Catecholamines And Behavior by Stephen T. MasonCatecholamines And Behavior by Stephen T. Mason

Catecholamines And Behavior

byStephen T. Mason

Paperback | May 25, 1984

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Extensive discoveries have been made about the roles of the neurotransmitter substances noradrenaline and dopamine in human beings as well as in experimental animals. The book starts with a description of the anatomy of the catecholamine pathways of the brain and a summary of the pharmacological manipulations available for studying them. Stephen Mason's main concerns, however, are with the studies of the part played by these brain systems in motor behaviour, learning and reward mechanisms, and cognitive and vegetative behaviour. Finally, he deals with the catecholamines in human clinical psychopathology. Throughout, the book details the experiments from which conclusions are drawn in such a way as to illuminate the process of scientific discovery for students, and to highlight the limitations and the gaps in our present knowledge. There are many illustrations, and commonly used behavioural paradigms and terminology are explained in an appendix. Included are over 1200 references to the original research literature. The book will thus be of particular interest to students in brain and behaviour courses, in psychology, physiology, pharmacology and a wide range of neurosciences, and to their teachers. It will also be valuable to research workers as the most comprehensive and detailed summary of the present state of knowledge in this fascinating research area.
Title:Catecholamines And BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:May 25, 1984Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521270820

ISBN - 13:9780521270823


Table of Contents

Preface; Permissions; Abbreviations; 1. Anatomy of the catecholamine systems in the brain; 2. Pharmacological manipulation of catecholamine systems; 3. Catecholamines and intracranial self-stimulation behaviour; Catecholaminees and motor behaviour; 5. Catecholamines and learning behaviour; 6. Catecholamines and cognitive behaviour; 7. Catecholamines and vegetative behaviour; 8. Catecholamines and pathological behaviour; Conclusions; References; Epilogue; Appendix; Index.