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8. The new neuropsychology of dreaming

8. The new neuropsychology of dreaming  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0008
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9780192802156
illustrates that the development of brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made it possible ... More
6. The future of superstition

6. The future of superstition  

Stuart Vyse

in Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191859854
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10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.003.0006
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9780198819257
People have been fascinated with superstition for a very long time, and that fascination is unlikely to end soon. ‘The future of superstition’ looks at the various areas of superstition ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0001
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9780198738565
Pain is very difficult to define. The Introduction explains that a true understanding of physical and emotional pain must take into account biological, psychological, and social factors. ... More
5. The dyslexic brain

5. The dyslexic brain  

Margaret J. Snowling

in Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2019
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May 2019
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9780191859496
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10.1093/actrade/9780198818304.003.0005
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9780198818304
All behaviour, including reading, is controlled by the brain. It is therefore natural to ask: are there differences in brain structure or function in dyslexia that cause difficulties in ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0012
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The conclusion highlights three concepts that were not predicted by dream theorists. Firstly, dreaming and other states of consciousness are related to changes in the level of brain ... More
8. Applied nuclear physics

8. Applied nuclear physics  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191788062
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0008
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9780198718635
Nuclear physics is a rich and active field. The large amounts of latent energy within the nuclei of atoms can be liberated in nuclear reactors. Together with nuclear weapons, this is the ... More
1. What is superconductivity?

1. What is superconductivity?  

Stephen Blundell

in Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777240
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199540907.003.0001
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When Kamerlingh Onnes, working in his Leiden laboratory in 1911, discovered a strange phenomenon affecting the properties of mercury at very low temperatures, he christened it ... More
3. Learning language

3. Learning language  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0004
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9780199646593
‘Learning language’ considers how babies and toddlers develop language skills by looking at the role of Parentese, otherwise known as infant-directed speech, the importance of sound cues, ... More
1. Suspended animation: concepts of anaesthesia

1. Suspended animation: concepts of anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0001
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9780199584543
Studies estimate that 234 million surgical procedures requiring anaesthesia are performed worldwide every year. ‘Suspended animation: concepts of anaesthesia’ looks at the state of being ... More
9. Anaesthesia tomorrow

9. Anaesthesia tomorrow  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0009
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Anaesthesia is evolving, so predictions about the future are hard to make. Three trends seem highly likely to result in changes in practice: understanding brain function, more intensive ... More
9. Cultures of pain

9. Cultures of pain  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0010
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9780198738565
What happens to the body and mind in a pain state is always mediated through the broad social context of the sufferer. No amount of searching in the brain and central nervous system alone ... More
7. Into the 21st century

7. Into the 21st century  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0007
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9780198826200
‘Into the 21st century’ explains how there is an increased focus on how our body, and not just the brain, influences our mental health. Rapidly advancing computer technology, including ... More
3. Making illnesses better

3. Making illnesses better  

James Yeates

in Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191833366
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.003.0003
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9780198790969
An obvious part of veterinary science is about making animals better when they are ill, injured, or disabled. ‘Making illnesses better’ explains the processes involved in identifying what ... More
2. Synaesthesia in the brain

2. Synaesthesia in the brain  

Julia Simner

in Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
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9780191813405
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749219.003.0002
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9780198749219
Advances in brain imaging have revolutionised the study of synaesthesia and have enormous potential in educating us about the aetiology of this unusual condition. Brain scans provide clear ... More
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction  

Chris Frith and Eve C. Johnstone

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775529
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.001.0001
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9780192802217
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction considers a common mental disorder that has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families. While patients typically hear voices ... More
6. What do more intelligent brains look like?

6. What do more intelligent brains look like?  

Ian J. Deary

in Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
eISBN: 
9780191837296
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796206.003.0006
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9780198796206
‘What do more intelligent brains look like?’ considers a study that used data from the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 to test the strength of the correlation between the general intelligence ... More
Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction  

J. Allan Hobson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775499
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.001.0001
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9780192802156
Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction provides an increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. It explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting ... More
10. What have superconductors ever done for us?

10. What have superconductors ever done for us?  

Stephen Blundell

in Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777240
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199540907.003.0010
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199540907
With the perspective of nearly a century of research into superconductivity, it is easy to recognize a recurring pattern: a cycle of breakthrough, followed by feverish excitement and media ... More
Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction  

Aidan O'Donnell

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.001.0001
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9780199584543
Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction examines the modern anaesthetic practice. Anaesthesia is a mysterious and sometimes threatening process. What is anaesthesia? How is it ... More
9. The future

9. The future  

Brian Rogers

in Perception: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191833410
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791003.003.0009
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9780198791003
Perception is one of the best understood topics in psychology and yet there is still no universal agreement as to how we should understand the purpose or objective of perceptual processes. ... More

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