Appetite: Neural and Behavioural Bases

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As psychologists and neurobiologists increasingly find common ground in their studies of appetite, the need for an interdisciplinary treatment of the subject becomes more and more urgent. Appetite: Neural and Behavioural Bases fills the gap and provides an authoritative overview of all aspects of the subject, including eating, sexual behavior, drug addiction, and gambling. The book highlights how psychological research has uncovered cues that guide appetitive behavior as well as the cognitive mechanisms that ...
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Overview


As psychologists and neurobiologists increasingly find common ground in their studies of appetite, the need for an interdisciplinary treatment of the subject becomes more and more urgent. Appetite: Neural and Behavioural Bases fills the gap and provides an authoritative overview of all aspects of the subject, including eating, sexual behavior, drug addiction, and gambling. The book highlights how psychological research has uncovered cues that guide appetitive behavior as well as the cognitive mechanisms that influence choice of action. It also offers a splendid survey of what neuroscience research has discovered about the neural substrates underlying appetitive behavior. Students, researchers, and clinicians interested in the many issues surrounding appetite will welcome this unified introduction to the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198547877
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/19/1995
  • Series: European Brain and Behavior Series , #1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

City University, London

University of Birmingham

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Table of Contents

1. Appetite--A Psychological Concept, C.R. Legg
2. Neural Processing Relating to Feeding in Primates, E.T. Rolls
3. Brainstem Orosensorimotor Mechanisms and the Neural Control of Ingestive Behavior, H.P. Zeigler
4. Role of Digestive Afferents in Food Intake Regulation, N. Mei
5. Small Objects of Desire: The Recognition of Appropriate Foods and Drinks and Its Neural Mechanisms, D.A. Booth, E.L. Gibson, A-M. Toase, and R.P.J. Freeman
6. Human Male Sexuality: Appetite and Arousal, Desire and Drive, R.J. Levin
7. Classical Conditioning, Drug Cues and Drug Addiction, S. Glautier
8. The Learned Nature of Binge Eating, A. Jansen
9. Neuropharmacology of Appetite and Taste Preferences, S.J. Cooper and S. Higgs
10. A Brief History of the Anhedonia Hypothesis, R.A. Wise
11. The Appetite for Nicotine
12. Young People and Fruit Machine Gambling, D. Carroll and J.A.A. Huxley
13. Comparing Motivational Systems--An Incentive Motivation Perspective, F.M. Toates

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