Biological Psychology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/20/2007
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Inc
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Presents a comprehensive survey of the bases of behaviour. This work offers an illustration program and a perspective - encompassing descriptions of behaviour, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms and applications.

Table of Contents

Biological psychology : scope and outlookp. 3
Biological foundations of behaviorp. 21
Functional neuroanatomy : the nervous system and behaviorp. 23
Neurophysiology : the generation, transmission, and integration of neural signalsp. 59
The chemical bases of behavior : neurotransmitters and neuropharmacologyp. 89
Hormones and the brainp. 119
Evolution and development or the nervous systemp. 149
Evolution of the brain and behaviorp. 151
Life-span development of the brain and behaviorp. 181
Perception and actionp. 215
General principles of sensory processing, touch, and painp. 217
Hearing, vestibular perception, taste, and smellp. 249
Vision : from eye to brainp. 285
Motor control and plasticityp. 321
Regulation and behaviorp. 353
Sex : evolutionary, hormonal, and neural basesp. 355
Homeostasis : active regulation of internal statesp. 387
Biological rhythms, sleep, and dreamingp. 419
Emotions and mental disordersp. 449
Emotions, aggression, and stressp. 451
Psychopathology : biological basis of behavioral disordersp. 481
Cognitive neurosciencep. 511
Learning and memory : biological perspectivesp. 513
Learning and memory : neural mechanismsp. 543
Language and cognitionp. 571
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