Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Stress, the Aging Brain, & the Mechanisms of Neuron Death

by Sapolsky, Robert M.

Stress, the Aging Brain, & the Mechanisms of Neuron Death cover
  • ISBN: 9780262193207
  • ISBN10: 0262193205

Stress, the Aging Brain, & the Mechanisms of Neuron Death

by Sapolsky, Robert M.

  • List Price: $75.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publish date: 02/01/2009
  • ISBN: 9780262193207
  • ISBN10: 0262193205
used Add to Cart $94.98
Marketplace Item
Description: Looking beyond the now widely recognized relationships between stress and physical illness, this accessible and engagingly written book suggests that stress and stress-related hormones can also endanger the brain. Strategies to reduce stress and methods to protect neurons from further damage are proposed, and the relevance for humans of the animal research findings are clearly delineated.

Sapolsky provides an extensive review of the recent, exciting data on glucocorticoids, the adrenal steroid hormones (hydrocortisone or cortisol in humans) that are released during stress. Excessive exposure to these hormones can damage the brain and make neurons more vulnerable to neurological insults. The findings he reports and ideas he synthesizes may have profound implications for understanding brain aging and resistance of the brain to the damaging effects of strokes, seizures, and possibly Alzheimer's disease.

In part I Sapolsky focuses on how the failure of glucocorticoid regulation and subsequent excessive secretion combine to cause a complex cascade of degeneration in the brain during aging. In part 11 he addresses the implications of glucocorticoid neurotoxicity for neurology. Each chapter includes a helpful summary of the major points discussed as well as a capsule review of information from the previous chapters.

Robert M. Sapolsky is Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Stanford University. He is also Research Associate at the Institute for Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, and a MacArthur Fellow.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: BookCellarNH
Location: Nashua, NH Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing. Great used
[...]
Price:
$94.98
Comments:
Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing. Great used
[...]
Seller: Premium Classics
Location: Chemung, NY
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Good condition. COVER (includes dust jacket)-sunfading on spine; slight
[...]
Price:
$101.25
Comments:
Good condition. COVER (includes dust jacket)-sunfading on spine; slight
[...]
Seller: HPB-Ohio
Location: Columbus, OH
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
Price:
$106.85
Comments:
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
Seller: The Book Cellar
Location: Nashua, NH
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
0262193205 Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing.
[...]
Price:
$107.05
Comments:
0262193205 Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing.
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$120.94
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Found Books
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Condition: Good
0262193205.
Price:
$156.37
Comments:
0262193205.
Seller: Salish Sea Books
Location: Bellingham, WA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0262193205 Very Good; Hardcover with Jacket; Dust jacket is clean and intact
[...]
Price:
$222.18
Comments:
0262193205 Very Good; Hardcover with Jacket; Dust jacket is clean and intact
[...]
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).