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Foundations of Physiological Psychology

Foundations of Physiological Psychology
Author: Neil R. Carlson
ISBN 13: 9780205519408
ISBN 10: 205519407
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 576
List Price: N/A

This book/CD-ROM text covers foundations of the field, the sensory systems, motivated behavior, and learning and verbal communication. Learning features include objectives, summaries, thought questions, and key terms. The CD-ROM contains animations demonstrating concepts of neuroscience, plus self-tests. This fifth edition contains expanded discussion of evolution of the human brain, facial recognition, and the evolution of language, and reflects the discovery of new nociceptors, ligands, and photoreceptors. There is also expanded discussion of the role of the prefrontal cortex in emotion, decision making, and memory. Carlson teaches at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


An introductory text covering the foundations--history of the field, structure and functions of neurons, neuroanatomy, and psychopharmacology; perception and movement; motivated behavior; learning and communication; and disorders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)