Psychophysiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080259307, 9781483154619


1st Edition

Today and Tomorrow

Editors: N. P. Bechtereva
eBook ISBN: 9781483154619
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 274
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Psychophysiology: Today and Tomorrow focuses on the most important theoretical aspects and practical outlets of the problem, as well as the main potentialities and interests of psychophysiology. Organized into 23 chapters, this book begins with the identification of component systems for syntax, verbal memory, focusing attention, and a system common to sequencing motor movements and phonemic discrimination. Subsequent chapter elucidates neurophysiological correlates of mental processes in man. Other chapters explore relations between electrical brain rhythms and behavior; brain exploration in psychophysiology; potentialities of neurophysiology in study and cure of mental disorders in epilepsy; and structural analysis of non-verbal thinking in man. The neuropharmacological analysis of the brain's functional organization in processes of formation and retrieval of memory engrams; role of neuropeptides in synapsomodification; and levels of functioning of transmitter systems and epileptogenesis are also explained.

Table of Contents

Part I Direct Contact with the Human Brain Brain Organization for Language: Identification of Component Systems for Syntax, Verbal Memory, Focusing Attention and a System Common to Sequencing Motor Movements and Phonemic Discrimination Neurophysiological Correlates of Mental Processes in Man Application of the Post-Stimulus-Time Histograms to the Analysis of Discharge Patterns in Neuronal Populations of the Human Brain during Intellectual-Mnestic Activity Relations Between Electrical Brain Rhythms and Behavior Infraslow Processes of the Human Brain and Organization of Mental Activity Brain Responses Related to Orienting, Expectancy and Motor Control The Problems of Stereotaxic Neurology and Neuropsychology Brain Exploration in Psychophysiology Psychophysiology and Stereotaxis Electrical Stimulation of Limbic Brain in Psychiatric Patients Effects of Thalamic Surgery on Cognitive Functions in Man Electrophysiological Study of the Human Amygdala Potentialities of Neurophysiology in Study and Cure of Mental Disorders in Epilepsy Part II Indirect Contact with the Human Brain and Animal Experiments Psychophysiology and the Study of Protocritic Processes Structural Analysis of Non-Verbal Thinking in Man Hemispheric Differences in the Perception of Neutral and Emotional Stimuli The Physiology of Brain Signal Evaluation and the Psychology of Perception Event Related Desynchronization during Sensorimotor Cortical Activation Neuropharmacological Analysis of the Brain's Functional Organization in Processes of Formation and Retrieval of Memory Engrams The Basis of Long-Term Memory: Role of Neuropeptides in Synapsomodification Levels of Functioning of Transmitter Systems and Epileptogenesis Behavioral Changes in Animals on Creation of Hyperactive Determinant Structures in Some Portions of the Central Nervous System Effect of Social Deprivation


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