The Paradoxical Brain

The Paradoxical Brain

by Narinder Kapur, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jonathan Cole, Sergio Della Sala
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521115574

ISBN-13: 9780521115575

Pub. Date: 07/21/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521115575
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.98(d)

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.

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