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Visual Stress

Arnold J. Wilkins

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book provides the first general neurological theory of visual discomfort. The theory attributes the experience of visual discomfort to the strong physiological excitation that certain visual ... More


Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Merton Sandler and Geralyn M. Collins (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Thirty per cent of all women and ten per cent of all men experience migraine. This crippling illness does not kill, but its high morbidity poses a massive economic problem and gives rise to ... More


Introduction

Merton Sandler

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Migraine is a crippling illness for those who suffer. Despite the ‘background noise’, there has also been considerable and valuable research effort in this field — if one combs the literature hard ... More


The neurovascular basis of migraine: some concluding thoughts

James W. Lance

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

The migraine attack may start in the brain and affect the vascular system secondarily. Feedback from vessels to the brain completes a vicious circle. In the internal carotid circulation, the phase of ... More


Neurology: Foundations of Brain Imaging

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391503
eISBN:
9780199863464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391503.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the development of clinical neurology. Clinical neurology was early combined with psychiatry in the 19th century and only began to emerge as a separate specialty around 1900. ... More


Speculation

Arnold J. Wilkins

in Visual Stress

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

A number of speculative explanations for the relationship between strong visual stimulation and eye-strain are described, involving excitatory connections between columns, magnocellular and ... More


Illusions and headaches

Arnold J. Wilkins

in Visual Stress

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Certain geometric patterns can be uncomfortable to look at and may sometimes provoke anomalous visual effects: illusions of colour, shape, and motion. The stimuli responsible are very similar to ... More


Behavioural effects of m-chlorophenylpiperazine (m-CPP), a reported migraine precipitant

G. Curzon, G.A. Kennett, K. Shah, and P. Whitton

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

The anxiogenic effect may be relevant to migraine, as anxiety or stress are candidates for precipitating attacks of migraine, and it is therefore of great interest that Brewerton et al. recently ... More


Diseases of the nervous system

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559121
eISBN:
9780191724022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559121.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Besides pain, Parkinson's disease represents an excellent model to study the neurobiological mechanisms of the placebo effect. The placebo effect in Parkinson's disease is mediated by dopamine ... More


The nature of migraine: do we need to invoke slow neurochemical processes?

J.N. Blau

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter asks: What is migraine? The word ‘migraine’ needs clarifying because it can be used in two senses: clinical attacks and the underlying migraine processes. This chapter describes the ... More


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