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The Other Side of Normal: How Biology Is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior

The Other Side of Normal: How Biology Is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior Lowest new price: $9.05
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Author: Jordan Smoller

In this enthralling work of popular science, respected Harvard psychiatrist Jordan Smoller addresses one of humankind’s most enduring and perplexing questions: What does it mean to be “normal?” In The Other Side of Normal, Smoller explores the biological component of normalcy, revealing the hidden side of our everyday behaviors—why we love what we love and fear what we fear. Other bestselling works of neurobiology and the mind have focused on mental illness and abnormal behaviors—like the Oliver Sacks classic, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat—but The Other Side of Normal is an eye-opening, thought-provoking, utterly fascinating and totally accessible exploration of the universals of human experience. It will change forever our understanding of who we are and what makes us that way.

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Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (Book with CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh)

Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (Book with CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh) Lowest new price: $27.00
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Author: Mark R. Rosenzweig
Brand: Brand: Sinauer Associates Inc

The Second Edition of this best-selling text retains its focus on the examination of each major topic in psychobiology from five perspectives: the description of behaviour, the evolution of behaviour, the development of behaviour, the biological mechanisms underlying behaviour and applications of biological psychology to human problems. Improvements in this edition include new material on cognitive and clinical neuroscience, extensive chapter reorganisation, enhanced pedagogy and refined artwork. To further enhance students' understanding, each copy includes Sylvius: Fundamentals of Human Neural Structure , a CD-ROM tutorial. This Special Edition is comprised of three sections: (1) a Surface Anatomy module allowing the user to visualise the external features of the brain, (2) a Sectional Anatomy module focused on the internal structures and (3) an alphabetical Index from which the user can choose and obtain a visual description of various neuroanatomical structures.

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Sex and Friendship in Baboons

Sex and Friendship in Baboons Lowest new price: $76.52
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Author: Barbara B. Smuts

Reprint of Smuts' (psychiatry and anthropology, University of Michigan) classic long-term study of these complex animals' chiefly non-sexual behavior with a new (16 page) preface including extensive notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Psychobiology of Attachment and Separation (Behavioral Biology : An International Series)

The Psychobiology of Attachment and Separation (Behavioral Biology : An International Series) Lowest new price: $341.12
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Author: Martin Reite

The Psychobiology of Attachment and Separation provides an understanding of certain theoretical issues involved in social attachment and separation. The book brings together a number of investigators studying animal and human models of the psychobiology of attachment and separation. The contributors are actively conducting studies that incorporate physiological measures in attachment-separation paradigms. Thus, the book's unique features include reviews and interpretations of recent data on the physiological correlates of attachment and separation behavior in both animals and humans. The book is divided into two parts, one on animal models and one on human models. The first part reviews research from several animal species, including studies on the biology of maternal behavior and physiological, neurochemical, and neuroanatomical correlates of both attachment and separation. The chapters on animal models provide an overview of the state of knowledge on both the biology of social attachment and the biological correlates of separation. The second part presents reviews and new data on attachment and separation in human infants. A summary chapter examines both animal and human data and offers a synthesis of the results, including clinical implications and ideas for future research.


How We Learn; How We Remember: Toward an Understanding of Brain and Neural Systems : Selected Papers of Leon N. Cooper (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics)

How We Learn; How We Remember: Toward an Understanding of Brain and Neural Systems : Selected Papers of Leon N. Cooper (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics) Lowest used price: $75.00
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Author: Leon N. Cooper

Leon Cooper's somewhat peripatetic career has resulted in work in quantum field theory, superconductivity, the quantum theory of measurement as well as the mechanisms that underly learning and memory. He has written numerous essays on a variety of subjects as well as a highly regarded introduction to the ideas and methods of physics for non-physicists. Among the many accolades, he has received (some deserved) one he likes specially is the comment of an anonymous reviewer who characterized him as “a nonsense physicist”.This compilation of papers presents the evolution of his thinking on mechanisms of learning, memory storage and higher brain function. The first half proceeds from early models of memory and synaptic plasticity to a concrete theory that has been put into detailed correspondence with experiment and leads to the very current exploration of the molecular basis for learning and memory storage. The second half outlines his efforts to investigate the properties of neural network systems and to explore to what extent they can be applied to real world problems.In all this collection, hopefully, provides a coherent, no-nonsense, account of a line of research that leads to present investigations into the biological basis for learning and memory storage and the information processing and classification properties of neural systems.


The Psychobiology of Human Motivation (Psychology Focus)

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Author: Hugh Wagner

Why is one person motivated to create a business empire whilst another is inspired to produce a beautiful work of art? Why do some people prefer a quiet life?
The Psychobiology of Human Motivation explores what directs our behaviour, from basic physiological needs like hunger and thirst to more complex aspects of social behaviour like altruism. Hugh Wagner explores the limits of biological explanations and shows how humans can influence `basic' physiological drives in order to adapt to a complex social environment.


Developmental Neuropsychobiology (Behavioral Biology, an International Series)

Developmental Neuropsychobiology (Behavioral Biology, an International Series) Lowest used price: $19.00
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Author: William T. Greenough


The Biological Basis for Mind Body Interactions, Volume 122 (Progress in Brain Research)

The Biological Basis for Mind Body Interactions, Volume 122 (Progress in Brain Research) Lowest new price: $526.30
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The current volume focuses on several key aspects of mind/brain/body interactions in health and disease, including specific examples of interactions between body and brain, mechanisms underlying the response of the system to stressors, the role of early life events in permanently biasing the responsiveness of the system and practical implications of mind body interactions in human disease.


The volume on Biological Basis for Mind Body Interactions is organized into 6 major sections, each dealing with a unique aspect of the general topic: After establishing the relationship between mind, brain and emotions, the first section deals with general neurobiological aspects mediating the effect of stress on various organ systems, including the immune and cardiovascular system. The second section covers the topic of how early life stressor can permanently alter responsiveness of the nervous system in animals and in man. The third section deals with influences of the internal environment, mediated by neuroendocrine and visceral afferent pathways on the CNS. The fourth section which deals with influences of body on the brain, focuses on mechanisms involved in perception and modulation of pain. The fifth section deals with influences of the mind/brain on the body, with an emphasis on central and peripheral mechanisms of autonomic control of body functions. The last section deals with a series of practical issues of mind body treatments, including acupuncture, breathing, body work and meditation. In addition, issues such as cost effectiveness and research aspects are discussed. Authors in this last section frequently refer to topics and mechanisms addressed in the early sections, making it a truly integrated volume.

The unique aspect of the volume is the integration of state of the art research information on biological and practical aspects of mind/brain/body interactions. It is based on the beliefs of the editors and participants that the traditional separation of mind and body in research and in treatment of human disease is obsolete and needs to be replaced with a new unifying paradigm. Ironically, this evolving paradigm shares many similarities with ancient pre-Cartesian paradigms of health and disease.



How We Got to Be Human: Subjective Minds With Objective Bodies

How We Got to Be Human: Subjective Minds With Objective Bodies Lowest new price: $19.60
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Author: William H. Libaw

This book is about what science frequently dodges or even denies: subjective life as experienced by animals as well as humans. Mixing what is known from science with some novel ideas, science writer William Libaw provides a provocative and stimulating thesis on the origins and evolution of consciousness.

Among the intriguing ideas presented are the following: For the earliest animals that had it, subjective experience itself had Darwinian adaptiveness in a rapidly changing environment; the use of gestures and deception among apes and some birds suggests conscious concepts in their mental activity; complete spoken language came first from the mouths of a group of children who inherited the previously unused genetic language capability; and human males have retained the animal rutting instinct and amplified it with conceptual prurience, which leads them to eroticize females, and sometimes pressure them to have sex.

As the subjective world of any other creature cannot be observed directly by any of us, this book plays detective to deduce from gestures, deceptive behavior, and language some of the concepts that play a key role in ape and human minds.How We Got to Be Human is an interesting and original synthesis of a great deal of evidence and ideas about the origins and nature of our subjective minds.


Basics of Biopsychology, Books a la Carte Edition

Basics of Biopsychology, Books a la Carte Edition Lowest new price: $91.66
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Author: John P.J. Pinel

For today's busy student, we've created a new line of highly portable books at affordable prices. Each title in the Books a la Carte Plus program features the exact same content from our traditional textbook in a convenient notebook-ready, loose-leaf version - allowing students to take only what they need to class. As an added bonus, each Books a la Carte Plus edition is accompanied by an access code to all of the resources found in one of our best-selling multimedia products. Best of all? Our Books a la Carte Plus titles cost less than a used textbook! "Basics of Biopsychology" clearly presents the fundamentals of the study of the biology of behavior and makes the topics personally and socially relevant to the student. By emphasizing four interwoven themes ("Thinking Clearly," "Clinical Implications," "The Evolutionary Perspective," and "Cognitive Neuroscience") throughout the book, the major recent developments in the rapidly changing field of biopsychology come alive clearly and completely for students. How Biopsychologists Think about Behavior, Anatomy of the Brain, Neural Activity and How to Study It, The Visual System, Mechanisms of Perception, The Sensorimotor System, Development of the Nervous System, Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity, Learning, Memory, and Amnesia, Hunger, Eating, and Health, Hormones and Sex, Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms, Health Psychology, Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain, and Behavioral Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders " " "biopsychology"


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