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Encyclopedia Of The Human Brain
physiology, neuropsychology, clinical neurology, neuropharmacology,
evolutionary biology, genetics, and behavioral science, this four-volume
encyclopedia contains over 200 peer reviewed signed articles from experts
around the world. The Encyclopedia articles range in size from 5-30 printed
pages each, and contain a definition paragraph, glossary, outline, and
suggested readings, in addition to the body of the article. Lavishly
illustrated, the Encyclopedia includes over 1000 figures, many in full
color. Managing both breadth and depth, the Encyclopedia is a must-have
reference work for life science libraries and researchers investigating the
Academic Press's Encyclopedia of the Human Brain is a timely project with a subject matter of universal interest. In the past decade, enormous strides have been made in understanding the human brain. The advent of sophisticated new imaging techniques and new behavioral testing procedures have revolutionized our understanding of the brain. We know more about the anatomy, functions, and development of this organ than ever before.
However, much of this current knowledge is dispersed across various scientific journals and books in a diverse group of specialties: psychology, neuroscience, medicine, and so on. The Encyclopedia of the Human Brain places all information in a single source and contains clearly written summaries of what is known. With focus on a broad-based audience, this work is written on a level accessible to everyone from the educated layperson to the academic researcher.
The Editor-in-Chief is V. S. Ramachandran , Professor, Neurosciences Program and Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is supported by a distinguished group of Editorial Advisors who will lend their expertise to the project.
The book includes approximately 225 articles. Coverage includes neuroimaging, neurology, and neuropsychology in discussing anatomy, physiology, and behavior.
A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy: Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training
Music therapists, as in medical and paramedical professions, have a rich
diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to
meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the many
components of such diversity, and is a thoroughly comprehensive guide to
accessing and understanding the ideas, theory, research results and clinical
outcomes that are the foundations of this field. Providing a detailed insight
into the field of music therapy from an international perspective, this book
enables the reader to see the complete picture of the multifaceted and
fascinating world that is music therapy.
This unique overview of the field of music therapy is accessible to professionals and the general public alike. The book comes with a CD and CD-ROM, which provide musical examples and a guide to further resources.
Integrated Team Working
"Integrated Team Working" describes collaborative multidisciplinary approaches and demonstrates that they can be valuable methods of music therapy intervention.The authors explain the development of the music therapist's role within the multidisciplinary team and discuss the prevalence of collaborative partnerships between UK music therapists and other professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists and other arts therapists. They examine the rationale, purpose and application of collaborative approaches and explore how and why music therapists adopt these approaches at differing levels. The book includes case studies from a variety of clinical settings, which illustrate the creative and innovative approaches used in transdisciplinary work in the evolving discipline of music therapy.This theoretical and practical guide offers useful advice for music therapy students and professionals who wish to employ collaborative approaches. It will also be helpful for other professionals who are considering or already working together with music therapists.
Mercedes Pavlicevic, Victoria Wood, "Music Therapy In Children's Hospices: Jessie's Fund In Action"
The use of music therapy in children's hospices is burgeoning. This moving text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. The contributors discuss the adaptation of the therapy to the hospice environment and to the individual needs of the patient. They explore the key concerns of all practitioners in this field such as how to empower the patient, how to help bereaved siblings and how the therapists themselves can find support. The volume takes a holistic approach to children's hospices with chapters on involving family and staff in sessions and the creation of a music community. Essential reading for all music therapists working in palliative care and for health care professionals considering introducing music as a therapy.
Melody In Music Therapy: A Therapeutic Narrative Analysis by Gudrun Aldridge, David Aldridge
Melody is thought to be the 'essential core' of music. In the context of music therapy, looking at how patients develop their own melodies in improvisation can explain how they find their own voice, determine their position in relation to the world, and play an important role in how they relate to their therapist.Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge explore the concept of melody within its historical context and investigate current theories of melody. They make recommendations for choosing an appropriate method of analysing melodic improvisation, and utilise case studies to demonstrate these analyses in practice. They show how the interaction between patient and therapist is affected by the patient's melodic statements, and how the process of improvisation offers patients a chance to transform their inner emotions into externalised expressions."Melody in Music Therapy" is an important addition to music therapy literature, and will be of interest to music therapists, educators and students alike, as well as musicologists.
Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child By Dorita S. Berger
Music therapy is well established as a particularly effective way of working
with people with autism - helping them to communicate, ameliorating symptoms of
distress and helping them to cope better with an uncertain and confusing world.
In this groundbreaking book Dorita Berger looks at the reasons why this is so.
In the first part of the book she looks in detail at those characteristics of autism, especially sensory integration problems, which are amenable to music therapy. In the second part she shows how, at a neurological level, the purity of sound itself can not only open a channel for communication but also effect lasting change in a way not open to other therapeutic modalities. She looks at the nature of music, and in particular melody, showing how the simplicity of music can be `understood' by a child with autism in a way that words cannot, and how this can lead to verbal communication once the patterns are established.
Vignettes throughout the book of music therapy work with children demonstrate the theory in action, and the last section of the book develops the practical application with action plans for music therapy interventions particularly suited for work with children with autism.
Intended primarily for professionals working with children with autism - not only music therapists but also those from other disciplines looking for effective interventions - the book will also be of considerable interest to parents.
Amelia Oldfield, "Interactive Music Therapy in Child And Family Psychiatry: Clinical Practice, Research and Teaching"
This practical book outlines and explains the rationale for using music therapy in child and family psychiatry. Amerlia Oldfield reflects on current research methodology and describes characteristics of her own approach to therapy sessions, including how to start and end the session, how to motivate children and establish a positive musical dialogue with them, and how to include parents in the session. She also uses video analysis techniques to assess and advance the role of the therapist. Individual chapters focus on the results of the author's research investigations with specific groups such as mothers and young children, groups of adults with profound difficulties, children with autistic spectrum disorder or severe physical and mental difficulties, as well as children without clear diagnosis. Case studies and vignettes supplement these examples. The author also considers the whole process from the initial referral for therapy and using psychiatric music therapy for diagnostic assessment to how to end treatment. This book is accessible to music therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and occupational therapists working with children and families, as well as music therapy trainers, their students and academics interested in music therapy.
Julie P. Sutton, "Music, Music Therapy and Trauma"
Music communicates where words fail, and music therapy has been proven to
connect with those who were thought to be unreachable, making it an ideal medium
for working with those who have suffered Psychological trauma. Music, Music
Therapy and Trauma addresses the need for an exploration of current thinking on
music and trauma. With chapters written by many of today's leading specialists
in this area, music and trauma is approached from a wide range of perspectives,
with contributions on the neurology of trauma and music, music and trauma in
general, and social and cultural perspectives on trauma. The authors also
examine contextualizing contemporary classical music and conflict; music and
trauma in areas where there is war, community unrest and violence (Northern
Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, South Africa); and music, trauma and early
Including specific examples and case studies, this book addresses the growing interest in the effects of trauma and how music therapy can provide a way through this complex process.
Marian Jenkyns, Alison Davies, Eleanor Richards "Music Therapy and Group Work: Sound Company"
Music Therapy and Group Work brings together the experiences of practitioners
who use group music therapy with diverse client groups in various settings.
Chapters discuss work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages,
demonstrating the wide range of applications for group music therapy: in
assessment for clinical diagnosis; in work with clients who have learning
disabilities, special educational needs, eating disorders or autistic spectrum
conditions; in neurological rehabilitation. Group music therapy is examined from
different theoretical perspectives - including psychoanalytic and Foulkesian
approaches - and in conjunction with art therapy.
The book combines clinical examples with theory to provide a comprehensive introduction to group music therapy. Practitioners not only of music therapy, but also those working in related disciplines, will find this to be a useful and stimulating read.
Music Therapy with Children and their Families by Vince Hesketh, Amelia Oldfield, Claire Flower
In the past, music therapy work with children typically took place in special schools without the family being present. More recently, music therapy has become a widespread practice, and this book reflects the variety of settings within which music therapists are now working with children together with their families.The contributors are music therapists with experience of working with children and their families in a range of different environments, such as schools, hospices, psychiatric units, child development centres and in the community. They describe their approaches to family work with client groups including children with autism, learning disabled toddlers, adopted children and looked after teenagers. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment.This book will provide useful insight into the growing area of music therapy with children and their families, and will be valuable for music therapy professionals and students, as well as other medical and teaching professionals who work with families.
Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Light on a Dark Night by Simon Gilbertson, David Aldridge
Musical improvisation is an increasingly recognised rehabilitative therapy for people who have experienced traumatic brain injury initially thought to be 'unreachable' or 'non-responsive'."Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury" demonstrates how music therapy can be used to attend to the holistic, rather than purely functional, needs of people affected by severe head trauma. Divided into three parts, the first section provides an introduction to the effects brain injury has on a person's livelihood. The second is a comprehensive review of available literature on the use of music therapy in the neurorehabilitative setting. The final section examines three case studies designed according to 'therapeutic narrative analysis', an adaptive research method that uses interviewing and video, which focuses on the unique relationship between the professional and the patient.This book will give clinicians key notes for practice and a vision of the integral role music therapy can have in the successful rehabilitation from brain injury.
David Aldridge, "Music Therapy And Neurological Rehabilitation"
The central tenet of this innovative collection is that identity can be regarded as a performance, achieved through and in dialogue with others. The authors show that where neuro-degenerative disease restricts movement, communication and thought processes and impairs the sense of self, music therapy is an effective intervention in neurological rehabilitation, successfully restoring the performance of identity within which clients can recognise themselves. It can also aid rehabilitation of clients affected by dementia, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis, among other neuro-generative diseases. "Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation" is an authoritative and comprehensive text that will be of interest to practising music therapists, students and academics in the field.
Johannes Th Eschen, "Analytical Music Therapy"
This book brings together the professional experiences of eminent analytical
music therapists from Europe and the USA. The book examines the origins and
theory of AMT (including a contribution on the subject from Mary Priestley),
before exploring its uses in various contexts. Chapters cover AMT in counseling
and rehabilitation, with adults and children and with nonverbal clients. A
concluding section discusses aspects of the training of music therapy students.
Written by experienced and highly regarded analytic music therapists, and edited by Johannes Th. Eschen, one of the first ever AMT students, this book will be of interest to practitioners in many branches of music therapy and related disciplines.
Tessa Watson - Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities
Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities explores how music
therapists work in partnership with people with learning disabilities to
encourage independence and empowerment and to address a wide variety of everyday
issues and difficulties.
Comprehensive and wide-ranging, this book describes in detail the role and work of the music therapist with adults with learning disabilities. Many clinical examples are used, including casework with people with autism, asperger’s syndrome, profound and multiple learning disabilities and a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health problems. The book also explores issues of team work and collaborative working, considering how music therapists and their colleagues can best work together. The chapters are grouped into four sections; an introduction to current music therapy work and policy in the area, clinical work with individuals, clinical work with groups, and collaborative and team work. Guidelines for good practice are also provided.
This is a thought-provoking and topical text for all those involved in work with adults with learning disabilities; it is essential reading for music therapists and fellow professionals, carers, policy makers and students.
Benjamin D. Koen, "Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains"
Western medicine has conventionally separated music, science, and religion into
distinct entities, yet traditional cultures throughout the world have always
viewed music as a bridge that connects and balances the physical with the
spiritual to promote health and healing. As people in even the most
technologically advanced nations across the globe struggle with obtaining
affordable and reliable healthcare, more and more people are now turning to
these ancient cultural practices of holistic and ICAM healing (integrative,
complementary, and alternative medicine).
Beyond the Roof of the World convincingly demonstrates the relevance of medical ethnomusicology in light of the globally spreading ICAM approaches to health and healing. Revealing the Western separation of healing from spiritual and musical practices as a culturally determined phenomenon, Dr. Benjamin D. Koen confirms their underlying unity. In a place poetically known as the Roof of the World, the culture found within the towering Pamir Mountains of Badakhshan Tajikistan serves as the paradigm of ICAM healing practices. Koen's extensive research and immersion into the Badakhshani culture provides a well-balanced "insider" perspective while maintaining an "observer's" view, as he effectively bridges the widespread gaps between ethnomusicology, health science, and music therapy. Moving beyond the paradigm of the Pamir Mountains to reach out to cultures across the globe, Koen infuses scholarship with lived experience and applied practice as he shows spirituality and musicality to be intimately intertwined with one's physical life, health and healing.
Robin Rio - Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers
For people suffering with dementia, the world can become a lonely and isolated place. Music has long been a vital instrument in transcending cognitive issues; bringing people together, and allowing a person to live in the moment. This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and more meaningful interaction with dementia sufferers. Even those who have lost many social and intellectual capabilities will still enjoy vocal and rhythmic melody, and be able to involve themselves in musical dialogue. Suitable for students or entry level professionals in music therapy, nursing and care-related fields, "Connecting through Music with People with Dementia" will also appeal to trained musicians interested in working in healthcare.
Thomas H. Budzynski, Helen Kogan Budzynski, James R. Evans, Andrew Abarbanel, "Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback, Second Edition: Advanced Theory and Applications"
The study of Quantitative EEGs and Neurofeedback offer a
window into brain physiology and function via computer
and statistical analyses, suggesting innovative
approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety,
mood and behavior. Resources for understanding what QEEG
and Neurofeedback is, how they are used, and to what
disorders and patients they can be applied are scarce,
and this volume serves as an ideal tool for clinical
researchers and practicing clinicians, providing a broad
overview of the most interesting topics relating to the
techniques. The revised coverage of advancements, new
applications (e.g. Aspberger's, music therapy, LORETA,
etc.), and combinations of prior approaches make the
second edition a necessary companion to the first. The
top scholars in the field have been enlisted and
contributions will offer both the breadth needed for an
introductory scholar and the depth desired by a clinical
*Detailed new protocols for treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD
*Newest protocol in Z-score training enables clinicians to extend their practices
*LORETA diagnostic tool lets the clinician watch for changes deep in the brain through working with surface EEG patterns
Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
Given the opportunity to watch the inner workings of his own brain, Steven Johnson jumps at the chance. He reveals the results in Mind Wide Open, an engaging and personal account of his foray into edgy brain science. In the 21st century, Johnson observes, we have become used to ideas such as "adrenaline rushes" and "serotonin levels," without really recognizing that complex neurobiology has become a commonplace thing to talk about. He sees recent laboratory revelations about the brain as crucial for understanding ourselves and our psyches in new, post-Freudian ways. Readers shy about slapping electrodes on their own temples can get a vicarious scientific thrill as Johnson tries out empathy tests, neurofeedback, and fMRI scans. The results paint a distinct picture of the author, and uncover general brain secrets at the same time. Memory, fear, love, alertness--all the multitude of states housed in our brains are shown to be the results of chemical and electrical interactions constantly fed and changed by input from our senses. Mind Wide Open both satisfies curiosity and provokes more questions, leaving readers wondering about their own gray matter. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
David Vernon, "Human Potential: Exploring Techniques Used to Enhance Human Performance"
Throughout time, people have explored the ways in which
they can improve aspects of their performance. This book
examines a range of techniques that are intended to
improve some aspect of performance, and examines how
effective they are.
Throughout time, people have explored the ways in which they can improve some aspect of their performance. Such attempts are more visible today, with many working to gain an ‘edge’ on their performance, whether it is to learn a new language, improve memory or increase golf handicaps. This book examines a range of techniques that are intended to help improve some aspect of performance, and examines how well they are able to achieve this.
The various performance-enhancing techniques available can be divided into those where the individual remains passive (receiving a message, suggestion or stimulus) and those where the individual needs to take a more active approach. Human Potential looks at a range of techniques within each of these categories to provide the reader with a sense of the traditional as well as the more contemporary approaches used to enhance human performance. The techniques covered include hypnosis, sleep learning, subliminal training and audio and visual cortical entrainment, as well as meditation, mnemonics, speed reading, biofeedback, neurofeedback and mental imagery practice. This is the first time such a broad range of techniques has been brought together to be assessed in terms of effectiveness. It will be useful to all psychology and sports science students, practising psychologists, life coaches and anyone else interested in finding out about the effectiveness of performance enhancement techniques.
David Vernon is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has a wide range of research interests covering a variety of performance-enhancing techniques, in particular the use of neurofeedback to alter brain activity as a mechanism for improving cognition and behavior.
Event-Related Dynamics of Brain Oscillations
Research on brain oscillations and event-related
electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related (de-)
synchronization (ERD/ERS) in particular became a rapidly
growing field in the last decades.
Research on brain oscillations and event-related electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related (de-) synchronization (ERD/ERS) in particular became a rapidly growing field in the last decades. A large number of laboratories worldwide are using ERD/ERS to study cognitive and motor brain function and the importance of this tool in neurocognitive research is widely recognized. This book is a summary of the most current research, methods, and applications of the study of event-related dynamics of brain oscillations. Facing the rapid progress in this field, it brings together, on the one side, fundamental questions of the underlying events, which still remain to be clarified and, on the other side, some of the most significant novel findings, which point to the key topics for future research. In particular, the chapters of this volume cover the neurophysiological fundamentals and models (Section I), new methodological approaches (Section II), current ERD research related to cognitive (Section III) and sensorimotor brain function (Section IV), invasive approaches and clinical applications (Section V), and novel developments of EEG-based brain-computer interfaces and neurofeedback (Section IV).
Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy
While the brain is ruled to a large extent by chemical
neurotransmitters, it is also a bioelectric organ. The
collective study of Quantitative Electroencephalographs
(QEEG ? the conversion of brainwaves to digital form to
allow for comparison between neurologically normative
and dysfunctional individuals), Event Related Potentials
(ERPs - electrophysiological response to stimulus) and
Neurotherapy (the process of actually retraining brain
processes to) offers a window into brain physiology and
function via computer and statistical analyses of
traditional EEG patterns, suggesting innovative
approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety,
mood and behavior.
The volume provides detailed description of the various EEG rhythms and ERPs, the conventional analytic methods such as spectral analysis, and the emerging method utilizing QEEG and ERPs. This research is then related back to practice and all existing approaches in the field of Neurotherapy - conventional EEG-based neurofeedback, brain-computer interface, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ? are covered in full. Additionally, software for EEG analysis is provided on CD so that the theory can be practically utilized on the spot, and a database of the EEG algorithms described in the book can be combined with algorithms uploaded by the user in order to compare dysfunctional and normative data.
While it does not offer the breadth provided by an edited work, this volume does provide a level of depth and detail that a single author can deliver, as well as giving readers insight into the personl theories of one of the preeminent leaders in the field.
A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback by Jim Robbins
Can you fix your own neurologic problems without resorting to drugs? Science writer Jim Robbins suggests that some such conditions--like epilepsy, autism, and depression--could yield to a recently developed technique called neurofeedback. His book A Symphony in the Brain describes the process, its evolution from the 1970s fad of biofeedback, its practitioners, and some of its success stories. Using computers to quickly provide information on real-time EEG, practitioners train patients to control global or local brain states--or so the theory goes. Unfortunately for its proponents, there are still no rigorous research data showing conclusive results. Robbins makes a good case that the lack of research is due more to scientific turf battles and a drug-dependent medical establishment than to any fault of neurofeedback. Some of the case studies he explores, of children and adults brought out of comas or trained to reduce their epileptic seizure frequency, suggest that we ought to look more deeply and rigorously into the technique. Whether it works can only be determined by controlled studies, which may be forthcoming. In the meantime, Robbins provides contact lists and additional research information for interested readers, as well as the inspiration to pursue a potentially life-saving treatment.
Biofeedback (Gray Matter)
The human mind is a learning machine. We are constantly taking in new information, processing that information, and making decisions based on what we learn. Biofeedback is a process that teaches the mind so that it can learn to control the body. This book is a comprehensive look into this holistic type of learning; it explores how moods, muscles, nerves, and brain waves can be controlled by the mind through biofeedback treatment. "Biofeedback" also examines the discussions surrounding this topic. Though a lot of research has gone into exploring the mechanisms of biofeedback, science cannot explain exactly how the mind learns, so it cannot explain exactly how biofeedback works, either. And for this reason, biofeedback has long been questioned by traditional medicine.
Mark S. Schwartz PhD, Frank Andrasik PhD, "Biofeedback, Third Edition: A Practitioner's Guide"
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL. Guide offers state-of-the-science coverage of biofeedback research, applications, clinical procedures, and biomedical instrumentation. For biofeedback practitioners from any professional background, including clinical, counseling, and allied health. Includes eleven new chapters; and revised, updated and streamlined chapters. Previous edition: c1995.
Boris Blumenstein - Brain and Body in Sport and Exercise: Biofeedback Applications in Performance Enhancement
With the remarkable technical advances of recent years, the use of highly technical means of sport psychology has gained momentum. Biofeedback (BFB) typifies one of the most important perspective methods of training athletes for better self-control and relaxation. This book aims to show how BFB techniques can be used with these new devices to provide optimum performance. - Shows how well-known theory can be used with new, cheap and effective gadgets - Emphasis of practical applications - Edited by renowned, international experts
Roberto Merletti , Philip Parker , "Electromyography: Physiology, Engineering, and Non-Invasive Applications"
A complete overview of electromyography with contributions from pacesetters in
In recent years, insights from the field of engineering have illuminated the vast potential of electromyography (EMG) in biomedical technology. Featuring contributions from key innovators working in the field today, Electromyography reveals the broad applications of EMG data in areas as diverse as neurology, ergonomics, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, movement analysis, biofeedback, and myoelectric control of prosthesis.
Bridging the gap between engineering and physiology, this pioneering volume explains the essential concepts needed to detect, understand, process, and interpret EMG signals using non-invasive electrodes. Electromyography shows how engineering tools such as models and signal processing methods can greatly augment the insight provided by surface EMG signals. Topics covered include:
Basic physiology and biophysics of EMG generation
Needle and surface electrode detection techniques
Signal conditioning and processing issues
Single- and multi-channel techniques for information extraction
Development and application of physical models
Advanced signal processing techniques
With its fresh engineering perspective, Electromyography offers physiologists, medical professionals, and students in biomedical engineering a new window into the far-reaching possibilities of this dynamic technology.
John L. Andreassi, "Psychophysiology Human Behavior and Physiological Response"
This highly readable and comprehensive overview of psychophysiology provides
information regarding the anatomy and physiology of various body systems,
methods of recording their activity, and ways in which these measures relate to
human behavior. Biofeedback applications are contained in a separate chapter and
discussions of stress management, job strain, and personality factors that
affect cardiovascular reactivity are presented. There is much of interest here
to the student, researcher, and clinician in behavioral medicine, ergonomics,
emotion, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, and health psychology.
Now in its fourth edition, Andreassi's Psychophysiology explores some of the newer areas of importance and updates findings in traditional topics of interest. Significant changes to this edition include:
*updated information on brain activity in memory, perception, and intelligence;
*new information on brain imaging and behavior;
*separate chapters on pupillography and eye movements;
*new information on the startle pattern and eyeblink;
*separate chapters on clinical and non-clinical applications;
*updated information on cardiovascular reactivity and personality;
*the latest biofeedback and ergonomics applications;
*novel findings in environmental psychophysiology;
*brief summaries at the end of each section; and
*an appendix on laboratory safety
Each chapter is a self-contained unit allowing instructors to customize the presentation of the material. With over 1,700 citations, Andreassi's Psychophysiology is the definitive text in the field.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted By Daniel G. Amen
Fifty percent of the brain is dedicated to vision.
How you look plays a large role in how you feel. Both matter
to your success at work and in your relationships.
It is not just vanity, it is about health.
To look and feel your best, you must first think about and
optimize your brain.
I live in Newport Beach, California. We have often been called the plastic society, because we have more plastic walking around our streets and beaches than almost anywhere else in the world. One of my friends says that God will never flood Newport Beach because all of the women will float. Most people throughout the world, not just in Newport Beach, care more about their faces, their boobs, their bellies, their butts, and their abs than they do their brains. But it is your brain that is the key to having the face, the breasts, the belly, the butt, the abs, and the overall health you have always wanted; and it is brain dysfunction, in large part, that ruins our bodies and causes premature aging.
It is your brain that decides to get you out of bed in the morning to exercise, to give you a stronger, leaner body, or to cause you to hit the snooze button and procrastinate your workout. It is your brain that pushes you away from the table telling you that you have had enough, or that gives you permission to have the second bowl of Rocky Road ice cream, making you look and feel like a blob. It is your brain that manages the stress in your life and relaxes you so that you look vibrant, or, when left unchecked, sends stress signals to the rest of your body and wrinkles your skin. And it is your brain that turns away cigarettes, too much caffeine, and alcohol, helping you look and feel healthy, or that gives you permission to smoke, to have that third cup of coffee, or to drink that third glass of wine, thus making every system in your body look and feel older.
Your brain is the command and control center of your body. If you want a better body, the first place to ALWAYS start is by having a better brain.
My interest in the brain-body connection started more than thirty years ago. As a college student, my thinking was influenced by the work of O. Carl Simonton, the oncologist who taught people to use visualization to boost their immune system in order to fight cancer. In medical school, I became trained in the use of medical hypnosis and began to see the powerful effect it can have on healing the body. I personally saw that it was helpful for treating headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, pain, weight loss, insomnia, a Parkinsonian tremor, and heart arrhythmias. I then became trained in a treatment technique called biofeedback and found that when I taught my patients to use their brains to warm their hands or breathe with their bellies, their whole body went into a relaxed state, which was helpful in decreasing stress, lowering blood pressure, and combating headaches.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness By Daniel G. Md Amen
BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK
In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with.
In this age of do-it-yourself health care (heck, if the doctor only sees you for 10 minutes each visit, what other options are there?), Change Your Brain, Change Your Life fits in perfectly. Filled with "brain prescriptions" (among them cognitive exercises and nutritional advice) that are geared toward readers who've experienced anxiety, depression, impulsiveness, excessive anger or worry, and obsessive behavior, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life milks the mind-body connection for all it's worth.
Written by a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has also authored a book on attention deficit disorder, Change Your Brain contains dozens of brain scans of patients with various neurological problems, from caffeine, nicotine, and heroin addiction to manic-depression to epilepsy. These scans, often showing large gaps in neurological activity or areas of extreme overactivity, are downright frightening to look at, and Dr. Amen should know better than to resort to such scare tactics. But he should also be commended for advocating natural remedies, including deep breathing, guided imagery, meditation, self-hypnosis, and biofeedback for treating disorders that are so frequently dealt with by prescription only.