Physiology of Behavior, Global Edition, 12th Edition

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Physiology of Behavior, Global Edition, 12th Edition

By Neil Carlson, Melissa Birkett
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For courses in Physiological/Biopsychology

Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behaviour. Lead author Neil Carlson and new co-author Melissa Birkett drew upon their experience teaching and working with students to create the new edition of this comprehensive and accessible guide for students of behavioral neuroscience. In addition to updated research, the 12th Edition offers an updated art and visual program and a more robust learning architecture that highlights key concepts, guiding students through the text.

  • The art and visual program has been updated to give the 12th Edition a modern, cohesive feel, as well as to keep up with the latest findings and studies in the field.
  • The 12th Edition’s updated research reflects both the enormous advances made in research methods and the discoveries these methods have revealed. By covering the latest methods and techniques, the authors ensure that the text stays atop the latest trends and findings in the field.
  • A case study at the beginning of each chapter describes the experiences of people whose lives are impacted by an important issue in neuroscience. Additional case studies are included elsewhere in the body of many chapters.
  • Critical Concepts features in each chapter highlight important topics in neuroscience, and provide opportunities for students to explore them in greater depth.
  • Co-author Melissa Birkett joins Neil Carlson for the 12th Edition, assisting in revisions to the chapter structure and the addition of new pedagogical features, which include learning objectives and revised thought questions.
A more robust learning architecture guides student through the text and highlights key concepts
  • As compared to previous editions, key information has been better scaffolded within each chapter. The authors have reorganised material so that readers can better identify important concepts and also better see how those concepts relate to each other in more comprehensive patterns.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each major section of the text help students identify and understand the key points from each section. The learning objectives are revisited in summaries at the end of each section.
  • Subheadings in each chapter correspond with the learning objectives and are reinforced in the learning objective summary for each section.
  • Thought questions at the end of each section encourage students to think deeply about what they’ve learned.
  • Chapter Review questions conclude each chapter, providing a useful review and a more comprehensive opportunity for students to test their understanding.
Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System
  • 3. Structure of the Nervous System
  • 4. Psychopharmacology
  • 5. Methods and Strategies of Research
  • 6. Vision
  • 7. Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses
  • 8. Control of Movement
  • 9. Sleep and Biological Rhythms
  • 10. Reproductive Behavior
  • 11. Emotion
  • 12. Ingestive Behavior
  • 13. Learning and Memory
  • 14. Human Communication
  • 15. Neurological Disorders
  • 16. Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders
  • 17. Stress, Anxiety, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • 18. Substance Abuse