The new edition of Kolb and Whishaw's text exploring the biological basis of behaviour, communicates the excitement of the tremendous advances in the field over the past decade. Drawing on their extensive teaching and research experience, the authors organise their text around the key questions that intrigue brain researchers and students alike. By emphasising the clinical aspects of neuroscience the authors continually reinforce the relevance of the field to human experience, while providing basic neurobiological information of specific interest to students pursuing careers in social sciences, life sciences, or health professions.
Table of Contents
What are the Origins of Brain and Behavior? How does the Nervous System Function? What are the Units of Nervous System Function? How do Neurons Transmit Information? How do Neurons Communicate and Adapt? How does the Nervous System Develop and Adapt? How do Drugs and Hormones Influence the Brain and Behavior? How do we Sense, Perceive and See the World? How do we Hear, Speak and Make Music? How does the Nervous System Respond to Stimulation and Produce Movement? What Cuases Emotion and Motivated Behavior? Why do we Sleep and Dream? How do we Learn from Experience and Remember? How does the Nervous System Produce Thought? What Happens when the Brain Misbehaves? Epilogue: What have we Learned and What is its Value? Appendix: Why do Scientists use Animlas in Research?
Brian Kolb, lectures at the University of Lethridge. He is a Killiam Fellow (Canadian Council), Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, 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 is former president of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science. Ian Q. Whishaw, lectures at the University of Lethridge. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the recipient of a bronze medal from the Canadian Humane Society, has been awarded the Ingrid Speaker Medal, and is CEO of NeuroDetective, Inc.