Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems

The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders

Integrated Neural Circuits Supporting the Emergence of Mind

Editors: Opris, Ioan, Casanova, Manuel F. (Eds.)

  • Unique approach to the brain functions through the laws of physics
  • Renowned experts of various disciplines 
  • A book that summarizes our knowledge in the most challenging area of neuroscience
  • The book provides a walking tour spanning introspection, behaviourism, the cognitive revolution to recent advances in neuroimaging and electrophysiology
  • Summarizes a new discipline in the making, the science of the mind
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This book covers recent advances in the understanding of brain structure, function and disorders based on the fundamental principles of physics.  It covers a broad range of physical phenomena occurring in the brain circuits for perception, cognition, emotion and action, representing the building blocks of the mind.  It provides novel insights into the devastating brain disorders of the mind such as schizophrenia, dementia, autism, aging or addictions, as well as into the new devices for brain repair. The book is aimed at basic researchers in the fields of neuroscience, physics, biophysics and clinicians in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, psychology, psychiatry.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • What Makes the Human Brain Special: Key Features of Brain and Neocortex

    Kaas, Jon H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Introduction: From Neurons to the Mind

    Popescu, Aurel I. (et al.)

    Pages 23-51

  • Systems Theory, Emergent Properties, and the Organization of the Central Nervous System

    Casanova, Manuel F. (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

  • Prefrontal Cortical Microcircuits Support the Emergence of Mind

    Opris, Ioan (et al.)

    Pages 69-94

  • The Hierarchical Circuit for Executive Control of Movement

    Noga, Brian R. (et al.)

    Pages 95-127

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29674-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29672-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders
Book Subtitle
Integrated Neural Circuits Supporting the Emergence of Mind
Editors
  • Ioan Opris
  • Manuel F. Casanova
Series Title
Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29674-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29674-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29672-2
Series ISSN
2363-9105
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 793
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 181 illustrations in colour
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