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Molecular and biophysical mechanisms of arousal, alertness, and attention

Author: Donald W Pfaff; Brigitte L Kieffer
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Published by Blackwell Pub. on behalf of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2008.
Series: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 1129.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brain mechanisms for arousal, alertness, and attention underlie all cognitive functions and all emotional expression. This volume discusses the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and functional genomics  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Pfaff; Brigitte L Kieffer
ISBN: 9781573317030 1573317039
OCLC Number: 229430529
Description: xi, 372 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Mechanisms for the regulation of state changes in the central nervous system: an introduction --
Concepts and mechanisms of generalized central nervous system arousal --
Modulation of cortical activation and behavioral arousal by cholinergic and orexinergic systems --
Dopamine signaling in the dorsal striatum is essential for motivated behaviors: lessons from dopamine-deficient mice --
Ablation of the central noradrenergic neurons for unraveling their roles in stress and anxiety --
Neural substrates for sexual preference and motivation in the female and male rat --
Motivational influences on the degree and direction of sexual attraction --
Fear conditioning and long-term potentiation in the amygdala: what really is the connection? --
Insights into the pharmacological potential of estrogens and phytoestrogens on catecholamine signaling --
Central thalamic contributions to arousal regulation and neurological disorders of consciousness --
Intrinsic brain activity in altered states of consciousness: how conscious is the default mode of brain function? --
Detecting awareness in the vegetative state --
Neural mechanisms underlying selective attention to threat --
Toward a neurogenetic theory of neuroticism --
Gene expression is altered in the lateral hypothalamus upon activation of the mu opioid receptor --
Bipolar disorder as maladaptive arousal: a behavioral model and evidence --
Measuring alertness --
Molecular genetics of attention --
Potential anatomical basis for attentional modulation of hippocampal neurons --
Cholinergic mediation of attention: contributions of phasic and tonic increases in prefrontal cholinergic activity --
Neuronal mechanisms underlying attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: the influence of arousal on prefrontal cortical function --
Placing neuroanatomical models of executive function in a developmental context: imaging and imaging--genetic strategies --
Functional gene variation in the human norepinephrine transporter: association with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder --
Circadian and homeostatic factors in arousal --
Hypothalamic regulation of sleep and arousal --
Associations between sleep loss and increased risk of obesity and diabetes --
Sleep deprivation and vigilant attention --
Sleep and wakefulness in Drosophila melanogaster --
Why does consciousness fade in early sleep? --
Molecular mechanisms of sleep and wakefulness --
The in(put)s and out(put)s of the Drosophila circadian clock --
Peripheral circadian oscillators: interesting mechanisms and powerful tools.
Series Title: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 1129.
Responsibility: edited by Donald W. Pfaff and Brigitte L. Kieffer.
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