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
- Brain development in adolescence
- Color perception
- 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?)
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?
- 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
- LearningCurves 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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