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Behavior and Brain Electrical Activity

This volume is dedicated to the faith that the future will offer hard quantitative measures of the human thought process and affect-emotional system. The symposium from which this volume issues was an opportunity for us to invite a number of our friends to help in collecting some of the current contributions to this belief. The participants and topics weave a mosaic of the future. The selection was made in an attempt to project into the future what is most important in the present and in the relatively recent past in terms of generating hard data of the elusive cognitive-affect systems. We regret, because of editorial constraints, that we have not been able to include some of the outstanding contributions offered by our various chairmen. In particular, we are sorry that this volume does not reflect the thoughts of Robert Williams, R.J. Ellingson, William Fields, and especially those of our esteemed grand marshal, W. Grey Walter. This volume deals initially with the electroencephalographic measure- ment of sleep profiles as such profiles may be used to measure the stresses of special environments and special patient populations. Of particular interest is the correlation of sleep profiles with basic endocrine functions. We expect the measurement of sleep profiles to become more of a routine clinical examination in the next few years, as our understanding of this fascinating state of consciousness increases in terms of how it is influenced by real life stresses and disease processes.
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? Sleep Profiles and Behavior.- The Effect of Total, Partial, and Stage Sleep Deprivation on EEG Patterns and Performance.- Sleep Characteristics During the 28- and 59-Day Skylab Missions.- Alcohol and Sleep in the Chronic Alcoholic.- Sleep Profiles of Insomnia and Hypnotic Drug Effectiveness.- Effect of Sleep-Wake Cycle Shifts on Sleep and Neuroendocrine Function.- Electrophysiological Home-Recorded Sleep Study in Insomnia.- ? Measurement and Analysis of Electrical Activity.- Parameter Selection and Optimization.- Sequential Methods for Parametric Discriminant Analysis of the EEG During Sleep.- Digital Systems.- EEG Analysis with Hybrid Computers.- An Interactive, Developmental Approach to Real-Time EEG Analysis.- ? Change of State.- Drug Effects.- Electroencephalographic Studies of Withdrawal from Addiction in the Papio papio.- Period Analysis of the Electroencephalogram of Subhuman Primates.- Information and Mathematical Quantification of Brain State.- Feedback Effects.- Biofeedback Training of 40-Hz EEG and Behavior.- The Influences of Impressed Electrical Fields at EEG Frequencies on Brain and Behavior.- ? Maturation and Pathology.- Afferent Input: A Critical Factor in the Ontogenesis of Brain Electrical Activity.- Cerebral Physiology of the Aged: Relation to Psychological Function.- Changes in Evoked Responses During Maturation and Aging in Man and Macaque.- Brain Potentials and Prediction of Performance.- Evoked Potentials in Psychopathology and Psychiatric Treatment.- ? Violence and Aggression.- Research on Violence: The Ethical Equation.- Violence and Aggression: The State of the Art.- EEG Findings in 73 Persons Accused of Murder.- The Mind-Brain Dialectic: A Commentary.

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