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Brig's Handbook of Methods & Research in Trends in Neurochemistry and Neuroplasticity (2 Volumes) (2 Volumes)

9781788357203

Contributors: Rosa Marotta, Nathan W. Kong , et al.

Publisher: Brigs Academics

£392


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About the Book

Volume 1: Neurochemistry refers to the chemical processes that exist in the brain and nervous systems. This portion of the study discusses how neurochemicals affect the neural operation network. In order to communicate, the brain transmits various chemical information through neurons. The main role of neurochemistry practices takes place in the brain, allowing it to perform various actions. The brain foundation is a bit different from man to man, and a number of things can play a role in the levels of different neurotransmitters in the brain. It is thought that differences in brain chemistry may be responsible for a number of behavioral disorders. Nervous system cells interact with each other through chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters that travel through synapses to activate receptors in post-synaptic cells. The brain also develops molecules that function on receptors but do not meet the criteria for neurotransmitters. Because immune cells express receptors that can be activated by these neurotransmitters and neurochemicals, the nervous system may affect lymphocyte activity. This book is aimed to compile of high-quality original findings in areas relevant to molecular chemical and cell biological aspects of the nervous system. It also contains neurochemical methodology in research on nervous system structure and function. The book compiles original research and clinical research results, perceptive reviews of significant problem areas in the neurosciences. The book presents comprehensive reviews in different areas contributed by leading experts in their associated fields. Neurodegeneration and neuronal diseases are featured prominently and are a recurring theme throughout most chapters. This book will serve as a most valuable resource for neurochemists and other scientists alike. Volume 2: Neuroplasticity can be seen as a general umbrella term that relates to the brain's ability to alter, adjust, and adapt both structure and function during life and in response to experience. Just as individual differences contribute to the observed variation in brain structure and function. A basic principle of neuronal plasticity is that synchronous or asynchronous activity in neurons can result to the strengthening or weakening of shared synapses. A growing number of researches have shown the brain's remarkable ability to reorganize itself in response to different sensory experiences. The traditional view of this dynamic nature of the brain is that it is often restricted to brief epochs during early development. This book will provide state of the art research and reviews indicating that mechanisms of neuroplasticity are extremely variable across individuals and throughout the lifetime. This variability is attributable to several factors including inhibitory network function, neuromodulator systems, age, sex, brain disease, and psychological traits. The book is aimed to provide an overview of the many ways new neuroscience can inform treatment protocols to empower and motivate clients to make the lifestyle choices that could help build brain power and could increase adherence to healthy lifestyle changes that have also been associated with simultaneously enhancing vigorous longevity, health, happiness, and wellness. It will also provide information on how neuroplasticity can be manipulated in both the healthy and diseased brain. It also proposes a better understanding of the individual differences that exist within the various mechanisms that govern experience-dependent neuroplasticity will improve our ability to harness brain plasticity for the development of personalized translational strategies for learning and recovery following brain injury or disease. The focus of this book is to review the scientific foundation and recent progress in research of neuroplasticity; relate that to the various ways these findings can influence treatment; propose ways treatment protocols could increase adherence to brain plasticity based therapeutics; and suggest research questions going forward. This book will serve as a most valuable resource for neurochemists and other scientists as well.

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