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An Introduction to Brain and Behavior,9781429242288
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An Introduction to Brain and Behavior

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Worth Publishers

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 11/28/2012.
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An Introduction to Brain and Behavior takes uninitiated students to the frontiers of contemporary physiological psychology more effectively than any other textbook. Renowned researchers and veteran teachers, Kolb and Whishaw help students connect nervous-system activity to human behavior, drawing on the latest research and revealing case studies.

Table of Contents

1. What Are the Origins of Brain and Behavior?
2. How Does the Nervous System Function?
3. What Are the Functional Units of the Nervous System?
4. How Do Neurons Use Electrical Activity to Transmit Information?
5. How Do Neurons Use Electrochemical Signals to Communicate and Adapt?
6. How Do Drugs and Hormones  Influence the Brain and Behavior?
7. How Do We Study the Brain’s Structure and Functions?
8. How Does the Nervous System Develop and Adapt?
9. How Do We Sense, Perceive, and See the World?
10. How Do We Hear, Speak, and Make Music?
11 How Does the Nervous System Respond to Stimulation and Produce Movement?
12. What Causes Emotional and Motivated Behavior?
13. Why Do We Sleep and Dream?
14. How Do We Learn and Remember?
15. How Does the Brain Think?
16. What Happens When the Brain Misbehaves?

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