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Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Luis Miguel García-Segura

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

One of the most fascinating developments in the field of neuroscience in the second half of the 20th century was the discovery of the endogenous capacity of the brain for reorganization during adult ... More


Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Adult Reproductive Life

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter considers a few selected examples of interactions of hormonal changes with brain plasticity in adult reproductive life. It briefly examines hormonal and brain plastic modifications ... More


Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Aging

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter examines the changes in brain plasticity and endocrine function with aging. It discusses whether the decrease in plasma levels of several hormones that occur with aging represents a ... More


Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Disease and Neuroprotection

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter examines, with more detail and in a broader context, the interaction of hormones and brain plasticity under pathological conditions. It begins by reviewing the evidence indicating that ... More


Hormones and the Mutable Brain

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concepts of homeostasis, allostasis, homeodynamics, brain plasticity, and endocrine glands. It then discusses cellular plasticity, cellular replacement, ... More


Artificial Vision

Dorothe A. Poggel, Lotfi B. Merabet, and Joseph F. Rizzo III

in Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter presents an overview of research on retinal prostheses and progress in this field, and provides a perspective on artificial vision and the role of modern technologies to support research ... More


Recent Evidence of Memory Processing in Sleep

Constantine Pavlides and Sidarta Ribeiro

in Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198574002
eISBN:
9780191724145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

It has been hypothesized that sleep, and more specifically rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, plays a role in brain plasticity and memory consolidation. Although the initial evidence in support of this ... More


Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter analyzes the hormonal influences on brain plasticity during the prepubertal period, puberty, and adolescence. It begins by describing some examples of brain plastic changes associated ... More


Role of Rem Sleep in Brain Development and Plasticity

Majid Mirmiran and Ronald L. Ariagno

in Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198574002
eISBN:
9780191724145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the role of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in early brain development. Existing data suggest that REM sleep deprivation (REMD) in infants may retard brain growth and synaptic ... More


Making Brain Paths to Agile Thinking, Part 1: Correlational and Longitudinal Evidence

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0061
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Our day-to-day environment is a crucial but not always sufficiently recognized sculptor of our brains and of our ability to use agile thinking. The things we see, hear, imagine, and plan each day, ... More


Music, Brain, and Health: Exploring Biological Foundations of Music’s Health Effects

Eckart Altenmüller and Gottfried Schlaug

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

The brain as a highly dynamically organized structure can change and adapt as a result of activities and demands imposed by the environment. Musical activity has proven to be a powerful stimulus for ... More


Making Brain Paths to Agile Thinking, Part 2: Direct Experimental Evidence

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0073
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter first explores extensive experimental work that has been carried out on “environmental enrichment” with nonhuman animals, which has been fundamental in establishing causal connections ... More


Introduction

Pierre Maquet, Carlyle Smith, and Robert Stickgold

in Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198574002
eISBN:
9780191724145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the hypothesis presented in this book: that sleep is favorable for brain plasticity. It then presents a short historical overview of the ... More


Simple Molecules That Turn You On and Off

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Glutamate is an amino acid that your brain uses as a neurotransmitter and it is almost always is excitatory. GABA is also an amino acid that your brain uses as a neurotransmitter and it is almost ... More


Biocultural Coconstruction of Brain Plasticity across the Life Span: From Cognitive Training to Neurotransmitters

Shu-Chen Li

in Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Chapter 15 focuses on the emerging trend of interdisciplinary research that aims at exploring the effects of socio-culturally contextualized experiences and learning on human brain functioning. An ... More


Neuroscience in education: an (opinionated) introduction

Mike Anderson and Sergio Della Sala

in Neuroscience in Education: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600496
eISBN:
9780191739187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the gap between neuroscience and education, suggesting that what will ultimately fill the gap is the development of evidence-based education where that ... More


Where Culture Meets Neuroimaging: The Intersection of Luria's Method with Modern Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience Research

Xavier E. Cagigas and Robert M. Bilder

in Luria's Legacy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195176704
eISBN:
9780199864706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176704.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter utilizes A.R. Luria’s method of neuropsychological investigation to shed light upon recent advances in neuroimaging and emerging paradigms in the cognitive neurosciences such as ... More


Ameliorating Cognitive Aging: A Neurocognitive Framework

Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman

in Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017145
eISBN:
9780262301336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017145.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a hypothesis which states that interaction between brain plasticity and cognitive plasticity is the fundamental mechanism for successful cognitive aging. The role of cognitive ... More


How the Brain Works

Arlindo Oliveira

in The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036030
eISBN:
9780262338394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036030.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the way the brain works. It starts by describing the physical mechanisms used by neurons to send and receive electrical signals, and some of the ... More


Sensory Substitution: From Sensations to Phenomenology

Laurent Renier

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sensory substitution refers to the use of one sensory modality (e.g. hearing) to supply environmental information normally gathered by another sense (e.g. vision) while still preserving some of the ... More


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