Sodium Hunger: The Search for a Salty Taste by Jay SchulkinSodium Hunger: The Search for a Salty Taste by Jay Schulkin

Sodium Hunger: The Search for a Salty Taste

byJay Schulkin

Paperback | August 22, 2005

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The phenomenon of sodium hunger was discovered by Curt Richter, the great American psychobiologist, over fifty years ago, and has since been the source of intense study by naturalists, psychologists, endocrinologists, physiologists, and neuroscientists. In this account, Professor Schulkin uses hunger for sodium as a model system in which to study how the brain produces motivated behavior. He offers a systematic account of the behavior of the sodium hungry animal and explores the endocrinological and physiological mechanisms that maintain sodium balance and then act on the brain to promote the search for and the ingestion of salt. Finally, the book provides a description of a neural network that orchestrates the behavior of salt seeking and salt ingestion.
Title:Sodium Hunger: The Search for a Salty TasteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:August 22, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521018420

ISBN - 13:9780521018425


Table of Contents

Introduction; Salt seeking behaviour; Hormonal regulation of salt intake; Gustatory contribution to salt intake; Physiological factors in the control of salt intake; Neural circuits underlying salt intake; Conclusion; Appendix; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...each chapter is packed with descriptions of experimental methods and outcomes that are well done. The clarity and comprehensiveness is clearly the strength of the book. Moreover, Schulkin covers a wide array of topics related to sodium appetite...informative, easy to read, and at times provocative...should be an important sourcebook for novices, especially graduate students, to quickly obtain an accurate background on sodium hunger, as well as for established researchers and instructors..." The Quarterly Review of Biology