Physiology of Behavior / Edition 7

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This edition introduces increased coverage of evolution and the human brain. Carlson's Seventh Edition of Physiology of Behavior continues its tradition as the most comprehensive, current, and teachable book for physiological psychology. This classic incorporates the latest discoveries in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology and offers the most comprehensive and integrative coverage of research and theory in contemporary behavioral neuroscience. Thoughtfully organized, it offers scholarly-yet-accessible coverage and effectively emphasizes the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Collaboration with a talented artist has provided beautiful, accurate, and informative full-color illustrations that further enhance the appeal to both students and professors alike. Includes a FREE Neuroscience Animations CD-ROM.
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New edition of a text in which Carlson (U. of Massachusetts) discusses the physiology of behavior and includes some of the advances made in research, i.e. targeted mutations against an enormous variety of genes, insertion of genes that put fluorescent dyes on protein products, single-photon scanning laser microscopy, and others. The 19 chapters cover introductory material; structure and functions of cells of the nervous system; structure of the nervous system; psychopharmacology; methods and strategies of research; vision; control of movement; sleep and biological rhythms; audition, and the body and chemical senses; reproductive and ingestive behavior, learning and memory, relational learning and amnesia, human communication, schizophrenia and the affective disorders; anxiety, autistic, and stress disorders; and drug abuse. Contains some color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205308408
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/7/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 699
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System 26
Ch. 3 Structure of the Nervous System 63
Ch. 4 Psychopharmacology 96
Ch. 5 Methods and Strategies of Research 130
Ch. 6 Vision 160
Ch. 7 Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses 200
Ch. 8 Control of Movement 242
Ch. 9 Sleep and Biological Rhythms 270
Ch. 10 Reproduction Behavior 304
Ch. 11 Emotion 339
Ch. 12 Ingestive Behavior: Drinking 371
Ch. 13 Ingestive Behavior: Eating 392
Ch. 14 Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms 423
Ch. 15 Relational Learning and Amnesia 466
Ch. 16 Human Communication 495
Ch. 17 Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders 527
Ch. 18 Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, and Stress Disorders 557
Ch. 19 Drug Abuse 582
References 611
Name Index 669
Subject Index 678
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