An Introduction to Brain and Behavior

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From authors Bryan Kolb and Ian Whishaw, and new coauthor G. Campbell Teskey, An Introduction to Brain and Behavior offers a unique inquiry-based introduction to behavioral neuroscience, with each chapter focusing on a central question (i.e., "How Does the Nervous System Function?"). It also incorporates a distinctive clinical perspective, with examples showing students what happens when common neuronal processes malfunction. Now this acclaimed book returns in a thoroughly up-to-date new edition.

Founders of a prestigious neuroscience institute at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, Kolb and Whishaw are renowned as both active scientists and teachers. G. Campbell Teskey of the University of Calgary, also brings to the book a wealth of experience as a researcher and educator. Together, they are the ideal author team for guiding students from a basic understanding the biology of behavior to the very frontiers of some of the most exciting and impactful research being conducted today.

The new edition also has its own dedicated version of Worth Publishers' breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad, giving it the most robust media component of any textbook for the course.
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ISBN-13: 9781464106019
ISBN-10: 1464106010
Pagini: 704
Ilustrații: 609
Dimensiuni: 285 x 242 x 27 mm
Greutate: 1.70 kg
Ediția: 5
Editura: Worth Publishers
Colecția Worth Publishers
Locul publicării: New York, United States


1. What Are the Origins of Brain and Behavior?
2. How Does the Nervous System Function?
3. What Are the Functional Units of the Nervous System?
4. How Do Neurons Use Electrical Signals to Transmit Information?
5. How Do Neurons Use Electrochemical Signals to Communicate and Adapt?
6. How Do Drugs and Hormones Influence the Brain and Behavior?
7. How Do We Study the Brain's Structure and Functions?
8. How Does the Nervous System Develop and Adapt?
9. How Do We Sense, Perceive, and See the World?
10. How Do We Hear, Speak, and Make Music?
11. How Does the Nervous System Respond to Stimulation and Produce Movement?
12. What Causes Emotional and Motivated Behavior?
13. Why Do We Sleep and Dream?
14. How Do We Learn and Remember?
15. How Does the Brain Think?
16. What Happens When the Brain Misbehaves?

Notă biografică

Bryan Kolb received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973. He conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Western Ontario and the Montreal Neurological Institute. He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1976, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor's Chair in Neuroscience. His current research examines how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various factors, including hormones, experience, psychoactive drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to behavior in the normal and diseased brain. Kolb is a Killam Fellow (Canada Council) and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of the Hebb Prize from CPA and from the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) and is a former president of the CSBBCS. He is one of the theme leaders in the Canadian Stroke Network. He is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary, as well as the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta.

Ian Q. Whishaw received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1971. He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1970, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor's Chair in Neuroscience. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, Cambridge University, and the Unviersity of Strasbourg, France. He is a Fellow of Clair Hall, Cambridge, and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta. His current research examines how the precise details of movements are influenced by injury or disease to the motor systems of rodents and humans and how animals and humans move through real and mental space. Whishaw is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada, and the Institute for Scientific Information includes him in its list of most cited neuroscientists. He is a recipient of a Bronze medal from the Canadian Humane Society, a recipient of the Ingrid Speaker medal for research, and President of NeuroDetective, Inc.

G. Campbell Teskey received his Ph.D. from Western University in 1990 and then conducted postdoctoral work at McMaster University. He relocated to the University of Calgary in 1992, where he is a professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. His current research program examines the development, organization and plasticity of the motor cortex as well as how seizures alter brain function. Teskey has won numerous teaching awards, developed new courses and co-created the Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience program at his home University. He currently serves as Education Director for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Chairs the Education Committee of Campus Alberta Neuroscience.


Each chapter focuses on a central question
Incorporates a distinctive clinical perspective
Comes with LaunchPad

Caracteristici noi

Enhanced readability. New chapter opening vignettes capture student attention, while shorter paragraphs and chapters, more accessible language, and clearer figure captions make the text more accessible. The authors have also made sure key terms and nomenclature are standard to the discipline and course.

Reorganization of Key Topics:

Reorganized Chapter 2, 'How Does the Nervous System Function' now covers nervous system functioning from the bottom up (spinal cord to forebrain).
Reorganized coverage of development and drugs and hormones. Coverage of neural development now precedes psychopharmacology and hormones.

Thorough presentation of cutting-edge topics and new
research, including hundreds of new citations from 2000–2005 research and new Focus on New Research boxes.

New, Separate Chapter (15) on Disorders, 'What
Happens When the Brain Misbehaves,' extend the coverage of research methods and treatments in the context of their general treatment categories.

New Pedagogy.
In addition to Focus on New Research and the new vignettes, the book features detailed chapter outlines, a marginal glossary, Focus on Disorders boxes, marginal media icons and extensive end-of-chapter review material.