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This text offers an introduction to the foundations of physiology that incorporates new research, illustrative examples, and case studies.This text incorporates the latest studies and research in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. The text also uses many human examples to help make the material interesting and relevant to student readers.Psychology and neuroscience students.
Table of Contents
|Each chapter includes Interim Summary|
|Key Concepts, and Suggested Readings|
|Origins of Physiological Psychology|
|Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach|
|The Nature of Physiological Psychology|
|Ethical Issues in Research with Animals|
|Careers in Neuroscience|
|Strategies for Learning|
|Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System|
|Cells of the Nervous System|
|Communication within a Neuron|
|Communication between Neurons|
|Structure of the Nervous System|
|Basic Features of the Nervous System|
|The Central Nervous System|
|The Peripheral Nervous System|
|Principles of Psychopharmacology|
|Sites of Drug Action|
|Neurotransmittters and Neuromodulators|
|Methods and Strategies of Research|
|Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity|
|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|
|Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses|
|Sleep and Biological Rhythms|
|A Physiological and Behavioral Description|
|Why Do We Sleep?|
|Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Walking|
|Disorders of Sleep|
|Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior|
|Neural Control of Sexual Behavior|
|Emotions as Response Patterns|
|Expression and Recognition of Emotions|
|Feelings of Emotions|
|Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms|
|Eating and Metabolism|
|What Starts a Meal?|
|What Stops a Meal?|
|Learning and Memory|
|The Nature of Learning|
|Learning and Synaptic Plasticity|
|Instrumental Conditioning and Motor Learning|
|Speech Production and Comprehension: Brain Mechanisms|
|Disorders of Reading and Writing|
|Disorders of Development|
|Disorders Caused by Infectious Diseases|
|Schizophrenia, the Affective Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders|
|Major Affective Disorders|
|Autistic Disorder, Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse|
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