Neurocinema

Author: Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482242877
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Film directors recognize that neurologic disease impacts mind and motility and often use it in a plot or defining scene. It should be informative and educational to deconstruct neurologic representation in film. Neurocinema: When Film Meets Neurology is a collection of film essays that summarize the portrayal of major neurologic syndromes and clinical signs in cinema. Many films approach the reality of disease quite closely, and as a result, are deeply moving and memorable. Equally important, these films say as much about consequences as they say about the disorder. Therefore, the main themes include sudden confrontation with a major neurologic illness, disability from chronic neurologic disease, and failure to lead a normal life. More than 100 fiction films and documentaries are discussed in this completely original and definitive work on how film meets neurology. The book includes nearly 50 neurology topics, explains them, and places them in a broader context. The book is accessible for all health care workers and general readership. Eelco Wijdicks is a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is the chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology and an attending neurointensivist at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. He has written numerous books and scientific articles on the clinical practice of neurocritical care. He is enamored with cinema and neurologic representation in fiction and documentary films. Dr. Wijdicks has written film reviews for Neurology Today and THE LANCET Neurology. He is the author of a major publication on the portrayal of coma in film and its potential effect on the viewing public.

Monsters Demons and Psychopaths

Author: Fernando Espi Forcen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131535392X
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Descriptions of monsters, vampires, demonic possessions, and psychopaths in horror films have been inspired by psychiatric knowledge about mental illness, leading to several stereotyped models of horror that have prevailed through decades. Some scholars have proposed that horror films can be a teaching tool for psychopathology, but for the most part the genre has been underutilized as a learning tool. This book explores the idea of relating horror films to psychiatric ideas as a way of engaging people in learning.

Neuroanatomy

Author: A. R. Crossman
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780702054051
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Now fully revised and updated, this leading ICT series volume offers concise, superbly illustrated coverage of neuroanatomy that throughout makes clear the relevance of the anatomy to the practice of modern clinical neurology. Building on the huge success of previous editions, Neuroanatomy ICT, fifth edition is designed and written primarily with the medical student in mind, although it will again be valued by the range of other students and professionals who need a clear, current understanding of this important area. Minimum assumptions are made of existing knowledge of the subject. This edition now comes with an enhanced electronic version - hosted on the new, improved Student Consult platform - providing an even richer learning experience and rapid reference anytime, anywhere! "A clear guide to a complex subject that's useful for students and clinicians alike not just for students: it's also the perfect tool for refreshing the memory of a busy clinician" Reviewed by: Dr Amit Kumar,GP in Aylesford, On behalf of (journal):Pulse Notoriously difficult concepts made clear in straightforward and concise text Level of detail carefully judged to facilitate understanding of the fundamental neuroanatomical principles and the workings of the nervous system, providing a sound basis for the diagnosis and treatment of contemporary neurological disorders All new line drawings and photographs incorporated throughout to further improve clarity and reflect the latest imaging techniques Clinical material and topic summaries fully updated and highlighted in succinct boxes within the text Clinical syndromes/symptoms index provided with cross-referencing to relevant text Memorable pictorial summaries of symptoms associated with the main clinical syndromes New added value electronic content - including self-assessment material to aid revision and check your understanding - is incorporated within the superb, complimentary enhanced eBook

Neuroscience at a Glance

Author: Roger A. Barker
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405150453
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This third edition of one of the most popular titles in the at a Glance series contains essential integrated information on anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology to provide a review of the structure and function of the nervous system. Neuroscience at a Glance is the perfect introduction and revision aid to this notoriously difficult subject area and features: New chapters on consciousness, memory, emotion and drug addiction, and imaging the nervous system Highly visual presentation with full-colour illustrations and the inclusion of high-quality CT and other neurological scans Self-assessment case studies to make revision more rewarding A companion website at www.medicalneuroscience.com with self-assessment, case studies, a glossary, further reading and other useful information. Neuroscience at a Glance will appeal to medical students, biomedical science students and junior doctors. In addition, the text is a suitable companion for nurses and other students of allied health.

Neurocritical Care

Author: Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190602651
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Patients in the neurointensive care unit pose many clinical challenges for the attending physician. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes stymied. In daily practice, neurocritical care pertains to managing deteriorating patients, treatment of complications but also end-of-life care assisting families with difficult decisions. Part of the "What Do I Do Now?" series, Neurocritical Care provides insight into interventions in acute neurologic disorders. Using a case-based approach, this volume emphasizes how to handle comparatively common clinical problems emergently. New to this edition are cases on monitoring and prognostication. All cases have been carefully revised, and new information, references, and practical tables have been added. Neurocritical Care is both an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases and a self-assessment tool that tests the reader's ability to answer the question, "What do I do now?"

Neurobiology

Author: Gordon M. Shepherd
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195088434
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This updated text will continue to serve the needs of students in introductory neuroscience courses. Among topics highlighted in the 3rd edition are the superfamily of molecules responsible for membrane signalling, and the molecular basis of sensory perception.

Movie Mind

Author: L. Michael Hall
Publisher: Neuro-Semantic Publications
ISBN: 9781890001230
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Provides an easy-to-understand introduction into NLP as it captures the magic of the cinema and relates it to our everyday thoughts. The author expertly, and simply, explains that all our emotions, thoughts, skills and feelings are controlled by the "films" that we constantly run through our minds and that, more importantly, we can take control of these films to empower ourselves. Shows how to turn the horror movies of our life into action adventures, the tragedies into love stories and daytime soaps into blockbusting epics because we can edit, direct and produce them in any format we wish.

Cultures of Representation

Author: Benjamin Fraser
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850964
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Cultures of Representation is the first book to explore the cinematic portrayal of disability in films from across the globe. Contributors explore classic and recent works from Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Senegal, and Spain, along with a pair of globally resonant Anglophone films. Anchored by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder’s coauthored essay on global disability-film festivals, the volume’s content spans from 1950 to today, addressing socially disabling forces rendered visible in the representation of physical, developmental, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Essays emphasize well-known global figures, directors, and industries – from Temple Grandin to Pedro Almodóvar, from Akira Kurosawa to Bollywood – while also shining a light on films from less frequently studied cultural locations such as those portrayed in the Iranian and Korean New Waves. Whether covering postwar Italy, postcolonial Senegal, or twenty-first century Russia, the essays in this volume will appeal to scholars, undergraduates, and general readers alike.

The Neuropsychiatric Complications of Stimulant Abuse

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128030038
Format: PDF
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This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging and promising subfields. This volume concentrates on the neuropsychiatric complications of stimulant abuse. Brings together cutting-edge research on the neuropsychiatric complications of stimulant abuse Emerging topics: stimulants, amphetamines, legal highs, designer drugs, neuropsychiatric complications.

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics

Author: Benjamin Fraser
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487502338
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Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. Benjamin Fraser's cutting edge research and analysis signals a second-wave in disability studies that prioritizes cognition. Fraser expands upon previous research into physical disability representations and focuses on those disabilities that tend to be least visible in society (autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia). Moving beyond established literary approaches analyzing prose representations of disability, the book explores how iconic and indexical modes of signification operate in visual texts. Taking on cognitive disability representations in a range of visual media (painting, cinema, and graphic novels), Fraser showcases the value of returning to impairment discourse. Cognitive Disability Aesthetics successfully reconfigures disability studies in the humanities and exposes the chasm that exists between Anglophone disability studies and disability studies in the Hispanic world.