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Overview

Helps apply the research findings of behavioral neuroscience to daily life.

The ninth edition of Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience offers a concise introduction to behavioral neuroscience. The text incorporates the latest studies and research in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. The theme of strategies of learning helps readers apply these research findings to daily life. Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience is an ideal choice for the instructor who wants a concise text with a good balance of human and animal studies.

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Carlson program. Key learning applications include the MyPsychLab Brain.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking –Each chapter begins with a list of Learning Objectives that also serve as the framework for the Study Guide that accompanies this text.
  • Engage Students –An Interim Summary follows each major section of the book. The summaries provide useful reviews and also break each chapter into manageable chunks.
  • Explore Theory/Research APS Reader, Current Directions in Biopsychology in MyPsychLab
  • Support Instructors – A full set of supplements, including MyPsychLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need.

0205962092 / 9780205962099 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience Plus NEW MyPsychLab with eText -- Access Card Package

Package consists of:

0205206514 / 9780205206513 NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

0205940242 / 9780205940240 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205790357
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Series: MyPsychKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 650,959
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Carlson, U Mass Amherst -- Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Neil Carlson's research has focused on the relationship between the brain and behavior—specifically, the role of the limbic system in learning and species-typical behavior. Dr. Carlson received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. In addition to writing Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience, Dr. Carlson is also the author of Physiology of Behavior and co-author of Psychology: The Science of Behavior. Dr. Carlson's books have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Origins of Behavioral Neuroscience

Chapter 2: Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System

Chapter 3: Structure of the Nervous System

Chapter 4: Psychopharmacology

Chapter 5: Methods and Strategies of Research

Chapter 6: Vision

Chapter 7: Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses

Chapter 8: Sleep and Biological Rhythms

Chapter 9: Reproductive Behavior

Chapter 10: Emotion

Chapter 11: Ingestive Behavior

Chapter 12: Learning and Memory

Chapter 13: Human Communication

Chapter 14: Neurological Disorders

Chapter 15: Schizophrenia, Affective Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 16: Autistic, Attention-Deficit, Stress,nd Substance Abuse Disorders


2. Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Origins of Behavioral Neuroscience

Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach

The Nature of Behavioral Neuroscience

Natural Selection and Evolution

Ethical Issues in Research with Animals

Careers in Neuroscience

Strategies for Learning

Chapter 2: Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System

Cells of the Nervous System

Communication Within a Neuron

Communication Between Neurons

Chapter 3: Structure of the Nervous System

Basic Features of the Nervous System

The Central Nervous System

The Peripheral Nervous System

Chapter 4: Psychopharmacology

Principles of Psychopharmacology

Sites of Drug Action

Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators

Chapter 5: Methods and Strategies of Research

Experimental Ablation

Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity

Neurochemical Methods

Genetic Methods

Chapter 6: Vision

The Stimulus

Anatomy of the Visual System

Coding of Visual Information in the Retina

Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Striate Cortex

Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Visual Association Cortex

Chapter 7: Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses

Audition

Vestibular System

Somatosenses

Gustation

Olfaction

Chapter 8: Sleep and Biological Rhythms

A Physiological and Behavioral Description of Sleep

Disorders of Sleep

Why Do We Sleep?

Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Waking

Biological Clocks

Chapter 9: Reproductive Behavior

Sexual Development

Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior

Neural Control of Sexual Behavior

Parental Behavior

Chapter 10: Emotion

Emotions as Response Patterns

Communication of Emotions

Feelings of Emotions

Chapter 11: Ingestive Behavior

Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms

Drinking

Eating: Some Facts About Metabolism

What Starts a Meal?

What Stops a Meal?

Brain Mechanisms

Obesity

Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa

Chapter 12: Learning and Memory

The Nature of Learning

Synaptic Plasticity: Long-Term Potentiation and Long-Term Depression

Perceptual Learning

Classical Conditioning

Instrumental Conditioning

Relational Learning

Chapter 13: Human Communication

Speech Production and Comprehension: Brain Mechanisms

Disorders of Reading and Writing

Chapter 14: Neurological Disorders

Tumors

Seizure Disorders

Cerebrovascular Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury

Disorders of Development

Degenerative Disorders

Disorders Caused by Infectious Diseases

Chapter 15: Schizophrenia, Affective Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders

Schizophrenia

Major Affective Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 16: Autistic, Attention-Deficit, Stress,nd Substance Abuse Disorders

Autistic Disorder

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Stress Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

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