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Data Science in the Medical Field

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Seifedine Kadry + 1 more
  • English
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Data science has the potential to influence and improve fundamental services like the healthcare sector. This book recognizes this fact by analyzing the potential uses of data science in healthcare.Every human body produces 2 terabytes of data each day. This information covers brain activity, stress level, heart rate, blood sugar level, and many other things. More sophisticated technology, like data science, allows clinicians and researchers to handle such a massive volume of data to track the health of patients.The book focuses on the potential and the tools of data science to identify illness signs at an extremely early stage.

International Review Research in Developmental Disabilities

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 66
  • October 1, 2024
  • Robert M. Hodapp + 1 more
  • English
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International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 64 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on topics such as Designing Interventions Targeting Social Isolation and Loneliness in Teens/Adults with IDD: Lessons Learned from Feasibility Studies, Designing syndrome-informed anticipatory interventions with community-based participatory principles, Babble Boot Camp in Down syndrome, Reevaluating Independence and Community for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, What is Down syndrome? The perspective of adults with Down syndrome, and more.Additional chapters cover Newly discovered causes of severe and profound Intellectual Disability: Developmental and behavioral outcomes associated with Tubulinopathy and The Impact of Cognitive Engagement on Alpha and Beta Wave Patterns in the Motor Cortex: Exploring Associations for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Psychology of Learning and Motivation

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 81
  • October 1, 2024
  • Kara D. Federmeier
  • English
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The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 81, the latest release in this ongoing series, features empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning, to complex learning and problem-solving. Chapters in this new release include Learning in the developing brain: interactions of control and representation systems, Cognitive mechanisms underlying individual differences in language comprehension, Speech processing from the perspective of hearing science and psycholinguistics, Social Episodic Memory, Affective influences of Uncertainty on Episodic Memory Formation, and More than a bump on the head: An overview of the long-term effects of concussion.

Dynamic Relationality Theory of Creative Transformation

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  • October 1, 2024
  • English
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Dynamic Relationality Theory of Creative Transformation: Grounding Machinic Ecosystems in Life-Experiences introduces a visionary approach to understanding the evolving relationship between technology and human experiences. It delves into the transformative potential of Machinic General Intelligence (MGI), where AI and human intelligence converge harmoniously, creating a new paradigm of interactive, machinic life experiences. This book challenges the traditional tech-centric view, advocating for a life and experience-first perspective. It presents the Dynamic Relationality Theory (DRT), a novel conceptual framework that redefines our interaction with technology, emphasizing co-creative, emergent experiences over mere digital platformization.Through an interdisciplinary approach combining philosophical insights and social theories with practical applications, the book navigates the complexities of digitalized life ecosystems, employing tools from category theory and differential topology. For readers grappling with the complexities of AI and its societal implications, this book offers clarity and direction.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

  • 3rd Edition
  • September 16, 2024
  • Stella R. Quah
  • English
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The International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Third Edition, Five Volume Set is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Spanning across 5 volumes, 13 subject areas and 480 chapters, this new edition takes a multidisciplinary approach and presents the history, methodology, and latest advances in biomedical research and related scientific fields, including social sciences, life sciences, and bioengineering to address public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. The book offers readers evidence-based analysis and information on solutions to real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach.Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included comprise the fundamental research areas of global public health: historical roots, scientific research methodology and approaches, public health of vulnerable population subgroups (the aged, children and adolescents, at-risk populations), environmental and occupational epidemiology, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

  • 2nd Edition
  • September 2, 2024
  • Wendy Troop-Gordon + 1 more
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Second Edition presents a comprehensive overview of the theories, methods, and empirical evidence needed to understand this critical developmental period. Split across 3 volumes, and spanning over 130 chapters, the title begins with an overview of the history of the study of adolescence and the emerging theories and tools used to study adolescent development, as well as normative changes of adolescence, encompassing a broad range of adolescent experiences. It then examines the interpersonal and socioecological contexts which are both shaped by the adolescent and play a formative role in the adolescent’s development.In conclusion, the book examines those experiences that can compromise healthy development in adolescence and the specific mental health challenges that are common or emergent during the adolescent years. This updated edition addresses identified gaps in the earlier edition, and in similar works, expanding coverage to topics that have often been overlooked but are key experiences, tasks, or contexts affecting adolescent development.

Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Jasmeer Chhatwal + 1 more
  • English
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Biomarkers play an indispensable role in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) diagnosis, clinical research and clinical trials. Our understanding of AD biomarkers has been profoundly impacted by the study of Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease (ADAD). Though memory loss is the most common feature of ADAD, motor dysfunction, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and epileptiform abnormalities are present at a much higher rate in ADAD than sporadic, late-onset AD. There are over 250 known ADAD-causative variants in PSEN1, 2, and APP. This genetic heterogeneity is reflective in both biomarkers and cognitive heterogeneity across people with ADAD. Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease: A Pathophysiology Review discusses the history of ADAD and its cognitive, neuroimaging and biomarker trajectories. This book focuses how ADAD can provide a unique insight into genetically driven and sporadic forms of AD. Edited by Dr. Jasmeer Chhatwal and Dr. Eric McDade, and contributed by leading experts in the field, this book will be become the leading tool for researchers and clinicians in Alzheimer's Disease.

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Jili Tao + 2 more
  • English
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Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management presents the state-of-the-art in hybrid electric vehicle system modeling and management. With a focus on learning-based energy management strategies, the book provides detailed methods, mathematical models, and strategies designed to optimize the energy management of the energy supply module of a hybrid vehicle. It first addresses the underlying problems in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) modeling and then introduces several artificial intelligence-based energy management strategies of HEV systems, including those based on fuzzy control with driving pattern recognition, multi objective optimization, fuzzy Q-learning, and Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (DDPG) algorithms.To help readers apply these management strategies, the book also introduces State of Charge and State of Health prediction methods and real time driving pattern recognition. For each application, the detailed experimental process, program code, experimental results, and algorithm performance evaluation are provided.

Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Foundations of Neuro-Oncology

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Herbert B. Newton + 1 more
  • English
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Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Foundations of Neuro-Oncology provides an in-depth review of common cognitive, psychological, and social manifestations that occur in patients with brain cancer and other neuro-oncological issues. Chapters discuss primary CNS tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease, paraneoplastic disorders, and many other topics. Effects of CNS and systemic cancer treatment (i.e., radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy) are also examined, as are current practices for rehabilitation and targets for essential future interventions in vulnerable populations.This book is fully illustrated with pathology photomicrographs, CT and MRI images, tables, and molecular pathway diagrams. Bringing neuropsychological and behavioral health trial knowledge from the bench to the bedside, this volume is an essential reference for practicing neuro-oncologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, and others working in the field of neuro-oncology.

Advanced Transport Biofuels

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Cheng Tung Chong + 1 more
  • English
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Advanced Transport Biofuels: Production, Economics, and Sustainability provides a comprehensive review of the latest in the global production, economics, and sustainability of advanced transport biofuels. Drawing upon the latest developments in academia and industry globally, the book reviews biofuels policy and the technoeconomics of biofuels production. The technical considerations in the combustion of biofuels are discussed alongside the latest lab-scale and industrial-level combustion property testing using biofuels and biojet fuels. Finally, a lifecycle analysis of biofuel production is conducted related to the sustainability issues in production.This is an invaluable review of the current state of the biofuels industry, policies, technologies, and economic and sustainability issues related to biofuels applications that will be of interest to graduate students and researchers involved in the development and implementation of alternative fuels in the transportation industry. The book will also be of interest to professional engineers and policymakers working in the automotive industry and involved in the application of alternative fuels.