Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience

Suppressing the Mind

Anesthetic Modulation of Memory and Consciousness

Editors: Hudetz, Anthony, Pearce, Robert (Eds.)

  • Multidisciplinary collection of original results and authoritative overviews of the current state of knowledge
  • Written by investigators internationally known for their significant contribution to the current understanding of the mechanism of anesthesia
  • Bridges molecular, cellular, integrative and systems-level actions of anesthetics with respect to their effects on consciousness and memory
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About this book

By suppressing memory and consciousness - two components of the mind - anesthetics provide great relief to surgical patients and elicit wonder in clinicians and scientists. To-date we do not fully understand the mechanisms by which these effects are achieved. However, with recent advances in investigational technologies, ranging from molecular modeling and genetic manipulation to noninvasive functional brain imaging and computational approaches, substantial progress toward this goal has been made during the last decade.

Suppressing the Mind is a multidisciplinary collection of original results and authoritative overviews of the current state of knowledge of the problem written by investigators who are internationally known for their significant contribution to our current understanding of the mechanism of anesthesia. It attempts to bridge molecular, cellular, integrative and systems-level actions of anesthetics with respect to their effects on consciousness and memory. Through a better understanding of how anesthetics work, we hope to also uncover the neurobiological bases of some of the deepest mysteries of the human mind; how it self-reflectively knows, perceives and remembers.

This book should appeal to anesthesiologists, neurologists, psychologists, neuroscientists -- essentially anyone interested in anesthesia, consciousness, or memory. It provides insight into the current state of knowledge, and a perspective for future treatments of the subject as guided by novel hypotheses.

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From the reviews:

“The editors present this book as the first book with a unified view of studies on anaesthetic modulation on both consciousness and memory to bridge molecular, cellular, integrative, and systems-level effects. … even the heavy technical information in the book is written in the style for a wider audience ― such as the JCS/Tucson toward-a-science-of-consciousness crowd.” (Bill Faw, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 18 (3-4), 2011)

“This is a compilation of 10 essays on the neuroscientific underpinnings of general anesthesia. … intended for anesthesia researchers, but the quality and the clarity of the writing make it accessible and interesting for anyone involved in clinical anesthesia care. … I found this book extremely enlightening. The authors have successfully presented the current state of scientific understanding in a way that appeals to clinical practitioners. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of how general anesthetics work.” (David B. Glick, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2010)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hudetz, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Molecular Targets of General Anesthetics in the Nervous System

    Hemmings, Hugh C.

    Pages 11-31

  • A Neurochemical Perspective on States of Consciousness

    Watson, Christopher J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-80

  • Anesthetic Modulation of Auditory Perception: Linking Cellular, Circuit, and Behavioral Effects

    Banks, Matthew I.

    Pages 81-97

  • Cortical Disintegration Mechanism of Anesthetic-Induced Unconsciousness

    Hudetz, Anthony

    Pages 99-125

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-462-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-463-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-678-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Suppressing the Mind
Book Subtitle
Anesthetic Modulation of Memory and Consciousness
Editors
  • Anthony Hudetz
  • Robert Pearce
Series Title
Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-462-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-462-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-463-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-678-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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