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Breathe, Walk and Chew : The Neural Challenge - Jean-Pierre Gossard

Breathe, Walk and Chew

The Neural Challenge

By: Jean-Pierre Gossard (Editor), Rejean Dubuc (Editor), Arlette Kolta (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd December 2010
ISBN: 9780444536136
Number Of Pages: 248

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This volume focuses on the interplay of mind and motion-the bidirectional link between thought and action. In particular, it investigates the implications that this coupling has for decision making. How do we anticipate the consequences of choices and how is the brain able to represent these choice options and their potential consequences? How are different options evaluated and how is a preferred option selected and implemented? This volume addresses these questions not only through an extensive body of knowledge consisting of individual chapters by international experts, but also through integrative group reports that pave a runway into the future.
The understanding of how people make decisions is of common interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. So far, however, it has mainly been advanced in isolation within distinct research disciplines; in contrast, this book results from a deliberate assembly of multidisciplinary teams.
* Offers intense, focused, and genuine interdisciplinary perspective
* Conveys state-of-the-art and outlines future research directions on the hot topic of Mind and Motion (or embodied cognition)
* Includes contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, movement scientists, economists, and others

Chap 1
Genetic Factors Determining the Functional Organization of Neural Circuits Controlling Rhythmic Movements
Genetic Dissection of Rhythmic Motor Networks in Mice
Genetic Factors Determining the Functional Organization of Neural Circuits Controlling Rhythmic Movements: the Murine Embryonic Parafacial Rhythm Generator
Development of motor rhythms in zebrafish embryos
Limb, respiratory and masticatory muscle comPartmentalization: Developmental and hormonal considerations
Spinal interneurons providing input to the final common path during locomotion
Ionic and Neuronal Mechanisms Responsible for Rhythmogenesis
Beyond connectivity of locomotor circuitry - ionic and modulatory mechanisms.
Synaptically Activated Burst-Generating Conductances Underlie a Group-Pacemaker Mechanism for Respiratory Rhythm Generation in Mammals
Modulation of rhythmogenic properties of trigeminal neurons contributing to the masticatory CPG
Axial dynamics during locomotion in vertebrates: lesson from the salamander
Recruitment of masseter motoneurons by the presumed spindle Ia inputs
The interactions between locomotion and respiration
Rhythmogenesis in axial locomotor networks:an interspecies comparison
General Principles of Rhythmogenesis in Central Pattern Networks
Modulation of Rhythmic Movements
Importance of chloride homeostasis in the operation of rhythmic motor networks
The spinal generation of phases and cycle duration.
Networks within networks: The neuronal control of breathing
Supraspinal control of locomotion: The mesencephalic locomotor region
Face sensorimotor cortex: its role and neuroplasticity in the control of orofacial movements
Motor Planning of Locomotor Adaptations on the Basis of Vision: the Role of the Posterior Parietal Cortex
Inter-individual variability and its implications for locomotor adaptation following peripheral nerve and/or spinal cord injury
Challenging the adaptive capacity of rhythmic movement control: from denervation to force adaptation
Face sensorimotor cortex neuroplasticity associated with intraoral alterations
A hierarchical perspective on rhythm generation for locomotor control
Novel mechanisms for hyper-reflexia and spasticity
Modulation of rhythmic movement: control of coordination
On walking, chewing and breathing - a tribute to Serge, Jim and Jack
Looking forward to breathing
Chew before you swallow
Spinal plasticity in the recovery of locomotion
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ISBN: 9780444536136
ISBN-10: 0444536132
Series: Progress in Brain Research : Book 187
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 3rd December 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1