Suppressing the Mind - Anesthetic Modulation of Memory and Consciousness
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Multidisciplinary collection of original results and authoritative overviews of the current state of knowledge
Written by investigators internationally known for their significant contribution to the current understanding of the mechanism of anesthesia
Bridges molecular, cellular, integrative and systems-level actions of anesthetics with respect to their effects on consciousness and memory
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)
This book presents original results as well opinionated overviews of the current state of knowledge of the problem of anesthesia-induced unconsciousness and amnesia. It synthesizes information that has begun to reveal answers to the mystery of anesthesia.