Physiology of Behavior / Edition 11

Physiology of Behavior / Edition 11

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by Neil R. Carlson
     
 

The most current, comprehensive, and teachable text for behavioral neuroscience

Thoughtfully organized, Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and

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The most current, comprehensive, and teachable text for behavioral neuroscience

Thoughtfully organized, Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter.

No other author compares to Carlson when it comes to thoroughly updating research. This revision incorporates the latest discoveries in behavioral neuroscience, and includes over 400 new references. Integrated for the first time with MyPsychLab, featuring an interactive Virtual Brain, chapter study plans, flashcards, and other resources, Carlson's 11th edition offers students an immersive and engaging experience.

A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience— for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning - The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — Section Summaries with Thought Questions help students test their understanding of the materials.
  • Engage Students — A close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter.
  • Explore Research — In light of the rapidly evolving field of behavioral neuroscience, over 400 new references are included in this edition.
  • Support Instructors — With resources such as Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, highly visual PowerPoint Slides, and for the first time ever, the new MyPsychLab with ClassPrep, instructors have everything they need to teach behavioral neuroscience. All of these materials are available to be packaged with the text upon request.

Note: MyPsychLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPsychLab, please visit www.mypsychlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPsychLab (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205889786 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205889785.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205239399
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/26/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
829
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 Introduction

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 Sense

Chapter 8 Control of Movement

Chapter 9 Sleep and Biological Rhythms

Chapter 10 Reproductive Behavior

Chapter 11 Emotion

Chapter 12 Ingestive Behavior

Chapter 13 Learning and Memory

Chapter 14 Human Communication

Chapter 15 Neurological Disorders

Chapter 16 Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders

Chapter 17 Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity

Disorder, and Stress Disorders

Chapter 18 Drug Abuse


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 Introduction

Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach

The Nature of Physiological Psychology

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 Sense

Audition

Vestibular System

Somatosenses

Gustation

Olfaction

Chapter 8 Control of Movement

Muscles

Reflexive Control of Movement

Control of Movement by the Brain

Chapter 9 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 10 Reproductive Behavior

Sexual Development

Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior

Neural Control of Sexual Behavior

Parental Behavior

Chapter 11 Emotion

Emotions as Response Patterns

Communication of Emotions

Feelings of Emotions

Chapter 12 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 13 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 14 Human Communication

Speech Production and Comprehension: Brain Mechanisms

Disorders of Reading and Writing

Chapter 15 Neurological Disorders

Tumors

Seizure Disorders

Cerebrovascular Accidents

Disorders of Development

Degenerative Disorders

Disorders Caused By Infectious Diseases

Chapter 16 Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders

Schizophrenia

Major Affective Disorders

Chapter 17 Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Stress Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Autistic Disorder

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Stress Disorders

Chapter 18 Drug Abuse

Common Features of Addiction

Commonly Abused Drugs

Heredity and Drug Abuse

Therapy for Drug Abuse

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