Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Forebrain Control of Breathing Behaviour

  3. Forebrain Mechanisms in the Control of Breathing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. N. S. Cherniack, T. Chonan, M. D. Altose
      Pages 35-45
    3. W. N. Gardner, M. S. Meah, C. Bass
      Pages 47-51
    4. Colin M. Shapiro, Neil J. Douglas
      Pages 53-62
  4. Respiratory Psychophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Murray D. Altose, Tatsuya Chonan, Neil S. Cherniack
      Pages 79-86
    3. Nola Biddle, John Tiller, Michael Pain
      Pages 87-91
  5. Dyspnea and Hyperventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. O. Nisell, G. Hedenstierna
      Pages 125-131
  6. Bronchopulmonary and Chest Wall Mechanisms in Respiratory Sensations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Ikuo Homma, Arata Kanamaru, Masato Sibuya
      Pages 161-166
    3. Michael Runold, Nanduri R. Prabhakar, Jyoti Mitra, Neil S. Cherniack
      Pages 175-182
    4. D. Pilsbury, G. Hibbert
      Pages 183-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Curt von Euler
    • 1
  • Miriam Katz-Salamon
    • 1
  1. 1.Nobel Institute for NeurophysiologyKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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