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An Introduction to Brain and Behavior (6th Edition)

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In this unique inquiry-based introduction to behavioral neuroscience each chapter focuses on a central question (i.e., "How Does the Nervous System Function?"). The authors emphasize a distinctive clinical perspective, with...

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In this unique inquiry-based introduction to behavioral neuroscience each chapter focuses on a central question (i.e., "How Does the Nervous System Function?"). The authors emphasize a distinctive clinical perspective, with examples showing students what happens when common neuronal processes malfunction. The new edition continues the tradition of incorporating the latest research into the fundamentals of nervous system functioning and the interaction between our behavior and our brains. Revisions include new material discussing current research on genetic mosaics and modification, including:

  • Transgenic techniques and optogenetic techniques
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Hormones
  • Brain development in adolescence
  • Psychobiotics
  • Color perception
  • Biorhythms
The book has also been updated to reflect the latest findings on specific disorders including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, depression and drug dependency, sleep disorders, schizophrenia, glaucoma, and abnormal development related to prenatal experience.

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  • Clinical Focus, which introduces fascinating and revealing real-life cases of neurological disorders and their treatment
  • Experiment, which take students step by step through an important research endeavor that enhanced our understanding of the chapter's topic
  • The Basics to refresh students on fundamental concepts in biology and chemistry that they may have learned in previous courses
  • End-of-Section Review, which offer fill-in comprehension questions and a more open ended short answer question as a quick check for students.
  • End-of-chapter Pedagogy, including chapter reviews, summaries, and key terms






  • Thoroughly Revised throughout, especially in Chapter 4. How Do Neurons Use Electrical Signals to Transmit Information?; Chapter 5. How Do Neurons Use Electrochemical Signals to Communicate and Adapt?; Chapter 7. How Do We Study the Brain's Structure and Functions?
  • New coverage of the enteric nervous system (Chapter 2. How Does the Nervous System Function?)
  • More coverage of the impact of socio-economic status on development (Chapter 8. How Does the Nervous System Develop and Adapt?)


1. What Are the Origins of Brain and Behavior?.- 2. What Is the Nervous System's Functional Anatomy?.- 3. What Are the Nervous System's Functional Units?
4. How Do Neurons Use Electrical Signals to Transmit Information?.- 5. How Do Neurons Communicate and Adapt?.- 6. How Do Drugs and Hormones Influence the Brain and Behavior?.- 7. How Do We Study the Brain’s Structures 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?
This textbook is available with LaunchPad.  Within LaunchPad, you’ll have access to an interactive ebook along with diagnostics, adaptive quizzes and assignments to help you achieve success in your course.  

This LaunchPad includes:
  • An e-Book integrating the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools
  • Immersive Learning Activities focusing on the core topics and mechanisms in neuroscience
  • An Index of Disorders so students can quickly find information on specific disorders in the text
  • Practice Quizzes offering pre-built quizzes which students can take multiple times and receive randomized questions on the same topic
  • LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing to consolidate learning in every chapter of the text
  • Flashcards for every key term that students can view in different modes, including quiz mode to test themselves
  • Videos and video activities so students can experience classic experiments at the heart of psychological science, intriguing case studies and cutting-edge research

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Bryan Kolb received his PhD 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.

Ian Q. Whishaw received his PhD 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.


G. Campbell Teskey is a professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy and...

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Bryan Kolb received his PhD 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.

Ian Q. Whishaw received his PhD 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.


G. Campbell Teskey is a professor at the University of Calgary 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.

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