Introduction to Emotional Behavior. Human Imaging and Neural Circuits. General Approaches to Modeling Psychopathology in Rodents. Tools for Acquiring Circuit and Networks Activity in Animal Models. Emergent Network Properties Measured from Unit Activity. Emergent Network Properties Measured from LFPs. Unit LFP Interactions. Big Data. Specific Disease Manifestations. Depression. Bipolar Disorder. PTSD. Schizophrenia. Autism. Neuromodulation in Humans and Animals.
This book provides an overview of approaches used to study normal and pathological emotional behavior. It explores fundamental properties of brain network organization at the structural and functional level. Subject manner will include an overview of tools used acquire, probe, and manipulate brain activity in humans and rodents. It also includes an overview of methods used to model psychopathalogy in rodents and novel analytical approaches to understand large scale data sets.
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD research interests focus on understanding how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness, and his graduate work has led to several distinctions including: the Somjen Award for Most Outstanding Dissertation Thesis, the Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Fellowship, the UNCF•Merck Graduate Science Research Fellowship, and the Wakeman Fellowship. In 2009, Kafui obtained an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine. He was subsequently appointed as an assistant professor and house staff in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Duke University School of Medicine.