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

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Respiratory Psychophysiology
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of an International Symposium held at The Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, September 14–15, 1987
  • Authors Miriam Katz-Salamond
  • Editors

    Curt von Euler
  • Series Title Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-47491-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-10463-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-10461-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 199
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Human Physiology
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