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About this book
There is a growing scientific interest in the sensations related to breathing in health and disease, and on the roles of cortical and other forebrain functions in breathing behaviour. Respiratory Psychophysiology discusses the current theoretical and clinical problems relating to the physiology, pathophysiology and psychology of respiratory functions. The multidisciplinary approaches by the authors make this book an integrated and comprehensive account of the mechanisms involved in the conscious and subconscious control of breathing and their clinical significance. Particular attention is paid to psychophysical and psychosomatic aspects, notably of breathlessness and hyperventilation. New information is also provided on bronchopulmonary and chest wall receptor mechanisms, respiratory sensations and psychophysics, respiration in various behavioural situations, psychophysiology in asthmatics, and emotional disturbances and psychiatric disorders.
pathophysiology physiology psychophysiology respiration