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Acoustic Patterning of Emotion Vocalizations  

Klaus R. Scherer

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Dec 2018
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Oct 2019
Starting with evolutionary considerations, this chapter provides a comprehensive overview of vocal emotion communication. On the production/encoding side, the effects of the physiological ... More

Acoustic Properties of Infant-Directed Speech  

Yuanyuan Wang, Derek M. Houston, and Amanda Seidl

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Dec 2018
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Oct 2019
Language acquisition is a complex process that involves an interaction between learning mechanisms and the input to the child. An important component of infants’ input is infant-directed ... More

Acute Evaluation and Management of Sport-Related Concussion  

Steven P. Broglio

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Aug 2014
The acute evaluation and management of concussion are among the most complex and challenging injuries medical practitioners face. The variability in clinical presentation necessitates a ... More

Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

Beth Krone, Amanda Kirschenbaum, Thomas Yang, Amy Glick, Alexander Newcorn, and Jeffrey H. Newcorn

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Jun 2019
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May 2019
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, symptomatically heterogeneous, neurodevelopmental disorder. It’s symptoms first appear early in life and evolve as the brain ... More

The Aging Process and Cognitive Capabilities  

Tracey E. Rizzuto, Katie E. Cherry, and Jared A. LeDoux

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Aging trends worldwide raise awareness for the need to understand the impact of cognitive aging on the work lives and productivity of older adults. By confronting actual and perceptual ... More

Aging, Rehabilitation, and Psychology  

Adam T. Gerstenecker and Benjamin T. Mast

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter examines the role of psychologists in the rehabilitation of older adults. The chapter begins with a review of the changes expected to take place in the population demographics ... More

Alcohol Dementia, Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, and Korsakoff’s Syndrome  

Marlene Oscar-Berman, and Nasim Maleki

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Jun 2019
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May 2019
Chronic alcohol consumption has direct effects on the central nervous system and is among the leading causes of cognitive impairment and dementia. Alcohol-related dementia, Wernicke’s ... More

Alcohol Use Disorder: Permanent and Transient Effects on the Brain and Neuropsychological Functions  

Anne-Pascale Le Berre, Alice Laniepce, Shailendra Segobin, Anne-Lise Pitel, and Edith V. Sullivan

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Jun 2019
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May 2019
Alcohol is a psychoactive substance consumed worldwide and directly responsible or at least contributing to the development of diseases such as alcohol use disorder (AUD), cirrhosis, fetal ... More

Alzheimer’s Disease  

Dorene M.  Rentz, Irina Orlovsky, Emily Kilpatrick, and Kathryn V. Papp

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Jun 2019
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May 2019
Recent research has defined Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as a multidimensional process that moves along a continuum from a preclinical, asymptomatic phase in which the pathophysiology of AD ... More

Amygdala Processing of Vocal Emotions  

Jocelyne C. Whitehead and Jorge L. Armony

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Dec 2018
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Oct 2019
The human voice is a highly regarded tool for conveying and interpreting emotions, essentially to relay one’s intentions while communicating with others. During social discourse, our ... More

Ancient of Days The Vocal Pattern as Primordial Big Bang of Communication  

Diana Van Lancker Sidtis

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Dec 2018
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Oct 2019
Familiar voice recognition appeared on the earth 250 million years ago with the advent of frogs. Interestingly, air breathing and vocalization coemerged in the amphibian, as they do as ... More

Anxiety: Attention, the Brain, the Body, and Performance  

Mark R. Wilson

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In sport psychology, the relationship between competitive anxiety and performance has been one of the most debated and researched topics of enquiry. However, the mechanisms underlying this ... More

Applications of Neuropathological Examination in Adult Cognitive Disorders  

Thor D. Stei, Victor E. Alvarez, and Bertrand R.  Huber

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Jun 2019
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May 2019
Neuropathological examination is a key component in determining accurate diagnoses in both the postmortem and surgical settings. Postmortem analyses are necessary for clinicopathological ... More

Augmenting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Build Positive Mood in Depression  

Barnaby D. Dunn

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Nov 2019
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Oct 2019
Anhedonia—a loss of interest and pleasure in previously enjoyable activities—is one of the two cardinal symptoms of depression but has until recently been relatively neglected in cognitive ... More

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults  

Charlotte M. Pretzsch, James L. Findon, and Declan G. Murphy

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Jun 2019
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May 2019
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common, pervasive neurodevelopmental condition characterized by social impairments and restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests. Furthermore, ... More

Behavior Genetic Approaches for Situation Research  

Daniel A. Briley

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Nov 2017
As a field, behavior genetics has a long and often underappreciated focus on environmental and situational factors. This chapter describes the methodological details and empirical findings ... More

Behavioral and Molecular Genetics of Emotion Dysregulation  

Lance M. Rappaport, Sage E. Hawn, Cassie Overstreet, and Ananda B. Amstadter

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Jun 2018
Given the critical role that emotion dysregulation plays in many psychiatric disorders, there is a need to understand the biological underpinnings of emotion regulation deficits. This ... More

Behavioral Genetics of Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse  

Matt McGue and Brian M. Hicks

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Aug 2019
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Apr 2016
We review behavioral and biometrical genetic research aimed at characterizing the nature of the familial aggregation of adolescent substance use and abuse. Twin and adoption studies have ... More

Binocular rivalry and perceptual ambiguity  

David Alais and Randolph Blake

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2014
Many important aspects of objects and scenes are fundamentally ambiguous in the retinal images. This ambiguity at the input stage to vision poses a fundamental challenge in perceptual ... More

Bipolar Disorder During Childhood and Adolescence  

Mary Fristad and Elizabeth Nick

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Jun 2017
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Nov 2015
This chapter reviews bipolar spectrum disorders (bipolar I, bipolar II, bipolar disorder not otherwise specified, and cyclothymic disorder) in childhood and adolescence. The history of the ... More

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