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Carlson's comprehensive, cutting-edge research with a student-friendly writing style builds a solid foundation. This edition introduces increased coverage of evolution and the human brain. Carlson's Seventh Edition of Physiology of Behavior continues its tradition as the most comprehensive, current, and teachable text for physiological psychology. This classic text incorporates the latest discoveries in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology and offers the most comprehensive and integrative coverage of research and theory in contemporary behavioral neuroscience. Thoughtfully organized, it offers scholarly, yet accessible, coverage and effectively emphasizes the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Collaboration with a talented artist has provided beautiful, accurate, and informative full-color illustrations that further enhance the appeal to both students and professors alike.
Table of Contents
Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System
Structure of the Nervous System
Methods and Strategies of Research
Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses
Control of Movement
Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Ingestive Behavior: Drinking
Ingestive Behavior: Eating
Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms
Relational Learning and Amnesia
Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, and Stress Disorders