Sodium Hunger: The Search for a Salty Taste by Jay Schulkin, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Sodium Hunger: The Search for a Salty Taste

Sodium Hunger: The Search for a Salty Taste

by Jay Schulkin
     
 
A concise review of the behavioral aspects of the hunger for sodium, and the hormonal and neural systems which underlie the search for and ingestion of salt, intended for graduate students and research workers in psychology, physiology and neuroscience.

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A concise review of the behavioral aspects of the hunger for sodium, and the hormonal and neural systems which underlie the search for and ingestion of salt, intended for graduate students and research workers in psychology, physiology and neuroscience.

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"...a good introduction to the topic and a handy, up-to-date review. It will be useful for students interested in learning about the psychophysiology of motivation and for researchers looking for a highly palatable update on the behavioral search for the taste of salt." M. Ian Phillips, Science

"This well-written, concise book is an excellent treatise on the behavioral regulation of body sodium homeostasis....will be welcome reading for very specialized groups. Students and research workers in physiologic psychology and the behavioral neurosciences and classic, organ-oriented physiologists will find it a real treat." Nicolaos E. Madias, New England Journal of Medicine

"Schulkin's monograph is a superb introduction to this important and fascinating topic. It is suitable for upper level undergraduates, graduate students, and as a reference for researchers in fields as diverse as anthropology, biology, neuroscience, nutrition, psychology, and physiology." Neil E. Rowland, American Journal of Human Biology

"...is therefore timely, available for the enthusiast needing a current state of the art review of the field. The book is a welcome synopsis of the current and rapidly changing state of the field." Appetite

"...each chapter is packed with descriptions of experimental methods and outcomes that are well done. The clarity and comprehensiveness is clearly the strength of the book. Moreover, Schulkin covers a wide array of topics related to sodium appetite...informative, easy to read, and at times provocative...should be an important sourcebook for novices, especially graduate students, to quickly obtain an accurate background on sodium hunger, as well as for established researchers and instructors..." The Quarterly Review of Biology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521018425
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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