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Coma Science, Vol 177. Progress in Brain Research

  • ID: 1758611
  • Book
  • 448 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This serial is firmly established as an extensive documentation of the advances in contemporary brain research.  Each volume presents authoritative reviews and original articles by invited specialists. This volume concentrates on coma and consciousness science. presenting articles from leading figures in the area on the clinical and ethical implications of work in this field.   The book provides a thorough review of the various aspects of coma science from a review of the concepts, questioning of recent advances, case studies, through to where research in the field is heading.

* Provides the reader with a unique overview of all aspects of new advances in coma science

* Broad focus with contributions by the top scientists worldwide in the respective disciplines

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  1. Introducing Consciousness
    Adam Zeman (Peninsula Medical School, UK)
  2. Behavioral correlates of consciousness
    Joseph Giacino (JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, NJ, USA)
  3. Controversy on the definition of death
    James Bernat (Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA)
  4. Outcome from anoxic coma
    John Whyte (Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Philadelphia, US)
  5. Life expectancy issues after brain injury
    Nathan Zasler (University of Virginia, Glen Allen, USA)
  6. Brain function in sleep
    Habib Benali (Paris)
  7. Pharmacological coma and the boundaries of unconsciousness
    Pierre Boveroux, Rohan Dixit, Michael Greicius (Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA)
  8. Consciousness and epilepsy: Why are complex partial seizures complex? - Hal Blumenfeld (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA)
  9. The comatose resting brain
    Rafi Malach (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  10. MRI spectroscopy and DTI in coma survivors: promises & pitfalls
    Louis Puybasset (Paris, France)
  11. Measuring consciousness: a perturbational approach
    Marcello Massimini (University of Milano, Italy)
  12. Transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation in coma
    Natalllia Lapitskaya and Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen (Hammel, Denmark)
  13. Pharmacological arousal in comatose states
    Ross Zafonte (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)
  14. Zolpidem treatment in disorders of consciousness
    Ralf Clauss (Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK)
  15. Advantages and pitfalls of intrathecal administration of GABA agonist in management of chronic vegetative state Takaomi Taira (Tokyo)
  16. TBA
    Douglas Katz (Boston, MA, USA)
  17. TBA
    Flora Hammond (Charlotte, NC)
  18. The neurophysiology of brain computer interface control
    Andrea Kübler and Christa Neuper (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  19. Deep brain stimulation and modulation of consciousness
    Nicholas D. Schiff (Cornell University, NY, USA)
  20. Quality of life in locked-in syndrome Dorothee Lule (University of Ulm, Germany)
  21. Defining personal loss after severe brain damage (Isabelle Lutte, Law Dept, Catholic University Louvain, Belgium)
  22. The neuroethics of measuring and modulating consciousness
    Joseph J. Fins (Cornell University, NY, USA)
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