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  • Copyright: 1993-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Table of Contents

Biopsychology As a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway?
What Is Biopsychology?
What Is the Relation Between Biopsychology and the Other Disciplines of Neuroscience?
What Types of Research Characterize the Biopsychological Approach?
What Are the Divisions of Biopsychology?
Converging Operations: How Do Biopsychologists Work Together?
Scientific Interference: How Do Biopsychologists Study the Unobservable Workings of the Brain?
Critical Thinking About Biopsychological Claims
Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking About the Biology of Behavior
Thinking About the Biology of Behavior: From Dichotomies to Relations and Interactions
Human Evolution
Fundamental Genetics
Behavioral Development: The Interaction of Genetic Factors and Experience
The Genetics of Human Psychological Differences
The Anatomy of the Nervous System: The Systems, Structures, and Cells That Make Up Your Nervous System
General Layout of the Nervous System
Cells of the Nervous System
Neuroanatomical Techniques and Directions
Spinal Cord
The Five Major Divisions of the Brain
Major Structures of the Brain
Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals
The Neurons Resting Membrane Potential
Generation and Conduction of Postsynaptic Potentials
Integration of Postsynaptic Potentials and Generation of Action Potentials
Conduction of Action Potentials
Synaptic Transmission: Chemical Transmission of Signals from One Neuron to Another
The Neurotransmitters
Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission
The Research Methods of Biopsychology: Understanding What Biopsychologists Do
Methods of Visualizing and Stimulating the Living Human Brain
Recording Human Psychophysiological Activity
Invasive Physiological Research Methods
Pharmacological Research Methods
Genetic Engineering
Neuropsychological Testing
Behavioral Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience
Biopsychological Paradigms of Animal Behavior
The Visual System: From Your Eyes to Your Cortex
Light Enters the Eye and Reaches the Retina
The Retina and Translation of Light into Neural Signals
From Retina to Primary Visual Cortex
Seeing Edges
Seeing Color
Mechanisms of Perception, Conscious Awareness, and Attention: How You Know the World
Principles of Sensory System Organization
Cortical Mechanisms of Vision
Somatosensation: Touch and Pain
The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste
Selective Attention
The Sensorimotor System: How You Do What You Do
Three Principles of Sensorimotor Function
Sensorimotor Association Cortex
Secondary Motor Cortex
Primary Motor Cortex
Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia
Descending Motor Pathways
Sensorimotor Spinal Circuits
Central Sensorimotor Programs
Development of the Nervous System: From Fertilized Egg to You
Phases of Neural Development
Postnatal Cerebral Development in Human Infants
Effects of Experience on Early Development, Maintenance, and Reorganization of Neural Circuits
Neuroplasticity in Adults
Disorders of Neurodevelopment: Autism and Williams Syndrome
Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity: Can the Brain Recover from Damage?
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