The Neuroendocrine Regulation Of Behavior by Jay SchulkinThe Neuroendocrine Regulation Of Behavior by Jay Schulkin

The Neuroendocrine Regulation Of Behavior

byJay Schulkin

Paperback | December 28, 1998

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This reference discusses the important role of steroids and neuropeptides in the regulation of behavior. The guiding principle behind the discussion is the concept of using good model animal systems to help us to understand how hormones influence the brain. The book emphasizes that steroids and peptides or neuropeptides affect behavior by acting directly on the brain, and that common neural circuits underlie a variety of different central motive states. The first chapter focuses on developmental periods and sexually dimorphic behaviors; the second discusses sodium and water appetite, and ingestion; the third deals with appetite, food selection and ingestion. The fourth chapter examines how hormones influence parental behavior; the fifth is on fear and stress. The last chapter deals with biological clocks and endogenous rhythms.
Title:The Neuroendocrine Regulation Of BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:December 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521459850

ISBN - 13:9780521459853


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Hormones, development and sexually dimorphic behaviors; 2. Hormonal regulation of water and sodium ingestion; 3. Hormonal regulation of food selection; 4. Hormones, attachment and parental care; 5. Hormonal regulation of fear and stress; 6. Hormones, behavior and clocks; Conclusion; References.

Editorial Reviews

"In this ideal work for an upper-division undergraduate seminar in behavioral neuroscience, Schulkin emphasizes the experimental approach to the study of hormonal regulation of behavior.... Outstanding reference list. An ideal book for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and professionals in these fields." Choice