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- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00
Awakenings ? which inspired the major motion picture ? is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2007; US$ 10.99
Using clinical studies, this exploration of the human brain proposes that its development is a continuous process. From the point of view of genetics to a more practical approach, such as understanding child development or the process of aging, the book illustrates the importance of gaining a deeper understanding of this "great unknown" in the medical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 102.00
This interdisciplinary work discloses an unexpected coherence between recent concepts in brain science and postmodern thought. A nonlinear dynamical model of brain states is viewed as an autopoietic, autorhoetic, self-organizing, self-tuning eruption under multiple constraints and guided by an overarching optimization principle which insures conservation... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00
The book presents a new science of semiotic linguistics. The goal of semiotic linguistics is to discover what characterizes language as an intermediary between the mind and reality so that language creates the picture of reality we perceive. The cornerstone of semiotic linguistics is the discovery and resolution of language antinomies -contradictions... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78
This volume brings together Freud's main contributions to the psychology of love. His illuminating discussions of the ways in which sexuality is always psychosexuality - that there is no sexuality without fantasy, conscious or unconscious - have changed the ways we think about erotic life. In these papers Freud develops his now famous theories about... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 174.99
The human face is unique among social stimuli in conveying such a variety of different characteristics. A person's identity, sex, race, age, emotional state, focus of attention, facial speech patterns, and attractiveness are all detected and interpreted with relative ease from the face. Humans also display a surprising degree of consistency in... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 45.00
A comprehensive biological psychology textbook that fits with the BPS guidelines for undergraduate study, this title represents an inexpensive, yet graphical, colourful, research-rich, and pedagogically developed textbook fully in tune with lecturers' and students' needs in biological psychology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Memory and Amnesia provides a clear and comprehensive account of amnesia set in the context of our understanding of how normal memory operates. Part I provides the reader with an up-to-date survey of contemporary memory theories along with an account of the various methods for improving memory ability. Part II begins with an overview of memory assessment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) has been identified as an important clinical transition between normal aging and the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Since treatments for AD are most likely to be most effective early in the course of the disease, MCI has become a topic of great importance and has been investigated in different populations... more...