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Mechanisms for the Regulation of State Changes in the Central Nervous System: An Introduction: Donald W. Pfaff, Brigitte L. Kieffer, and Larry W. Swanson.
Part I: Elementary Central Nervous System Arousal:.
Mechanisms in the Animal Brain.
1. Concepts and Mechanisms of Generalized Central Nervous System Arousal: Donald Pfaff, Ana Ribeiro, James Matthews, and Lee–Ming Kow.
2. Modulation of Cortical Activation and Behavioral Arousal by Cholinergic and Orexinergic Systems: Barbara E. Jones.
3. Dopamine Signaling in the Dorsal Striatum is Essential for Motivated Behaviors: Lessons from Dopamine–deficient Mice: Richard D. Palmiter.
4. Ablation of the Central Noradrenergic Neurons for Unraveling Their Roles in Stress and Anxiety: Keiichi Itoi.
Heightened States of Arousal: Sex and Fear.
5. Neural Substrates for Sexual Preference and Motivation in the Female and Male Rat: Yasuo Sakuma.
6. Motivational Influences on the Degree and Direction of Sexual Attraction: Marisela Hernández–González, Miguel Angel Guevara, and Anders Ågmo.
7. Fear Conditioning and LTP in the Amygdala: What Really is the Connection?: P. Sah, R. F. Westbrook, and A. Lüthi.
8. Insights into the Pharmacological Potential of Estrogens and Phytoestrogens on Catecholamine Signaling: Nobuyuki Yanagihara, Yumiko Toyohira, and Yuko Shinohara.
Elementary Central Nervous System Arousal: Clinical Studies.
9. Central Thalamic Contributions to Arousal Regulation and Neurological Disorders of Consciousness: Nicholas D. Schiff.
10. Intrinsic Brain Activity in Altered States of Consciousness: How Conscious is the Default Mode of Brain Function?: M. Boly, C. Phillips, L. Tshibanda, A. Vanhaudenhuyse, M. Schabus, T.T. Dang–Vu, G. Moonen, R. Hustinx, P. Maquet, and S. Laureys.
11. Detecting Awareness in the Vegetative State: Adrian M. Owen and Martin R. Coleman.
Part II: The Emotion Cognition Interface:.
12. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Selective Attention to Threat: Sonia J Bishop.
13. Toward a Neurogenetic Theory of Neuroticism: Turhan Canli.
14. Gene Expression is Altered in the Lateral Hypothalamus upon Activation of the Mu Opioid Receptor: K. Befort, D. Filliol, E. Darcq, A. Ghate, A. Matifas, A. Lardenois, J. Muller, C. Thibault, D. Dembele, O. Poch, and B.L. Kieffer.
15. Bipolar Disorder as Maladaptive Arousal: A Behavioral Model and Evidence: Dean F. MacKinnon.
Part III: Alertness and Attention:.
16. Measuring Alertness: Michael I. Posner.
17. Molecular Genetics of Attention: Mark A. Bellgrove and Jason B. Mattingley.
18. Anatomical Basis for the Attentional Modulation of Hippocampal Neurons: David C. Rowland and Clifford G. Kentros.
19. Cholinergic Mediation of Attention: Contributions of Phasic and Tonic Increases in Prefrontal Cholinergic Activity: Vinay Parikh and Martin Sarter.
Attention Deficit Disorders.
20. Neuronal Mechanisms Underlying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The Influence of Arousal on Prefrontal Cortical Function: Avis R. Brennan and Amy F.T. Arnsten.
21. Placing Neuroanatomical Models of Executive Function in a Developmental Context: Imaging and Imaging–genetic Strategies: Karin Brocki, Jin Fan, and John Fossella.
22. Functional Gene Variation in the Human Norepinephrine Transporter: Association with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Chun–Hyung Kim, Irwin D. Waldman, Randy D. Blakely, and Kwang–Soo Kim.
Part IV: Circadian Rhythms in the Activation of Behavior:.
Physiologic Mechanisms of Arousal and Sleep.
23. Circadian and Homeostatic Factors in Arousal: Rae Silver and Joseph LeSauter.
24. Hypothalamic Regulation of Sleep and Arousal: Ronald Szymusiak and Dennis McGinty.
25. Associations between Sleep Loss and Increased Risk of Obesity and Diabetes: Kristen L. Knutson and Eve Van Cauter.
26. Sleep Deprivation and Vigilant Attention: Julian Lim and David F. Dinges.
Genomics of Sleep and Biological Clocks.
27. Sleep and Wakefulness in Drosophila melanogaster: Chiara Cirelli and Daniel Bushey.
28. Why does Consciousness Fade in Early Sleep?: Giulio Tononi and Marcello Massimini.
29. Molecular Mechanisms of Sleep and Wakefulness: Miroslaw Mackiewicz, Nirinjini Naidoo, John E. Zimmerman, and Allan I. Pack.
30. The In(put)s and Out(put)s of the Drosophila Circadian Clock: Catharine E. Boothroyd and Michael W. Young.
31. Peripheral Circadian Oscillators: Interesting Mechanisms and Powerful Tools: Ludmila Cuninkova and Steven A. Brown