Hormones, Brain and Behavior (3rd Ed.)

Editors-in-Chief: Pfaff Donald W, Joels Marian

Language: Anglais
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Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Third Edition offers a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors, including an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans. Entries have been carefully designed to provide a valuable source of information for students and researchers in neuroendocrinology and those working in related areas, such as biology, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology.

This third edition has been substantially restructured to include both foundational information and recent developments in the field. Continuing the emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practical applications, the book includes articles aligned in five main subject sections, with new chapters included on genetic and genomic techniques and clinical investigations.

This reference provides unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics. The topics cover an unusual breadth (from molecules to ecophysiology), ranging from basic science to clinical research, making this reference of interest to a broad range of scientists in a variety of fields.

  • Comprehensive and updated coverage of a rapidly growing field of research
  • Unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics
  • Covers an unusual breadth of topics and subject fields, ranging from molecules to ecophysiology, and from basic science to clinical research
  • Ideal resource for interdisciplinary learning and understanding in the fields of hormones and behavior

Chapters included in five main topic areas: Mammalian hormone-behavior systems Non-mammalian hormone-behavior systems Molecular and cellular systems Clinically important hormone effects on brain and behavior Development of hormone-behavior relationships

Individual titles include: Male sexual behavior Female sexual behavior Parental behavior Social affiliation and pair-bonding Hormones and aggressive behavior Reproductive Plasticity in Fish: Evolutionary Lability in the Patterning of Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Traits Underlying Divergent Sexual Phenotypes Weakly Electric Fish: Behavior, Neurobiology, and Neuroendocrinology Hormonal and Pheromonal control of Behavior in Fish Social Regulation of Reproduction: What Changes and Why? Sex changing fishes Hormones and behavioral caste in bumble bees Rapid membrane effects of estrogens  in the central nervous system Estrogen regulation of neurotransmitters and growth factor signaling   Genetic mechanisms in neural and hormonal controls over female reproductive behaviors  Model systems for the study of androgen-regulated gene expression in the central nervous system The Gonadal Axis: A life perspective The Gonadal Axis: Genetic defects - Male The Gonadal Axis: Genetic defects - Female The Gonadal Axis: Kallmans Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis: CAH Sexual differentiation of the brain- mode, mechanisms, and meaning Genetic contribution to sex differences in brain and behavior Epigenetic contribution to sex differences in brain and behavior Environmental Endocrine Disruption of Brain and Behavior Sexual differentiation of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators

Researchers, students, fellows, and academic clinicians primarily in biology, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, and endocrinology. This work will also appeal to agricultural students and professionals, fisheries personnel, physiologists, biochemists, anatomists, and geneticists.