Biological Psychology : An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience / Edition 6

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Presents the study of the nervous system and behavior from a biological perspective, examining each major topic in psychobiology with careful description of behavior and discussion of its evolution, development, and biological mechanisms. Also includes discusssion of applications of biological psychology to human problems. For students in courses on physiological psychology, psychobiology, or behavioral neuroscience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878933242
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 765,281
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Biological Psychology 3
Ch. 2 Neuroanatomical Bases of Behavior 33
Ch. 3 Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives on the Nervous System and Behavior 71
Ch. 4 Development of the Nervous System over the Life Span 99
Ch. 5 Neural Conduction, Synaptic Transmission, and Neural Circuits 139
Ch. 6 Psychopharmacology 175
Ch. 7 Hormones: A Chemical System for Communication and Regulation 209
Ch. 8 Principles of Sensory Processing and Experience: Touch and Pain 245
Ch. 9 Hearing, Vestibular Perception, Taste, and Smell 283
Ch. 10 Vision: From Retinal Processes to Perception 325
Ch. 11 Movements and Actions 369
Ch. 12 Sex 411
Ch. 13 Regulation of Internal States 449
Ch. 14 Biological Rhythms and Sleep 487
Ch. 15 Psychobiology of Emotions 529
Ch. 16 Psychobiology of Mental Disorders 565
Ch. 17 Learning and Memory: Biological Perspectives 611
Ch. 18 Neural Mechanisms of Learning and Memory 645
Ch. 19 Language and Cognition 691
Ch. 20 A Final Word 735
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