrated view of attention-related events, taking the reader from individual molecular interactions through the regulation of neuronal circuits to our higher order capacity for selective amplification of particular information. Neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals dealing with psychiatric illnesses such as ADHD, autism, and schizophrenia will find this volume a useful addition to their library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402073724
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Acknowledgements. 1. The gift of attention. 2. A molecular basis for attention. 3. How dopamine receptors work. 4. The dopamine D4 receptor. 5. D4 receptor-mediated solid-state signaling. 6. Interneurons, D4 receptors and attention. 7. Attention-based learning. 8. Awareness, attention and the detection of novelty. 9. Attention and metabolism. 10. The effect of drugs on attention. 11. Attention-deficit hyperactivity. 12. Schizophrenia. 13. Autism. 14. Other psychiatric disorders. 15. An evolutionary perspective. 16. The gift of wisdom. References.

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