Suppressing the Mind: Anesthetic Modulation of Memory and Consciousness by Anthony HudetzSuppressing the Mind: Anesthetic Modulation of Memory and Consciousness by Anthony Hudetz

Suppressing the Mind: Anesthetic Modulation of Memory and Consciousness

EditorAnthony Hudetz

Paperback | February 25, 2012

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This book will present original results as well opinionated overviews of the current state of knowledge of the problem of anesthesia-induced unconsciousness and amnesia. It will present evidence from molecular to system levels and lead to an integrative theory of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness and amnesia. The hypothesized mechanism underlying anesthetic action will be explored as a demonstration of "bridging the gap" between bench and clinical research. It will synthesize information spanning a number of levels from molecular integrative that has begun to reveal answers to the longstanding mystery of anesthesia.
Title:Suppressing the Mind: Anesthetic Modulation of Memory and ConsciousnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:February 25, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617796786

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction - Anthony G. Hudetz, DBM, PhD and Robert A. Pearce, MD, PhDMolecular targets of general anesthetics in the nervous systemHugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD, PhDA neurochemical perspective on states of consciousnessChristopher J. Watson, PhD, Helen A. Baghdoyan, PhD, and Ralph Lydic, PhDAnesthetic modulation of auditory perception: linking cellular, circuit and behavioral effectsMatthew I. Banks, PhDCortical disintegration mechanism of anesthetic-induced unconsciousnessAnthony G. Hudetz, DBM, PhDAnesthesia and the thalamocortical systemMichael T. Alkire, MDAnesthesia-induced state transitions in neuronal populationsJamie Sleigh, MD, Moira Steyn-Ross, MSc, PhD, Alistair Steyn-Ross, MSc, PhD, Logan Voss, PhD, and Marcus Wilson, PhDAnesthesia awareness: when the mind is not suppressedGeorge A. Mashour, MD, PhDLoss of recall and the hippocampal circuit effects produced by anestheticsM. Bruce MacIver, MSc, PhDModulation of the hippocampal theta rhythm as a mechanism for anesthetic-induced amnesiaMisha Perouansky, MD and Robert A. Pearce, MD, PhDPropofol amnesia- what is going on in the brain?Robert A. Veselis, MD and Kane O. Pryor, MD

Editorial Reviews

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)