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Psychophysiology

The Mind-Body Perspective

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$54.00 • £43.95 • €48.50

ISBN 9780674005617

Publication Date: 03/16/2001

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448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 102 line illustrations

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  • Preface
  • I. An Overview of Psychophysiology
    • 1. Introduction
      • Psychophysiological Studies of Emotional and Cognitive Processes
      • Methodology and Definition
      • Physiological Changes and Their Measurement
      • Psychophysiology and Disease
      • Cognitive Psychophysiology
      • Clinical Psychophysiology
      • Future Challenges to Psychophysiology
      • Summary
    • 2. Concepts and Terms
      • Stimulus Specificity
      • Law of Initial Value
      • Biofeedback
      • Autonomic Balance and Individual Differences
      • Directional Fractionation
      • Bottom-Up and Top-Down Processing
      • Hemispheric Asymmetry, or Laterality
      • Activation and Arousal
      • Automatic versus Controlled Modes of Processing
      • Summary
  • II. The Brain and Nervous System
    • 3. The Nervous System
      • The Structure and Function of the Nervous System
      • Sensory and Motor Systems
      • Summary
    • 4. The Brain
      • The Cortex
      • The Lobes of the Cortex
      • Blood Supply of the Brain
      • Stress-Response Systems
      • Summary
    • 5. The Autonomic Nervous System
      • The Sympathetic System
      • The Parasympathetic System
      • Laterality and the Autonomic Nervous System
      • Antagonistic Effects
      • Cortical Control of the ANS
      • Altered States of Consciousness
      • Summary
  • III. Collecting and Analyzing Data
    • 6. Electrodermal Activity
      • The Electrodermal Response
      • Electrodermal Measures
      • The Recording and Scoring of EDA Data
      • Peripheral Mechanisms
      • Central Control of EDA
      • Other Factors Influencing EDA
      • EDA in Psychophysiological Research
      • Summary
    • 7. Orienting and Conditioning
      • Orienting and Habituation
      • Classical Conditioning
      • Summary
    • 8. Clinical Applications of Electrodermal Activity
      • Altered States
      • Psychopathology
      • Alcohol and Drug Dependence
      • Psychosomatic Disorders
      • Other Brain and Nervous System Dysfunctions
      • Summary
    • 9. The Heart and Blood Circulation
      • The Circulatory System
      • Recordings of Heart Activity
      • Blood Flow and Blood Pressure
      • Summary
    • 10. Cardiovascular Psychophysiology
      • Cardiovascular Reactivity
      • Hypertension and Heart Disease
      • The Type A Behavioral Pattern
      • Visceral Perception and Heartbeat Detection
      • Cardiovascular Responses and Cognitive Processes
      • Summary
    • 11. The Electroencephalogram
      • Recording the EEG Signal
      • EEG Rhythms
      • Analytic Techniques
      • Topographical Mapping of EEG Activity
      • The Electroencephalogram in Psychophysiology
      • Summary
    • 12. Event-Related Potentials
      • The ERP Signal
      • ERP Components
      • Exogenous Components
      • Endogenous Components
      • Psychophysiological Implications of the ERP
      • Summary
    • 13. Brain Imaging Techniques
      • Positron Emission Tomography
      • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
      • Magneto-encephalography
      • Summary
    • 14. Skeletal Muscles, Eye Movements, and the Respiratory System
      • The Electromyogram
      • The Electro-oculogram
      • The Eyeblink Startle Reflex
      • Respiratory Psychophysiology
      • Summary
    • Epilogue
      • The Psychophysiological Perspective on the Mind–Body Problem
      • An Interdisciplinary and Interactionist Approach
      • Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • Author Index
  • General Index

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