Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden
University of Bergen
(In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Ty...)
In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Type-A personality," "biofeedback," and "relaxation response" have become commonplaces. More than ever before, we are aware of the relationship between our mental and emotional states and our physical well-being. Findings from the field of psychophysiology, which investigates the reflexive interaction between psychology and physiology, have revised our approach to illness and its prevention and treatment. We know, for example, that stress, combined with other factors, increases vulnerability to heart attack and stroke. Successful treatment must include lifestyle changes to reduce the effects of stress on the body. In this important text, Kenneth Hugdahl presents a comprehensive introduction to the history, methods, and applications of psychophysiology and explores other areas concerned with the "mind-body interface," such as psychosomatic medicine, behavioral medicine, clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. By showing how social, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional events are mirrored in physiological processes, he gives us a clearer understanding of complex cognitive processes. This book illustrates psychophysiology's importance as a research and clinical tool and highlights its many contributions to the assessment and diagnosis of physical disorders. It also provides a framework for extending psychophysiological insights to other areas of psychology and neuroscience.
(The twenty-three contributions in Brain Asymmetry provide...)
The twenty-three contributions in Brain Asymmetry provide a comprehensive survey of modern research on laterality and brain asymmetry, showcasing new approaches and novel domains in which knowledge of the asymmetrical functioning of the brain is a key issue for the complete understanding of the phenomenon. Of particular note is the inclusion of material on laterality, learning, attention, and emotion and their relation to subcortical and peripheral structures and processes. In addition, the clinical relevance of brain asymmetry for neuropsychological and psychopathological practice is surveyed.Following a preface and historical overview, chapters are divided into eight parts that cover: Phylogenetic Antecedents and Anatomical Bases; Perceptual, Cognitive, and Motor Lateralization; Attention and Learning; Central-Autonomic Integration; Emotional Lateralization; Interhemispheric Interaction; Ontogeny and Developmental Disabilities; and Psychopathology.Contributors : Marie T. Banich. Brenda E. Berge. Carol A. Boliek. Halle D. Brown. Gerard E. Bruder. Richard J. Davidson. Marian Cleeves Diamond. Jack E. Downhill. Jane E. Edmonds. Albert M. Galaburda. Josh Hall. Anne Harrington. Kenneth M. Heilman. Joseph B. Hellige. Kenneth Hugdahl. George W. Hynd. J. Richard Jennings. Stephen M. Kosslyn. Richard D. Laine. David Warren Lewis. Jacqueline Liederman. Mario Liotti. Richard Marshall. John E. Obrzut. Michael Peters. Robert G. Robinson. Sidney J. Segalowitz. Justine Sergent. Don M. Tucker. Werner Wittling. Eran Zaidel.A Bradford Book
(The present volume aims at presenting a selection of new ...)
The present volume aims at presenting a selection of new methods and techniques that may have value for clinical neuropsychology. There is an increasing interest among clinical neuropsychologists regarding new developments in cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology. This book presents an updated view of recent methodological developments in experimental psychology and clinical neuroscience.
(The folk belief that the left brain hemisphere is dominan...)
The folk belief that the left brain hemisphere is dominant for language and the right for visuospatial functions is incomplete and even misleading. Research shows that asymmetries exist at all levels of the nervous system and apply to emotional as well as to higher cognitive processes. Going beyond the authors' previous book, Brain Asymmetry, this book reflects the most recent thinking on functional asymmetries and their structural correlates in brain anatomy. It emphasizes research using new neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). It also considers clinical applications of asymmetry research. The book contains sections on animal models and basic functions, neuroimaging and brain stimulation studies, visual laterality, auditory laterality, emotional laterality, neurological disorders, and psychiatric disorders.
(State-of-the-art research on brain asymmetry, explained f...)
State-of-the-art research on brain asymmetry, explained from molecular to clinical levels. Hemispheric asymmetry is one of the basic aspects of perception and cognitive processing. The different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain have been studied with renewed interest in recent years, as scholars explore applications to new areas, new measuring techniques, and new theoretical approaches. This volume provides a comprehensive view of the latest research in brain asymmetry, offering not only recent empirical and clinical findings but also a coherent theoretical approach to the subject. In chapters that report on the field at levels from the molecular to the clinical, leading researchers address such topics as the evolution and genetics of brain asymmetry; animal models; findings from structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and research; sex differences and hormonal effects; sleep asymmetry; cognitive asymmetry in visual and auditory perception; and auditory laterality and speech perception, memory, and asymmetry in the context of developmental, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Contributors Katrin Amunts, Ulrike Bayer, Alfredo Brancucci, Vince D. Calhoun, Maria Casagrande, Marco Catani, Michael C. Corballis, Patricia E. Cowell, Timothy J. Crow, Tom Eichele, Stephanie Forkel, Patrick J. Gannon, Isabelle George, Onur Güntürkün, Heikki Hämäläinen, Markus Hausmann, Joseph B. Hellige, Kenneth Hugdahl, Masud Husain, Grégoria Kalpouzos, Bruno Laeng, Martina Manns, Chikashi Michimata, Deborah W. Moncrieff, Lars Nyberg, Godfrey Pearlson, Stefan Pollmann, Victoria Singh-Curry, Iris E.C. Sommer, Tao Sun, Nathan Swanson, Fiia Takio, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, René Westerhausen
Hugdahl received his education at Uppsala University, graduating from it with a bachelor's degree in 1974. He then also obtained his doctorate from it in 1977.
Hugdahl worked as a researcher at Uppsala University from 1980, and in 1984 he was appointed professor at the University of Bergen, where he still works. He is also the Head of the Bergen fMRI Group which initiated the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging in neuroscience in Norway and the Nordic countries in the 1990s.
(The twenty-three contributions in Brain Asymmetry provide...)1996
(The folk belief that the left brain hemisphere is dominan...)2002
(In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Ty...)1996
(The present volume aims at presenting a selection of new ...)2002
(State-of-the-art research on brain asymmetry, explained f...)2010
Hugdahl is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society and Society for Psychophysiological Research. He was also a member of the Research Council of Norway from 1988 to 1989, and of the MacArthur Foundation from 1990 to 2000.
Hugdahl is married. His wife’s name is Marit. The couple has 2 children: Anna and Emilia.