Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Special Issue on Arousal, Alertness and Attention

I recently came across a special issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on Molecular and Biophysical Mechanisms of Arousal, Alertness, and Attention. It is May's issue, but for some reason, my alerting mechanism only told me about it on Monday. It's split into four main sections: (1) Elementary Central Nervous System Arousal; (2) The Emotion-Cognition Interface (which I think look particularly interesting); (3) Alertness and Attention; and (4) Circadian Rhythms in the Activation of Behavior (with a main emphasis on sleep). Anyways, some details in case of interest:

Issue 1129 - Table of Contents
Molecular and Biophysical Mechanisms of Arousal, Alertness, and Attention
DOI: 10.1196/annals.1417.034

Excerpt from preface:
"The volume starts with the most primitive function, generalized arousal, and then considers disorders of this function that cause comatose or vegetative states. After a series of chapters on emotion, alertness and attention, we finish with chapters on one of the most dynamic areas in neuroscience: sleep and circadian rhythms. "

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