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Brain & Behavior

Brain & Behavior
An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

Sixth Edition
  • Bob Garrett - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA
  • Gerald Hough - Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

October 2020 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Spark students’ excitement about the power of the mind with the latest edition of Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience. In the fully revised Sixth Edition, authors Bob Garrett and Gerald Hough showcase the ever-expanding body of research into the biological foundations of human behavior through a big-picture approach. With thought-provoking examples and a carefully designed, full-color visual program, this text allows any student to appreciate the importance and relevance of this field of study. New features and coverage for the sixth edition include fully revised learning objectives, a streamlined box feature program, an expanded collection of detailed animations, and updated research on timely topics including drugs and addiction, sex and gender, and emotions and health.

About the Authors
Chapter 1 . What Is Behavioral Neuroscience?
The Origins of Behavioral Neuroscience

Nature and Nurture

Part I. Neural Foundations of Behavior: The Basic Equipment
Chapter 2 . Communication Within the Nervous System
The Cells That Make Us Who We Are

How Neurons Communicate With Each Other

Chapter 3 . The Organization and Functions of
The Central Nervous System

The Peripheral Nervous System

Development and Change in the Nervous System

Chapter 4 . The Methods and Ethics of Research
Science, Research, and Theory

Research Techniques

Research Ethics

Part II. Motivation and Emotion: What Makes Us Go
Chapter 5 . Drugs, Addiction, and Reward
Psychoactive Drugs


The Role of Genes in Addiction

Chapter 6 . Motivation and the Regulation of Internal States
Motivation and Homeostasis

Hunger: A Complex Drive


Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder

Chapter 7 . The Biology of Sex and Ge
Sex as a Form of Motivation

The Biological Determination of Sex

Gender-Related Behavioral and Cognitive Differences

Biological Origins of Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Chapter 8 . Emotion and Health
Emotion and the Nervous System

Stress, Immunity, and Health

Biological Origins of Aggression

Part III. Interacting With the World
Chapter 9 . Hearing and Language


Chapter 10 . Vision and Visual Perception
Light and the Visual Apparatus

Color Vision

Form Vision

The Perception of Objects, Color, and Movement

Chapter 11 . The Body Senses and Movement
The Body Senses


Part IV. Complex Behavior
Chapter 12 . Learning and Memory
Learning as the Storage of Memories

Brain Changes in Learning

Learning Deficiencies and Disorders

Chapter 13 . Intelligence and Cognitive Functioning
The Nature of Intelligence

The Biological Origins of Intelligence

Deficiencies and Disorders of Intelligence

Chapter 14 . Psychological Disorders

Affective Disorders

Anxiety, Trauma, and Stress-Related Disorders

Personality Disorders

Chapter 15 . Sleep and Consciousness
Sleep and Dreaming

The Neural Bases of Consciousness

Author Index
Subject Index

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