Preface Chapter 1. Behavioral Neuroscience: Scope and OutlookPART I: BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIORChapter 2. Functional Neuroanatomy: The Nervous System and BehaviorChapter 3. Neurophysiology: The Generation, Transmission, and Integration of Neural SignalsChapter 4. The Chemistry of Behavior: Neurotransmitters and NeuropharmacologyChapter 5. Hormones and the BrainPART II. EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEMChapter 6. Evolution of the Brain and BehaviorChapter 7. Life-Span Development of the Brain and BehaviorPART III. PERCEPTION AND ACTIONChapter 8. General Principles of Sensory Processing, Touch, and PainChapter 9. Hearing, Vestibular Perception, Taste, and SmellChapter 10. Vision: From Eye to BrainChapter 11. Motor Control and PlasticityPART IV. REGULATION AND BEHAVIORChapter 12. Sex: Evolutionary, Hormonal, and Neural BasesChapter 13. Homeostasis: Active Regulation of the Internal EnvironmentChapter 14. Biological Rhythms, Sleep, and DreamingPART V. EMOTIONS AND MENTAL DISORDERSChapter 15. Emotions, Aggression, and StressChapter 16. Psychopathology: Biological Basis of Behavioral DisordersPART VI. COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCEChapter 17. Learning and MemoryChapter 18. Attention and Higher CognitionChapter 19. Language and LateralizationAppendix: Molecular Biology: Basic Concepts and Important TechniquesGlossaryIllustration CreditsReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index
S. Marc Breedlove is the Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University. He has written over 130 scientific articles investigating the role of hormones in shaping the developing and adult nervous system, publishing in journals including Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He is also passionate about teaching--in the classroom, and in the greater community through interviews with the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Newsweek, as well as broadcast programs such as All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and Sixty Minutes. He has active grant support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Breedlove is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science. Neil V. Watson and the members of his lab at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada study sex-related aspects of the structure and function of the nervous system, with ongoing grant support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. His research, which spans from the effects of hormones and pollutants on the structure of the nervous system to the relationships among social factors, cognition, and steroids in humans, has appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Neuroscience, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Brain Research. Dr. Watson received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the faculty at SFU in 1996 where he is now Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and Chair of Psychology. He teaches biological psychology to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students each year.
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