Physiology of Behavior / Edition 11

Physiology of Behavior / Edition 11

by Neil R. Carlson
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Physiology of Behavior / Edition 11

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. For anyone interested in physiological psychology or biological psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205239398
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/26/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Each section ends with "Suggested Readings" and "Suggested Websites."

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.

2. Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System.
Cells of the Nervous System.
Communication within a Neuron.
Communication between Neurons.

3. Structure of the Nervous System.
Basic Features of the Nervous System.
The Central Nervous System.
The Peripheral Nervous System.

4. Psychopharmacology.
Principles of Psychopharmacology.
Sites of Drug Action.
Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators.

5. Methods and Strategies of Research.
Experimental Ablation.
Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity.
Neurochemical Methods.
Genetic Methods.

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.

7. Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses.
Vestibular System.

8. Control of Movement.
Reflex Control of Movement.
Control of Movement by the Brain.

9. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
A Physiological and Behavioral Description.
Why Do We Sleep?
Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Waking.
Disorders of Sleep.
Biological Clocks.

10. Reproduction Behavior.
Sexual Development.
Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior.
Neural Control of Sexual Behavior.
Parental Behavior.

11. Emotion.
Emotions as Response Patterns.
Expression and Recognition of Emotions.
Feelings of Emotions.
Aggressive Behavior.

12. Ingestive Behavior: Drinking.
The Nature of Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms.
Drinking and Salt Appetite.
Brain Mechanisms of Thirst and Salt Appetite.
Mechanisms of Satiety.

13. Ingestive Behavior: Eating.
Some Facts about Metabolism.
What Starts a Meal?
What Stops a Meal?
Brain Mechanisms.
Eating Disorders.

14. Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms.
The Nature of Learning.
Learning and Synaptic Plasticity.
Perceptual Learning.
Classical Conditioning.
Instrumental Conditioning and Motor Learning.

15. Relational Learning and Amnesia.
Human Anterograde Amnesia.
Relational Learning in Laboratory Animals.

16. Human Communication.
Speech Production and Comprehension: Brain Mechanisms.
Disorders of Reading and Writing.

17. Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders.
Major Affective Disorders.

18. Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, and Stress Disorders.
Anxiety Disorders.
Autistic Disorder.
Stress Disorders.

19. Drug Abuse.
Common Features of Addiction.
Commonly Abused Drugs.
Heredity and Drug Abuse.
Therapy for Drug Abuse.

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