Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience (paper) (9th Edition)

Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience (paper) (9th Edition)

Neil R. Carlson

Language: English

Pages: 512

ISBN: 0205947999

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

NOTE: This is a standalone book.

Helps apply the research findings of behavioral neuroscience to daily life.


The ninth edition of Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience offers a concise introduction to behavioral neuroscience. The text incorporates the latest studies and research in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. The theme of strategies of learning helps readers apply these research findings to daily life. Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience is an ideal choice for the instructor who wants a concise text with a good balance of human and animal studies. 


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erections (Culotta and Koshland, 1992). It may also play a role in the establishment of neural changes that are produced by learning. All of the neurotransmitters and neuromodulators discussed so far (with the exception of anandamide and adenosine) are stored in synaptic vesicles and released by terminal buttons. Nitric oxide is produced in several regions of a nerve cell—including dendrites—and is released as soon as it is produced. More accurately, it diffuses out of the cell as soon as it is

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