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Waking and the Reticular Activating System in Health and Disease


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A comprehensive overview addressing the mechanisms that control waking and arousal and how these mechanisms malfunction in certain neurological and psychiatric disorders

Table of Contents

1. Governing Principles of Brain Activity 2. The EEG and the Discovery of the RAS 3. Other Regions Modulating Waking 4. Wiring Diagram of the RAS 5. Development and the RAS 6. Ascending Projections of the RAS 7. Descending Projections of the RAS 8. The 10 Hz Fulcrum 9. Gamma Band Activity 10. Preconscious Awareness 11. Psychiatric Disorders and the RAS 12. Neurological Disorders and the RAS 13. The RAS and Drug Abuse 14. The Science of Waking and Public Policy

About the Author

Dr. Edgar Garcia-Rill is a Professor of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, and Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He also holds graduate faculty appointments in the Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences program. He is the Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence.


"...an excellent book...I highly recommend it to clinicians involved in diagnosing and treating patients with sleep and neuropsychiatric disorders. Score: 91 - 4 Stars" --Doody's

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