Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience, Global Edition eBook, 10th Edition

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Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience, Global Edition eBook, 10th Edition

By Neil R. Carlson, Melissa Birkett
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For courses in Physiological Psychology or Biopsychology

A streamlined overview of behavioral neuroscience

Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience offers a concise introduction to behavioral neuroscience with a good balance of human and animal studies. Authors Neil Carlson and Melissa Birkett help students grasp the key concepts of the discipline, apply theory and research findings to daily life, and better understand their own behaviour. Along with the fresh perspectives brought by new co-author Melissa Birkett, the 10th Edition incorporates the latest studies in this rapidly changing field as well as a new dedicated chapter on movement, added in response to faculty feedback.

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  • Thoroughly revised content ensures that students have access to the latest information in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. Highlights of new and updated topics include the following:
    • debate about adult neurogenesis in humans
    • treatments for phantom limb pain
    • research on mirror neurons
    • neural control of sexual behaviour
    • research on obesity and eating disorders, including new treatments for anorexia nervosa
    • brain regions involved in typing and texting
    • neuronal transplantation in Parkinson’s Disease
    • updated diagnostic criteria for disorders and mental illnesses
    • autism and theory of mind research
  • New - An entirely new chapter on movement has been added to the 10th Edition in response to faculty feedback. The new Chapter 8, “Control of Movement” places more emphasis on topics of movement.
  • A consistent structure guides students through each module and chapter, reinforcing learning and giving students opportunities to review key content.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes profile a person's real-life experience, making the concepts that will be discussed in the chapter more relatable. Learning objectives help students focus on the key ideas presented in each module and chapter.
  • Thought questions challenge students to apply what they’ve learned in a new context or to expand their thinking on a relevant topic.
  • Multiple-Choice and Discussion questions help students assess how well they’ve grasped the key concepts and improve long-term retention of chapter information.
  • Updated - Additional scaffolding of information throughout the text, with material chunked into more manageable subheads, supports comprehension and knowledge retention.
Table of contents
  • 1. Origins of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • 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 Chemical Senses
  • 8. Control of Movement
  • 9. Sleep and Biological Rhythms
  • 10. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviors
  • 11. Emotion
  • 12. Ingestive Behavior
  • 13. Learning and Memory
  • 14. Human Communication
  • 15. Neurological Disorders
  • 16. Schizophrenia, Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and OCD
  • 17. Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Stress, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders