The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality

Neurobiology of Exceptionality

Editors: Stough, Con (Ed.)

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Nurture or nature? Biology or environment? Why are some people intelligent, or personable, or creative and others obtuse, or shy, or unimaginative? Although each human being is a unique mixture of positive and negative traits and behaviors, the question remains: What is the neurobiological basis for each individual’s makeup? For example, why does one person suffer from a disorder (e.g., ADHD, autism, mental retardation) and another lives free of maladies?

These are just some of the issues addressed in detail in Neurobiology of Exceptionality. The introductory chapter provides a broad-based overview of current neurobiological techniques (i.e., terms, procedures, and technologies), which are followed by chapters that offer in-depth examination of the neurobiological bases for:

     •  Impulsive sensation seeking
     •  Creativity
     •  Intelligence
     •  Antisociality
     •  Autism, mental retardation, and Down Syndrome
     •  ADHD
     •  Savant Syndrome

This volume provides a one-stop source for clinical psychologists and other allied mental health professionals to access information on a wide range of research on the neurobiology of psychological and psychiatric traits. It is designed to give readers an overview of the current knowledge base of the biological processes for each trait. It’s unlikely that any one book could cover all human traits, but the Neurobiology of Exceptionality addresses a wide range of exceptional psychological traits and psychiatric disorders.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Neurobiological Techniques: Overview of Terms, Procedures, and Technologies

    Puce, Aina

    Pages 3-28

  • The Neurobiology of Impulsive Sensation Seeking: Genetics, Brain Physiology, Biochemistry, and Neurology

    Zuckerman, Marvin

    Pages 31-52

  • Neurobiology of Creativity

    Camfield, David

    Pages 53-72

  • Neurobiology of Intelligence

    Rooy, Cindy Van (et al.)

    Pages 73-103

  • Neurobiology of Antisociality

    Cohen, Lisa J.

    Pages 107-124

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Hardcover $199.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurobiology of Exceptionality
Editors
  • Con Stough
Series Title
The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48649-4
DOI
10.1007/b108137
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-48476-6
Series ISSN
1572-5642
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
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