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Title The neuroscience of visual hallucinations / editors, Daniel Collerton, Urs Peter Mosimann and Elaine Perry
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ, USA : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015


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Contents Visual hallucinations : history and context of current research / G.E Berrios, Ivana S Marková -- Defining and measuring hallucinations and their consequences : what is really the difference between a veridical perception and a hallucination? Categories of hallucinatory experiences / Jan Dirk Blom -- Hallucinatory aspects of normal vision / Geraint Rees -- Non pathological associations : sleep and dreams, deprivation, and bereavement / Armando D'Agostino, Anna Castelnovo, Silvio Scarone -- The clinical associations of visual hallucinations / Marco Onofrj, Astrid Thomas, Giovanni Martinotti, Francesca Anzellotti1, Massimo Di Giannantonio, Fausta Ciccocioppo, Laura Bonanni -- Hallucinogenic mechanisms : pathological and pharmacological insights / Simon J.G. Lewis, James M Shine, Daniel Brooks, Glenda M Halliday -- Imaging in visual hallucinations / Anne Marthe Meppelink -- EEG and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Changing and recording the dynamic flow of visual perception / Nicholas Murphy, Sara Graziadio, John-Paul Taylor -- Neuropsychological approaches to understanding visual hallucinations / Jim Barnes -- Geometric visual hallucinations and the structure of the visual cortex / Jack D. Cowan -- Thalamic and brainstem regulatory systems : why disturbances external to the visual system can cause hallucinations / Ren M. Müri -- The pathology of hallucinations : one or several points of processing breakdown? / Nico J. Diederich, Christopher G. Goetz, Glenn T. Stebbins -- Future directions in research / Daniel Collerton, Urs Peter Mosimann, Elaine Perry -- The treatment of visual hallucinations at present and in the future / Elaine Perry, Urs Peter Mosimann, Daniel Collerton
Summary Each year, some two million people in the United Kingdom experience visual hallucinations. Infrequent, fleeting visual hallucinations, often around sleep, are a usual feature of life. In contrast, consistent, frequent, persistent hallucinations during waking are strongly associated with clinical disorders; in particular delirium, eye disease, psychosis, and dementia. Research interest in these disorders has driven a rapid expansion in investigatory techniques, new evidence, and explanatory models. In parallel, a move to generative models of normal visual function has resolved the theoretical tension between veridical and hallucinatory perceptions. From initial fragmented areas of investigation, the field has become increasingly coherent over the last decade. Controversies and gaps remain, but for the first time the shapes of possible unifying models are becoming clear, along with the techniques for testing these. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the neuroscience of visual hallucinations and the clinical techniques for testing these. It brings together the very latest evidence from cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, and neuropharmacology, placing this within current models of visual perception Leading researchers from a range of clinical and basic science areas describe visual hallucinations in their historical and scientific context, combining introductory information with up-to-date discoveries. They discuss results from the main investigatory techniques applied in a range of clinical disorders. The final section outlines future research directions investigating the potential for new understandings of veridical and hallucinatory perceptions, and for treatments of problematic hallucinations. Fully comprehensive, this is an essential reference for clinicians in the fields of the psychology and psychiatry of hallucinations, as well as for researchers in departments, research institutes and libraries. It has strong foundations in neuroscience, cognitive science, optometry, psychiatry, psychology, clinical medicine, and philosophy. With its lucid explanation and many illustrations, it is a clear resource for educators and advanced undergraduate and graduate students
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hallucinations and illusions.
Visual cortex -- Pathophysiology
Visual perception.
Visual Cortex -- physiopathology
Visual Perception
visual perception.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Visual perception.
Hallucinations and illusions.
Form Electronic book
Author Collerton, Daniel, editor
Mosimann, Urs P., editor
Perry, E. K. (Elaine K.), editor
LC no. 2014030822
ISBN 9781118892787