The Oculomotor and Skeletalmotor System: Differences and Similarities

Edited by

  • H.-J. Freund
  • U. Büttner
  • B. Cohen
  • J. Noth

The meeting which formed the basis for this book provided a platform for intense communication between experts specialized in oculomotor and skeletalmotor research. This was accomplished by a step by step comparison of the two systems' anatomical organization and their physiological and behavioural properties at different levels of complexity. The more general aspects of motor control strategies are discussed against the background of the demands imposed by sensory inputs and biochemical requirements. The co-operative aspects of eye-head and eye-hand coordination, adaptive control mechanisms and psychophysical phenomena are further issues evaluated in depth. A comparison of this kind serves to stimulate new approaches based on comparative aspects rather than only to provide an update about the state of the art in either field.
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Book information

  • Published: January 1986
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-80655-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview (M. Bleuler). Chapter 2. The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia (William W. Eaton). Chapter 3. Schizophrenia - Cross-Cultural Studies (Eng-Seong Tan). Chapter 4. Genetic Studies of Schizophrenia (Einar Kringlen). Chapter 5. Social Stress and Schizophrenia: From the Concept of Recent Life Events to the Notion of Toxic Environments (Richard Day). Chapter 6. Two Syndromes in Schizophrenia and the Viral Hypothesis (T.J. Crow, G.R. Taylor and D.A.J. Tyrrell). Chapter 7. Models for the Aetiology of Schizophrenia (Joseph Zubin). Chapter 8. Endocrinology and Schizophrenia (P.J.V. Beumont). Chapter 9. Sexual Dysfunction in Schizophrenia (Rudra Prakash, Thomas A. Ban and William Guy). Chapter 10. Clinical Practice and the Phenomenology of Schizophrenia (William T. Carpenter, Jr. and Thomas E. Hanlon). Chapter 11. The Structure, Organization and Use of Language in Schizophrenia (Rodney Morice). Chapter 12. Schizophrenic Art (E. Cunningham Dax). Chapter 13. Schizophrenia: Measurement and Assessment (Eve C. Johnstone). Chapter 14. Diagnosis and Prognosis of Schizophrenia (Sir Martin Roth). Chapter 15. Depression in Schizophrenia (H.J. Moller and D. von Zerssen). Chapter 16. Schizophrenia and the Puerperium (Fiona K. Judd and Lorraine Dennerstein). Chapter 17. Epilepsy and Schizophrenia (P. Flor-Henry). Chapter 18. Organic Psychosis (J.H. Lloyd). Chapter 19. Epidemiology, Aetiology and Phenomenology of Schizophrenia: An Overview(Gertrude Rubinstein, Trevor R. Norman and Graham D. Burrows). Index.