Appetite: Neural and Behavioural Bases

Hardcover | November 1, 1994

EditorCharles R. Legg, David Booth

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This is the first book to deal with both the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms in appetites for drugs, food, sex, and gambling, and considers whether there are common factors between them. The authors approach this by looking at the bases of both normal and abnormal appetites inhumans. The focus on human appetites will be of great interest to psychologists and clinicians alike.The EBBS Publications Series is designed to provide researchers and students with authoritative, topical reviews of major areas in the brain and behaviour sciences. Each volume will include specially commissioned and edited chapters by leading researchers, presented in a lively and accessiblestyle.

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This is the first book to deal with both the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms in appetites for drugs, food, sex, and gambling, and considers whether there are common factors between them. The authors approach this by looking at the bases of both normal and abnormal appetites inhumans. The focus on human appetites will be ...

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The EBBS Publications Series is designed to provide researchers and students with authoritative, topical reviews of major areas in the brain and behaviour sciences. Each volume includes specially commissioned and edited chapters by leading researchers, presented in a lively and accessible style ideal for the non-specialist. The study o...

Charles R. Legg is at City University, London. David Booth is at University of Birmingham.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. C.R. Legg: Appetite - a psychological concept2. E.T. Rolls: Neural processing relating to feeding in primates3. H.P. Zeigler: Brainstem orosensorimotor mechanisms and the neural control of ingestive behaviour4. N. Mei: Role of digestive afferents in food intake regulation5. D.A. Booth, E.L. Gibson, A-M. Toase, and R.P.J. Freeman: Small objects of desire: the recognition of appropriate foods and drinks and its neural mechanisms6. R.J. Levin: Human male sexuality: appetite and arousal, desire and drive7. S. Glautier: Classical conditioning, drug cues and drug addiction8. A. Jansen: The learned nature of binge eating9. S.J. Cooper and S. Higgs: Neuropharmacology of appetite and taste preferences10. R.A. Wise: A brief history of the anhedonia hypothesis11. The appetite for nicotine12. D. Carroll and J.A.A. Huxley: Young people and fruit machine gambling13. F.M. Toates: Comparing motivational systems - an incentive motivation perspective

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`well written, with reasonably clear and helpful illustrations, and would either make a good introduction to the subject for a researcher or clinician interested in appetite, or to broaden the knowledge of a researcher working in one aspect of appetite'Nigel Brown, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Vol. 34, No. 5/6, 1996