Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences, 2 Volume Set / Edition 1

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As technology has made imaging of the brain noninvasive and inexpensive, nearly every psychologist in every subfield is using pictures of the brain to show biological connections to feelings and behavior. Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences provides psychologists and other behavioral scientists with a solid foundation in the increasingly critical field of neuroscience. Current and accessible, it provides in two comprehensive volumes the information they need to understand the new biological bases, research tools, and implications of brain and gene research as it relates to psychology.

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Editorial Reviews

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"There are many things to like about Gary Berntson and John Cacioppo's two-volume Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. It is well written, which is sometimes a challenge in a multiply-authored work; the references are up-to-date; and it is theoretically coherent, which is a tribute to a fine editing job. Readers will appreciate the fact that alternative models and interpretations are discussed where there are controversies and, for the most part, relevant historical information is provided. When asked for a good neuroscience reference source, I used to recommend Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessell (2000); now I will recommend Berntson and Cacioppo's text." (PsycCRITIQUES, June 23, 2010)
Library Journal
Berntson and Cacioppo (coeditors, Social Neuroscience) amass the scholarly essays of 63 field specialists in this subject overview. While several essays are interesting and thought-provoking even for general readers, most are largely for practitioners and specialists, offering empirical data, subject theory, and field-specific terminology. Volume 1 is divided into four segments and 13 chapter essays, from foundation concepts to reflexive thought patterns. Volume 2 offers three segments and 35 chapter essays on reactive mental processes and psychological disorders. An ambitious, multivalent complement to the more developmentally specific Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neurosciences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470083550
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 2004
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 3.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Volume 1.

Part I. Foundations.

1. Integrative Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences (John T. Cacioppo and Gary G. Berntson).

2. Developmental Neuroscience (Myron A. Hofer).

3. Comparative Cognition & Neuroscience (Charles T. Snowdon and Katherine A. Cronin).

4. Biological Rhythms (Randy J. Nelson and Lance J. Kriegsfeld).

5. Neuropharmacology (Gary L. Wenk and Yannick Marchalant).

6. Neuroendocrinology: Mechanisms by Which Hormones Affect Behaviors (Donald Pfaff, Marc Tetel, and Justine Schober).

7. Neuroimmunology (Steven F. Maier and Linda R. Watkins).

8. Neuroanatomy/Neuropsychology (Bryan Kolb and Ian Q. Whishaw).

9. Elements of Functional Neuroimaging (Tor D. Wager, Luis Hernandez, and Martin Lindquist).

Part II. Sensation and Perception.

10. Thalamocortical Relations (S. Murray Sherman).

11. Vision (Dale Purves).

12. Audition (Troy A. Hackett and Jon H. Kaas).

13. Chemical Senses (Susan P. Travers and Joseph B. Travers).

14. Somatosensory Processes (S Hsiao & PH Thakur, Johns Hopkins) (Steven S. Hsiao and Pramodsingh H. Thakur).

15. Personal and Extrapersonal Spatial Perception (Giuseppe Vallar and Angelo Maravita).

16. Mirror Neuron System (Giacomo Rizzolatti and Maddalena Fabbri-Destro).

Part III. Attention and Cognition.

17. Varieties of attention (Amir Raz).

18. Attentional Mechanisms (Yalçin Odludaº and Michael I. Posner).

19. Mental Imagery (Stephen M. Kosslyn, Giorgio Ganis, and William L. Thompson).

20. Categorization (Isabel Gauthier, Michael L. Mack, Jennifer J. Richler, and Thomas J. Palmeri).

21. Reasoning and Problem Solving (Vinod Goel).

22. Motor control: Pyramidal, Extrapyramidal, and Limbic Motor Control (Krista McFarland).

23. Neural Perspectives on Activation and Arousal (Nicholas Schiff and Donald Pfaff).

24. Sleep and Waking Across the Lifespan (Reto Huber and Giulio Tononi).

25. Consciousness (Chadd M. Funk, Mary Colvin Putnam, and Michael S. Gazzaniga).

Part IV. Learning and Memory.

26. Neuronal Basis of Learning (Joseph E. Steinmetz and Derick H. Lindquist).

27. Synaptic and Cellular Basis of Learning (Craig H. Bailey and Eric R. Kandel).

28. Memory (Howard Eichenbaum).

29. Psychological and Neural Mechanisms of Short-term Memory (Cindy A. Lustig, Marc G. Berman, Derek Evan Nee, Richard L. Lewis, Katherine Sledge Moore, and John Jonides).

30. Forgetting and Retrieval (Brice A. Kuhl and Anthony D. Wagner).

31. Emotional Modulation of Learning and Memory (Larry Cahill).

Volume 2.

Part V. Motivation and Emotion.

32. Evaluative Processes (Gary G. Berntson, Greg J. Norman & John T. Cacioppo).

33. Pain: Mechanisms and Measurement (Josée Guindon & Andrea G. Hohmann).

34. Hunger (Terry L. Powley).

35. Thirst (Michael J. McKinley).

36. Central Theories of Motivation and Emotion (Neil McNaughton & Philip J. Corr).

37. Neuropsychological Models of Emotion (Andreas Olsson & Arne Öhman).

38. The Somatovisceral Components of Emotions and Their Role in Decision-Making: Specific attention to the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex (Antoine Bechara & Nasir Naqvi).

39. Neural Basis of Fear Conditioning (David A. E. Bush, Glenn E. Schafe & Joseph E. LeDoux).

40. Neural Basis of Pleasure and Reward (Clifford M. Knapp & Conan Kornetsky).

41. Neural Basis of Mental Representations of Motivation, Emotion and Pleasure (Morton L. Kringelbach).

42. Neural perspectives on Emotion: Impact on Perception, Attention, and Cognition (Damian Stanley, Emma Ferneyhough & Elizabeth A. Phelps).

Part VI. Social Processes.

43. Face Perception (Nancy Kanwisher & Galit Yovel).

44. Self vs. Others/Self-Regulation (Todd F. Heatherton & Anne C. Krendl).

45. Language Processes (Howard C. Nusbaum & Daniel Margoliash).

46. Imitation and Theory of Mind (Philip Gerrans).

47. Social Cognition (Ralph Adolphs & Michael Spezio).

48. Empathy (Jean Decety and Claus Lamm).

49. Defense and Aggression (D. Caroline Blanchard, Yoav Litvin, Nathan S. Pentkowski & Robert J. Blanchard).

50. A Neural Analysis of Intergroup Perception and Evaluation (William A. Cunningham & Jay J. Van Bavel).

51. Cultural Processes (Susan T. Fiske).

Part VII. Psychological Disorders.

52. Autism (David Amaral, John L.R. Rubenstein & Sally J. Rogers).

53. ADHD (Maria T. Acosta, Mauricia Arcos-Burgos, and Maximilian Muenke).

54. Schizophrenia (Cameron S. Carter, Michael Minzenberg, and Jong Yoon).

55. Depression (Boadie W. Dunlop & Charles B. Nemeroff).

56. The genetics of Anxiety: Recent Findings and Considerations for Future Research (Kiara R. Timpano, Gregor Hasler, Christina Riccardi, Dennis L. Murphy & Norman B. Schmidt).

57. Neurobiology of Psychopathy (Christopher Patrick & Edward M. Bernat).

58. Addictive Processes (Mary Torregrossa & Peter W. Kalivas)

59. Cognitive Neurology (Vaughan Bell & Peter W. Halligan).

60. Genetics and Psychopathology (Christel Middeldorp & Dorret I. Boomsma).

Part VIII. Health and Aging.

61. Successful Aging (Denise C. Park & Joshua Goh).

62. Stress and Coping (Bruce S. McEwen).

63. Placebo Effects (Edward E. Smith, Tor D. Wager, Katherine P. Dahl, and Lauren Y. Atlas).

64. Psychological Influences on Neuroendocrine and Immune Disorders (Lisa M. Christian, Nate Deichert, Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, Jennifer E. Graham, and Jean-Philippe Gouin).

65. Telomeres, Telomerase, Stress and Aging (Jue Lin, Elissa S Epel & Elizabeth H Blackburn).

66. Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: A Paradigm for Translating Advances in Behavioral Neuroscience into Rehabilitation Treatment (Edward Taub & Gitendra Uswatte).
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