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21. Neurobiology of Peripheral Nerve
22. Neurobiology of Obesity
23. Biological Rhythms (Handbooks
24. The Neurobiology of Learning and
25. Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology
26. Behavioral Neurobiology: The Cellular
27. The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy:
28. Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology
29. The Neurobiology of Pain (Molecular
30. The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation
31. Complex Systems: Operational Approaches
32. Self-Agency in Psychotherapy:
33. Love and War in Intimate Relationships:
34. Affect Regulation and the Origin
35. Neurobiology: Molecules, Cells
36. Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative
37. The Neurobiology of Taste and
38. Emotional Intelligence in Couples
39. Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease
40. Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative

21. Neurobiology of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
by Douglas W. Zochodne
Hardcover: 284 Pages (2008-11-10)
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Peripheral nerve disorders are among the most common neurological problems that clinicians face, yet few therapies and interventions are available to arrest or reverse the damage associated with them. Summarizing this important, but neglected, area of neuroscience, Doug Zochodne addresses the peripheral nervous system and its unique neurobiology. He summarises current basic ideas about the molecular mechanisms involved in both nerve degeneration and regeneration and what approaches can be used to address it experimentally. Heavily illustrated throughout, and including a 32 page color plate section, this book will serve as a valuable reference for academic researchers and graduate students. ... Read more

22. Neurobiology of Obesity
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2008-08-11)
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Obesity is one of the prime contributors to ill health in modern society, affecting around 20-25% of the population. It can cause or exacerbate a variety of health problems and is often associated with several other diseases including type II diabetes, coronary heart disease and certain types of cancer. Significant progress has been made in understanding the role of the nervous system and, in particular, the complex interplay between a range of orexigenic and anorectic agents within specific hypothalamic nuclei in the regulation of energy balance, appetite and adiposity. Several different neuronal pathways, neurotransmitters and hormones have been identified as major players in the regulation of feeding behavior and body weight and these are now being targeted as having therapeutic potential. Written for academic researchers and graduate students, Neurobiology of Obesity is a concise overview of recent developments in this field, authored by leading international experts. ... Read more

23. Biological Rhythms (Handbooks of Behavioral Neurobiology)
 Hardcover: 563 Pages (1981-04-01)
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24. The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
by Jerry W. Rudy
Hardcover: 380 Pages (2008-04-11)
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To understand how the brain learns and remembers requires an integration of psychological concepts and behavioral methods with mechanisms of synaptic plasticity systems and systems neuroscience. The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is a new undergraduate textbook that provides a synthesis of this interdisciplinary field. Each chapter makes the key concepts transparent and accessible to a reader with a minimal background in either neurobiology or psychology and is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs and line art depicting important concepts and experimental data. The first section of the book is organized around the central ideas that synapses are plastic and can be modified by experience and that the synapse is the basic unit of information storage. It introduces students to the long-term potentiation methodology used to study how synapses are modified, the concepts of post-translation processes, genomic signaling processes, local protein synthesis and synaptic tagging, and how they contribute to strengthening synapses. It emphasizes the various ways calcium regulates processes that strengthen synapses and ends with a discussion on the structure of dendritic spines and how changes in the spine s structure contribute to its function and stability. The second section builds on this foundation to show how molecules and cellular processes that have been identified from studies of synaptic plasticity also participate in the making of memories. It features a discussion of the basic conceptual issues researchers face in trying to relate memory to molecules and describes some of the behavioral and neurobiological methods that are used. This section also introduces the concept of memory modulation and discusses the fate of retrieved memories and how they can be modified. The final section of the book is organized around the multiple memory systems view that different neural systems have evolved to store the content contained in our experience. It features discussion of the medial-temporal hippocampal system that supports episodic memory, the concept of systems consolidation, and its relationship to Ribot s law that memories become resistant to disruption as they age. The cortico-striatal system and its relationship to what are called behavioral actions and habits is described, and this section ends with a discussion of neural systems involved in the acquisition and removal of emotional memories. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome textbook!
(As context, I'm a grad student in psychology and neuroscience.) I know something about learning and memory, although I'm not an expert, so I was looking for a good reference text. I found it! This is an exceptionally well-written textbook. It covers the material in sufficient detail to make it authoritative, but in a way that sticks to the essentials so it is not cluttered with unnecessary detail. The writing style is clear and simple. The graphics are exceptional, and really help to make the material in the text clear. I would highly recommend this book if you are interested in learning and memory.

5-0 out of 5 stars A New Standard
The coverage is comprehensive, the exposition a model of clarity. The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory sets a new standard for textbooks in neuropsychology. ... Read more

25. Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology and Treatment
Paperback: 398 Pages (2007-03-20)
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Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology and Treatment offers an advanced introduction to this symptom, process, and pattern of personality organization seen in several trauma-related disorders, including acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the dissociative disorders. The authors track the condition from its earliest historical conceptualization to its most recent neurobiological understanding to show that greater insight into traumatic dissociation can be obtained from clinical progress in treatment models and strategies. Useful as a clinical reference or as ancillary textbook, this work reorganizes phenomenological observations that have been previously been overlooked, misunderstood, or neglected in traditional training.

Bringing together for the first time theoretical, cognitive, and neurobiological perspectives on traumatic dissociation, this volume is designed to provide both empirical and therapeutic insights into traumatic dissociation. Opening chapters examine historical, conceptual, and theoretical issues and how other fields, such as cognitive psychology, have been applied to the study of traumatic dissociation. The following section focuses specifically on how neurobiological investigations have deepened our understanding of dissociation. Concluding chapters explore issues pertinent to the assessment and treatment of traumatic dissociation. Key issues covered include the interacting effects of traumatic experience, developmental history, neurobiological function, and specific vulnerabilities to dissociative processes that underlie the occurrence of traumatic dissociation. ... Read more

26. Behavioral Neurobiology: The Cellular Organization of Natural Behavior
by Thomas J. Carew
Paperback: 435 Pages (2004-06-30)
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Behavioral Neurobiology provides a novel treatment of the neural basis of behavior. The pedagogical premise of the book is that general insights into the neuronal organization of behavior can be gained by examining neural solutions that have evolved in animals to solve problems encountered in their particular environmental niches. The author presents in-depth "case studies" of individual animals from which themes clearly emerge, taking on additional meaning by being considered in a real-world behavioral context. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent bridge from biology to behavior
With few exceptions the fields of neurobiology, ethology, and animal learning proceed in parallel in the academy, practitioners toiling productively in their respective fields but too rarely taking the time to exchange findings with people who share their questions if not their methods.This book builds wonderful, enlightening bridges between these disciplines, and in the process provides explanations for fascinating phenomena that cannot be fully understood at just one level of analysis.How, for example, does an owl know where in space the sound of a mouse scrabbling through leaves originates?How do bats manage to extract auditory images of the world precise enough to catch mosquitos on the fly?How do songbirds learn to sing just the right song in a world full of other birds singing other songs?These and many other specific questions are answered in ways that illuminate more general principles about how brains work so that by the end of the book one has a very strong sense of the possibility that the complexity of behavior in all its forms really can be brought into focus and explained in ways that are very satisfying.Given the technical nature of much of the basic research this is a very manageable read, although some prior background in one or more of the relevant disciplines makes the experience that much more rewarding.It's technically a text book, but it's a great read. ... Read more

27. The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain (Second Edition)(Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
by Louis Cozolino
Hardcover: 480 Pages (2010-04-26)
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How the brain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of human beings.Incontrast to this view, recent theoretical advances in brain imaging have revealedthat the brain is an organ continually built and re-built by one's experience. Weare now beginning to learn that many forms of psychotherapy, developed in theabsence of any scientific understanding of the brain, are supported by neuroscientificfindings. In fact, it could be argued that to be an effective psychotherapistthese days it is essential to have some basic understanding of neuroscience.Louis Cozolino's The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Second Edition is the perfect place to start.

In a beautifully written and accessible synthesis, Cozolino illustrates how thebrain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of humanbeings. As the book so elegantly argues, all forms of psychotherapy--frompsychoanalysis to behavioral interventions--are successful to the extent towhich they enhance change in relevant neural circuits.

Beginning with an overview of the intersecting fields of neuroscience andpsychotherapy, this book delves into the brain's inner workings, from basicneuronal building blocks to complex systems of memory, language, and theorganization of experience. It continues by explaining the development andorganization of the healthy brain and the unhealthy brain. Common problemssuch as anxiety, trauma, and codependency are discussed from a scientificand clinical perspective. Throughout the book, the science behind the brain'sworking is applied to day-to-day experience and clinical practice.

Written for psychotherapists and others interested in the relationship betweenbrain and behavior, this book encourages us to consider the brain when attemptingto understand human development, mental illness, and psychological health.Fully and thoroughly updated with the many neuroscientific developments thathave happened in the eight years since the publication of the first edition, thisrevision to the bestselling book belongs on the shelf of all practitioners. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Can Knowing More about the Brain Make you a more Effective Therapist?
Cozolino presents a convincing case for brain knowledge improving all types of therapy.A dense tome, condensed from an even thicker previous edition.Needs to be read, studied,read again & discussed; the time taken is worth it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mind Altering
Any individual who has faced, or is facing, the need to replace destructive or unproductive patterns of behavior and thought engrained in them from childhood, will be absolutely inspired by Dr. Cozolino's revelations in this book.This book should be required reading for every professional serving the mental health field, and for every parent who wants to send healthy children into their adult years.You don't need to be a psychologist, psychiatrist or any other medical professional to glean enormous value and insight from this work!

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read & Understand
I had to buy this book for a class and could not put it down! Fascinating, informative, and easy to read and understand. Cozolino makes this topic interesting and fun. I have highlighted all over my copy and plan to keep it on my bookshelf for years to come. I definately would recommend this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, informative, readable book
Great book. Very informative and readable. A little to gender biased - everything is about the mother-child dyad. Many, many healthy well-adjusted children are raised by adults who were not thier mothers. I wish Cozolino would have used different wording when refering to the importance of the initial primary caregiver-child relationship.

5-0 out of 5 stars Find out how psychotherapy works!
After over a century of the 'talking cure' helping people with their mental suffering, we finally are able to shine a light on the physical, neurological basis for the changes that happen in the brain after a prolonged therapeutic interaction between patient and therapist. Louis Cozolino is an excellent teacher and with great ease and clarity shows how the brain changes as a result of experiences, both traumatic and healing. He explains how it can become a strong and integrated organ that regulates our emotional states and focusses us towards our goals, if the person it inhabits has a successful experience of attaching securely to the caretaker. He also illustrates the damage that the brain suffers when deprived of the needed opportunity for a secure relationship. Fortunately our brains are able to change given new experiences. This 'plasticity' is what allows us to learn new things at any age, by growing new neurons and new pathways between them and prior structures. The author illustrates in great deal the regulatory architecture of the brain, and how psychotherapy when based on a trusting, safe and emotionally significant relationship helps the rational left brain sooth and modulate the affective right hemisphere, and the cortex in general to exert top down inhibition of the emotion generating limbic system. Excellent and highly recommended. ... Read more

28. Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums, and Other Extraordinary People
Hardcover: 219 Pages (2009-11-12)
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Welcome to the world of Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums, and Other Extraordinary People. Here, experts in the emerging field of neurobiological study make the case that while many claims of psychic ability are easily proven false, there may well be claimants who can obtain information in ways not easily explained by mainstream science—and there might be scientific tools and approaches available to confirm those experiences.

Written by an expert team of distinguished investigators from a half dozen countries around the world, Mysterious Minds introduces readers to the current state of research into parapsychological experiences, emphasizing the neurobiological data obtained by those who claim to be psychics or mediums. It offers specific examples of paranormal claims of extraordinary people—claims scrutinized through the use of high-tech brain imaging, clinical neurological examinations, and psychotropic drugs. The book concludes by proposing a series of models based on fundamental neurobiology, psychology, and quantum physics that could help us unravel these mental mysteries.

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5-0 out of 5 stars HIgh-tech studies of mysterious abilities
MYSTERIOUS MINDS is an excellent compilation of science's investigations of mediumistic and other anomalous human abilities by experts in the field of psi and neurobiology.Highly recommended to anyone seriously interested in these phenomena. ... Read more

29. The Neurobiology of Pain (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2005-11-10)
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The last decade has seen major advances in the neurobiology of pain, primarily resulting from a deeper understanding of the way in which pain signals are coded and processed in the nervous system. This volume in the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology is the first book for many years to present an integrated overview of the current state of research into the neurobiology of chronic and acute pain. While recent molecular aspects of nociception are covered in some detail, the book also emphasises the importance of viewing the pain experience as the co-ordinated response of many different areas of the nervous system. The molecular advances are set in the context of the neurobiological system of pain processing. The appropriate behavioural response to injury can therefore be thought of as the result of the integration of information processed within areas of the brain concerned with cognition, affect, sensory discrimination and movement. Chapters cover recent advances in nociceptor transduction mechanisms, nociceptor plasticity and the biochemical anatomy of pain pathways. Other contributions are concerned with the development of pain systems and with the central processing of nociceptive information studied with brain imaging techniques. Several chapters additionally cover the mechanisms of clinically important pain states such as neuropathic pain, cancer related pain and migraine. A new volume in the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology series, this volume presents a state-of-the-art account of the neurobiological basis of pain, edited and written by the leading scientists in this field. ... Read more

30. The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
by Onno van der Hart, Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis, Kathy Steele
Hardcover: 440 Pages (2006-11-17)
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Life is an ongoing struggle for patients who have been chronicallytraumatized.
They typically have a wide array of symptoms, often classified under different combinations of comorbidity, which can make assessment and treatment complicated and confusing for the therapist.

Many patients havesubstantial problems with daily living andrelationships, including serious intrapsychicconflicts and maladaptive coping strategies.Their suffering essentially relates to aterrifying and painful past that haunts them.Even when survivors attempt to hide theirdistress beneath a facade of normality—acommon strategy—therapists often feel besiegedby their many symptoms and serious pain. Smallwonder that many survivors of chronictraumatization have seen several therapists with little if any gains, and that quite a few havebeen labeled as untreatable or resistant.

Inthis book, three leading researchers andclinicians share what they have learned fromtreating and studying chronically traumatizedindividuals across more than 65 years ofcollective experience. Based on the theory ofstructural dissociation of the personality incombination with a Janetian psychology ofaction, the authors have developed a model ofphase-oriented treatment that focuses on theidentification and treatment of structuraldissociation and related maladaptive mental andbehavioral actions. The foundation of thisapproach is to support patients in learning more effective mental and behavioral actions that will enable them to become more adaptive in life andto resolve their structural dissociation. Thisprinciple implies an overall therapeutic goal of raising the integrative capacity, in order tocope with the demands of daily life and dealwith the haunting remnants of the past, with the “unfinished business” of traumatic memories.

Ofinterest to clinicians, students of clinicalpsychology and psychiatry, as well as toresearchers, all those interested in adultsurvivors of chronic child abuse and neglectwill find helpful insights and tools that maymake the treatment more effective and efficient, and more tolerable for the suffering patient. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars PASP(1)(tm) Resource Seal of Approval: Book Review--The Haunted Self
Structural Dissociation of the Personality

The leading theorists on the subject recognize that reactions to extreme stress can lead to one or more differing diagnosis, and that inherent in said traumatic reactions is structural dissociation of the personality. Where three types of structural dissociation have been postulated: primary structural dissociation, secondary structural dissociation and tertiary structural dissociation.

Primary structural dissociation involves simple PTSD, and dissociative amnesia, where the Emotional Personality (EP) and the Apparently Normal Personality (ANP) have become disenfranchised or fragmented. The EP "...is fixated in the trauma and associated experiences....[and the ANP]...is fixated in avoidance of the trauma, manifesting detachment, numbing, and partial or complete amnesia" (Steele, van der Hart, and Nijenhuis, n.d., para. 8).

PTSD is not only about personal protection or self preservation but in its essence a mechanism of such endeavors, thus becoming a self-perpetual entity in of itself (the EP can develop into a sub-personality, a component of Dissociative Identity Disorder [DID]). Almost as if it has become self-aware and not only will it steer one away from danger, but also away from its own demise; a seemingly serendipitous supra-intelligent guidance of the subconscious.

The EP has evolutionary roots in defensive mechanisms that propelled us through the traumatic experience(s), an inborn reactionary system that can become entrenched within the mind. The EP's success in our survival leads us to firmly identify with this part of ourselves and engages in obsessive and compulsive rumination of the defensive mechanisms and exhibits as symptomatology.

The ANP has become the mode of operation whereby the individual can engage everyday operational tasks. Such as "...attachment, energy management, reproduction and rearing of children, socialization, play, and exploration" (para. 12). To do so, the ANP's main function is to avoid the intrusive thoughts and fear potentials.

In a constant threat environment, the evolutionary response system and the benefits of survival further encapsulates the differentiated states of mind. Secondary structural dissociation is a result of this prolonged and saturated state of being. A fluid environment demands that we engage in concerted efforts to survive, to do otherwise means death. Animalistic reflexive defense mechanisms such as the fight or flight response or submissive freezing, delve into the realm of "...complex PTSD or disorders of extreme stress (DES), trauma-induced borderline personality disorder, and dissociative disorders not otherwise specified" (para. 12).

Tertiary structural dissociation results from the complete fragmentation of the EP and the ANP. Whereby numerous ANP's can develop to engage different aspects of a persons life, such as putting on your "work hat" to enable the separation of a traumatic existence to a work self, the social self, etc. Here we find the diagnosis of DID, where traumatic associations or triggers have inundated the individual and submerges them into a function of constantly changing identities governed by situational exchanges.

5-0 out of 5 stars the haunted self
The Haunted Self is written for professionals.It is thorough in the examples it provides and clearly outlines the treatment stages for dissociative disorders.There is almost no information from the viewpoint of people with the disorder which would have added more life to the treatment stages.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Haunted Self - An Indispensible Guide and Resource for Clinicians
Treating people with dissociative disorders is a very difficult enterprise for which most mental health professionals are poorly prepared. Education programs neglect the area and even otherwise reputable textbooks are unhelpful. Many members of the community and even quite senior mental health professionals display a lack of understanding and even scepticism and antagonism to the very concept of dissociation. This is directed towards those who suffer from dissociative disorders and those who try to treat them. Thus sufferers are often isolated from effective help and clinicians also are isolated, poorly prepared and often at a loss as to how to embark on the complex task of therapy when they do encounter people with such problems.

"The Haunted Self" provides a scholarly, comprehensive and practical work for everyone interested in the area and is particularly helpful as a guide and a resource for poorly isolated clinicians. It is a wonderful work of creative synthesis of 150 years of work in the field of dissociation. While not neglecting the work of more contemporary thinkers, the authors own their great debt to the work Pierre Janet carried out 100 years ago. With some important exceptions, Janet's brilliant insights into the field of "hysteria" and dissociation have been neglected in the English speaking world. The authors' enviable command of European languages gives them access to his and other important works not published or neglected in English.

The book provides an excellent balance of the theoretical and the practical. It is set out in 3 sections. The first deals with the authors' concept of structural dissociation, the second deals with chronic traumatisation and links it to Janet's theories while the third sets out an approach to treatment.

Traumatic experiences at any age can have serious consequences and this is covered in the book. In childhood,in particular, early trauma such as abuse and neglect, of a physical, sexual or emotional nature, exert pervasive, destructive effects, which may extend far into adult life. The authors point out that children have pathetically inadequate resources with which to cope with the horrors to which, tragically, they are sometimes subjected. They refer to Janet's concept of their having an inadequate "mental level" i.e. integrative capacity to cope adaptively with these experiences. They coined and developed the term "structural dissociation" to describe the complex response to such abuse.

The authors develop the concept of of "action systems." These are psychobiological responses which can be divided into two major groups - those in response to attractive stimuli and those which defend against noxious ones. Traumatic situations in childhood often evoke both responses simultaneously e.g. a response to an abusive caregiver in which fear and attraction are mingled giving rise to intolerable conflict. Such intense feelings and the unbearable terror and arousal produced by trauma are referred to as "vehement emotions."

The book describes the impact of these powerful feelings in producing a loss of integration and cohesion in the personality. As a result intolerable feelings and memories are segregated from complete awareness and traumatised people move between different identity states. In some states they are locked into traumatic events which are constantly re-experienced with their associated overwhelming emotions. In other states they are cut off from the memories and experiences of the trauma and are phobic and avoidant towards anything that threatens to remind them of the trauma and of the internal states which carry the trauma experiences.

Charles Myers' work with soldiers from World War I is recalled. He described splits into what he called "Apparently normal personalities" and "Emotional personalities" in response to combat trauma giving rise to structural dissociation.

The second section focuses on Janet's theories in relation to trauma. As the authors say, "the inclusion of Janet's work is not a romantic flight into history. His ideas on actions are most helpful and practical in understanding the plight of trauma survivors"

And so they are although, initially, I myself had to exert a fair amount of effort to understand and start to apply these concepts. I think most people unfamiliar with Janet's work would have similar problems but the effort is very worth while. Interestingly, although clinicians brought up with other theoretical models may share my problem, I have found that the concepts, are easily grasped and make perfect sense to people struggling with trauma related disorders. Concepts such as synthesis, presentification, personification and action tendencies and their hierarchies are discussed in depth and applied to clinical problems.

The final section on treatment begins with a useful section on assessment. It then outlines a three phase approach to treatment. The first phase involves stabilisation and symptom reduction, the second the treatment of traumatic memories and the third personality integration and rehabilitation.

Those who read The Haunted Self will quickly discern that it is the work of highly skilled clinicians not simply theorists. All who have battled with the problems of trauma affected people will recognise that the authors have travelled the same paths and will find their guidance very valuable.

I have stressed the worth of this excellent book to clinicians but a number of my more sophisticated patients have also found reading it very valuable. It is certainly a wonderful validation of this body of work that it does make so much sense to those very people who have to live their lives with the consequences of trauma.

David Leonard

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
This is a must read for counsellors working with dissociative clients. It is well-written, easy to understand (although the problem of dissociative disorder is very complex) and gives practical advice and strategies.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is just wonderfull!
This book is just wonderfull! I deeply enjoyed reading it - and much more :) - applying its concepts and practical guidelines into the complex clinical work with traumatized individuals. Myself, psychotherapist, child and adolescent psychiatrist in Ukraine - I found this book most clinically useful book I have read in few last years about trauma-related disorders. It gives clarity into this very complex dimensions of inner and outer lives of chronically traumatized individuals and it helps to empathically understand their suffering. From this empathic understanding well-paced and well-structured therapy can take place. And from my clinical practice I saw how useful and effective are concepts and practical therapeutic guidelines from this book. So I highly recommend this book for everyone working in the field of trauma-related disorders, and I also highly recommend this book to publishers for translations and publication in other languages. This knowledge must become widely available so we can better assist traumatized individuals in their inner healing. Special thanks to authors for their great work! ... Read more

31. Complex Systems: Operational Approaches in Neurobiology, Physics and Computers (Springer Series in Synergetics, Vol 31)
 Hardcover: 375 Pages (1985-12)
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32. Self-Agency in Psychotherapy: Attachment, Autonomy, and Intimacy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
by Jean Knox
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2010-12-06)
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A discussion of the self, both in and out of therapy.This book discusses how people come to perceive themselves, the impact of past trauma and attachments on selfhood and self-concept, and how self-perception can impact the most intimate relationships. Written by an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and analyst. ... Read more

33. Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
by Marion F. Solomon, Stan Tatkin
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2011-04-11)
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What happens between partners that makes love turn to war?How can couples therapists help de-escalate the battles? Here, two leading therapists apply the latest neuroscience research on emotional arousal to teach readers to help couples regulate each other’s emotions, maintain their secure attachment, and foster positive relationships. ... Read more

34. Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development
by Allan N. Schore
Paperback: 736 Pages (1999-04-01)
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During the past decade a diverse group of disciplines have simultaneously intensified their attention upon the scientific study of emotion. This proliferation of research on affective phenomena has been paralleled by an acceleration of investigations of early human structural and functional development. Developmental neuroscience is now delving into the ontogeny of brain systems that evolve to support the psychobiological underpinnings of socioemotional functioning. Studies of the infant brain demonstrate that its maturation is influenced by the environment and is experience-dependent. Developmental psychological research emphasizes that the infant's expanding socioaffective functions are critically influenced by the affect-transacting experiences it has with the primary caregiver. Concurrent developmental psychoanalytic research suggests that the mother's affect regulatory functions permanently shape the emerging self's capacity for self-organization. Studies of incipient relational processes and their effects on developing structure are thus an excellent paradigm for the deeper apprehension of the organization and dynamics of affective phenomena.

This book brings together and presents the latest findings of socioemotional studies emerging from the developmental branches of various disciplines. It supplies psychological researchers and clinicians with relevant, up-to-date developmental neurobiological findings and insights, and exposes neuroscientists to recent developmental psychological and psychoanalytic studies of infants. The methodology of this theoretical research involves the integration of information that is being generated by the different fields that are studying the problem of socioaffective development--neurobiology, behavioral neurology, behavioral biology, sociobiology, social psychology, developmental psychology, developmental psychoanalysis, and infant psychiatry. A special emphasis is placed upon the application and incorporation of current developmental data from neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, and neuroendocrinology into the main body of developmental theory.

More than just a review of several literatures, the studies cited in this work are used as a multidisciplinary source pool of experimental data, theoretical concepts, and clinical observations that form the base and scaffolding of an overarching heuristic model of socioemotional development that is grounded in contemporary neuroscience. This psychoneurobiological model is then used to generate a number of heuristic hypotheses regarding the proximal causes of a wide array of affect-related phenomena--from the motive force that drives human attachment to the proximal causes of psychiatric disturbances and psychosomatic disorders, and indeed to the origin of the self.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Often Recommended
The mother influences the child's growth and development. That's pretty obvious. This book goes to the neurobiological underpinnings of this phenomenon, referring to several thousand studies, to show how the connection between mother and child actual influences the way the child's brain develops. It is a treasure trove of information on how the prefrontal cortex matures through interaction with the mother in the early stages of life.

As organizer of The Futurehealth Winter Brain Meeting, I have repeatedly recommended this book to colleagues who have an interest in frontal lobes, to attachment disorder, to the links between the brain and self control, violence in the schools, and even, in a recent on-line listserve discussion with a former president of APA, who suggested that first come values and then positive emotions. This books strongly suggests that first come positive emotions and experiences and these lead to establishment of a brain w hich is responsible and well regulated. This is no light read. But Schore is worth it. He's brilliant.

5-0 out of 5 stars An exceptionally thorough, well written study
I found this book exceptionally engaging and fascinating. I have read much about the development of affective, cognitive, psycho-sexual, self and gender development, and wanted to learn more about the physiological andanatomical correlates to the observable behaviors in babies and children,and this book was 100% satisfying. The author painstakingly discussesBowlby, Ainsworth, Spitz and other attachment theorists, providing theessential facts of affective and attachment development, and then in a veryclear, understandable way, provides the neuroanatomic and neurochemicalexplanations of the observed phenomena. The book is intensively researched,and the ideas are developed in a sequential, logical and easy-to-followmanner. I recommend reading Robert Karen's book "BecomingAttached" first, to truly understand Schore's book. ... Read more

35. Neurobiology: Molecules, Cells and Systems
by Gary G. Matthews
Hardcover: 563 Pages (2001-01-15)
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Asin: 0632044969
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Well illustrated textbook for undergraduates. Includes coverage of nervous system structure, contains boxed sections on current techniques. Colorful format. Includes new chapters, more clinical correlations, and new pedagogical devices. Previous edition: c1998. DNLM: Nervous System Physiology. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Confusion with class
This is one of those books that at first you think is put together right, but once you actually understand the material you realize that either the authors did not understand their own subject matter or that they assumed you already understood the material and you just bought this book to fill up your shelf. I would rate this below zero, but I don't think they would let me. Basically your time would be better spent watching the stooges. ... Read more

36. Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative Approach
by Günther K. H. Zupanc
Paperback: 400 Pages (2010-07-01)
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Animals often exhibit intriguing and captivating patterns of behavior, from migration and homing to communication. But how is this behavior controlled? Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative Approach, Second Edition, introduces undergraduate students to the fascinating field of neuroethology, the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behavior. Written in a lively, accessible style, it examines the key ideas that underpin this intricate subject and describes many of the groundbreaking discoveries in the field.

Beginning with a look at the history of the study of behavior--from Aristotle to recent breakthroughs and predictions for the future--the text then reviews the ethological and neurobiological concepts that constitute the basic tools of behavioral neurobiology before moving on to the field of neuroethology itself. Each chapter not only describes the major findings in a specific area, but also examines the experimental methods used to obtain these results and the researchers behind them.

Taking a comparative zoological approach, Behavioral Neurobiology, Second Edition, enables students to gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of the field without becoming overwhelmed by excessive details. The text is enhanced by detailed case studies, a wide range of examples, summaries of key points, biographical sketches of eminent researchers, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. A Companion Website offers additional resources for students and instructors.

New to this edition:

* New "Advanced Topic" features that encourage students to engage with the primary literature and develop critical thinking and reading skills

* A new chapter on circadian rhythms that looks at classical experiments and recent advances in the molecular understanding of biological clocks

* Expanded coverage of action potentials, synaptic transmission, and additional model systems

* Improved figures and an extensive new glossary ... Read more

37. The Neurobiology of Taste and Smell, 2nd Edition
Hardcover: 496 Pages (2000-09-12)
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Asin: 0471257214
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Edited by Thomas E. Finger, Wayne L. Silver, and Diego Restrepo

The ability to detect chemicals in one’s surroundings is a vital function for organisms ranging from single cells to insects to humans.The explosion of information provided by molecular and cellular biology has contributed greatly to our understanding of how the chemical senses function in these organisms and is the impetus for the second edition of The Neurobiology of Taste and Smell.This updated edition contains all-new chapters by many new contributors, although this edition, like the first, is intended to provide an introduction to the field itself.The second edition incorporates the significant strides that have been made with the application of modern cell and molecular techniques. It includes the following subjects:

  • Chemical sensitivity and sensibility
  • Olfaction
  • Gustation
  • Genetic models of chemoreception
  • Chemosensory signaling
  • Transduction and the molecular biology of olfaction and taste
  • And much more

Covering a wide range of disciplines including neurobiology, molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and psychology, The Neurobiology of Taste and Smell, Second Edition provides a comprehensive description of the crucial issues and important developments within each area.Students and researchers in neuroscience and cell and molecular biology, in addition to new investigators to the field, will find the Second Edition an essential reference of updated information. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional and timely second edition
This exceptional and timely second edition provides a much-needed update.The volume focuses around how the chemical senses work, with coverage ranging from microorganisms to humans and from genetics to behavior.Research in these areas has grown rapidly in the past decade; more than anything, this work illustrates how far we have come in understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie taste and olfaction.With coverage that is both comprehensive and succinct, features its readers will value, this volume is a "must-have" for everyone doing research on or teaching about the chemical senses. (And almost like a hidden treasure, at the end of each chapter there is a superb bibliography.) --Vincent E. Dionne, Boston University ... Read more

38. Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy: Advances in Neurobiology and the Science of Intimate Relationships
by Brent J. Atkinson
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2005-10-08)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"A tour de force of scientific sophistication and clinical wisdom. Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy will be a classic!"—Douglas H. Sprenkle, Ph.D., Director, Doctoral Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University

Atkinson introduces Pragmatic/Experiential Therapy for Couples (PETC), a step-by-step approach to working with couples that facilitates relationship change by promoting increased levels of neural integration in each partner. Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy and the PET-C approach are for anyone working with couples and seeking a new way to approach and understand human interactions. A companion workbook, Developing Habits for Relationship Success, is available separately on CD-ROM. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars book review
This book is a good and interesting presentation of the concept of emotional intelligence as related to couples therapy.The chapters devoted to neuroscience seemed appropriately complete without being overwhelming.I am not certain that they were required.My assumption is that the need was felt to underpin the notion of emotional intelligence and its extension into couples therapy.As I am not a neuroscience professional or even a well educated layman in that field, it had to be taken on faith anyway.

The book seems very suitable for the intelligent layman or a professional interested in this approach.I gave four rather than five stars as it is very badly edited.

The author maintains a center for the study and promulgation of his method in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

5-0 out of 5 stars The How to Marriage Therapy
This is the clearest book out on how therapists can work successfully with waring couples --and aren't they all. Atkinson makes even Gottman's work clearler and more useful. Never have I read anything so helpful in guiding couples from conflict to successful communication. Must read for marriage therapists.

John Laughliln, PhD. LCSW-C, FAPA author of Reading Thomas Merton

2-0 out of 5 stars Way Too Many Words!
As an MFT, I am always on the lookout for books that help me add to what I already know, and to do better what I already do. I was encouraged to buy this book by the rave reviews the author got from some colleagues who listened to him present his ideas live.

Brent's model is a really a nice integration of primary research from marital failure and success (John Gottman) with multiple ideas from emotionally focused therapy (Les Greenberg, Susan Johnson), brain (Allan Schore) and emotional research (Paul Ekman). I followed his model quite easily, since these are the concepts and interventions I have come to embrace in my own practice.

Why I rated the book itself so low is because I found reading it to be a huge chore. It is presented as if it were a textbook for beginning clinicians, and maybe that was the intent. But long, wordy chapters, extensive verbatims, and constant repetition wore me down as a reader. He didn't have to convince me, and I would have loved a book half the length, without all the "take it from the top," step by step, line by therapeutic line, instructions.

So, in the end, perhaps this is a book written more for teachers of therapy who will, in fact, use it for a single model textbook. Or a book that needed to prove that this model is, in fact, based completely in human science. I just didn't need all the WORDS he takes to introduce and help me appropriate his model into practice. I think it should have been more tightly and energetically edited.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book to understand new therapy model
Atkinson's book is easy to read and understand. The inclusion of biological/physiological rewiring of emotions is an interesting aspect that deserves attention in couples therapy. Atkinson includes several appendices that provide lots of information regarding his approach to couples therapy and a very clear outline for what happens in his model. The book is fairly repetitive. While it makes it easy to understand, it does become a little cumbersome.

5-0 out of 5 stars PET-C Atkinson
This book is an incrediable tool for any clinicial doing relational work.In fact, it's great for anyone involved in a serious relationship.It explains, in a clear manner, the biological reasons for emotional reactions and a step by step method to changeestablished patterns of negative interactions.Atkinson's theory provides research and factual information to intirgue a logical thinker as well as someone more driven by feelings and emotions. As a marriage and family therapist, and someone in a long term relationship, I find this book extermely helpful and I give it my highest recommendation. ... Read more

39. Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease
Hardcover: 720 Pages (2009-08-10)
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In the past 15 years parts of the cingulate cortex have been activated in thousands of neuroimaging studies and it has become a primary site of interest in structural and functional analyses of many neurological and psychiatric diseases.There are now more then 20 times the number of annual publications that analyse this region than there were 30 years ago.
There are many diseases that have an early and direct impact on the cingulate cortex,including, chronic pain and stress syndromes, depression, obsessive-compulsive and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as schizophrenia, mild cognitive impairment, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Alzheimer's disease.
This major new text brings together cutting-edge information on the human cingulate cortex and its diseases as written by the leading authorities, and synthesizes these with other approaches - including neurophysiology and neuroanatomy in experimental animals; mainly in monkeys. The book considers cingulate infrastructure in terms of its cytology, receptor binding and circuitry, including functions such as emotion and autonomic and skeletomotor regulation, pain processing and chronic stress syndromes, cognition, and visuospatial orientation.

Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease is a major publication in neuroscience, one that will have a major influence on research for years to come. ... Read more

40. Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative Approach (Psychology)
by Günther K. H. Zupanc
Paperback: 360 Pages (2004-01-29)
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Asin: 0198700563
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Animals often exhibit intriguing and captivating patterns of behavior, from migration and homing, to communication. But how is this behavior controlled? This new textbook introduces undergraduate students and other readers to the fascinating field of neuroethology--the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behavior. Writeen in a lively, easy to read style, and assuming no background knowledge of animal behavior or neurobiology, this book introduces the key concepts and ideas which underpin the subject, and describes many of the key findings that have helped us to understand this intricate and elegant subject. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good coverage on key experiments
I took this course with Dr. Zupanc, and at first I thought this book went too much into detail with certain experiments. We focused a lot on certain studies -- so much so that I felt like the book was not comprehensively covering the subject. BUT after taking more courses that centered around brain-behavior relationships, the studies that Zupanc highlights in this book came together to form a larger picture. If you understand the material covered in this book, you should have a good foundation on concepts that will be covered in other courses.

So if you get past the heavy ethological point of view (it is a behavioral textbook after all), you'll be able to see and connect the ties to behavioral psychology and physiological psychology. This book leaves you wanting because it doesn't connect real world concepts for you. For this reason, I would take a cellular/developmental neurobiology course before learning systems neurobiology. For instance, I don't think Zupanc ever mentions V1 simple-complex cells, yet he spends a whole chapter on feature detectors. It would have been much more interesting for me if I had a better background before taking this course and reading this book... but that was the university's fault for not requiring that. ;) Overall, this is a good intro to behavioral neurobiology with excellent explanations of specific key findings in this area of study.

5-0 out of 5 stars Used in mechanisms of animal behavior class
I recently took a upper level undergraduate bio class that had this book as it text book It is very much the mainstream text in this rather specialized area. There is quite a bit of information concerning the development of the area, too! ... Read more

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