Hormones, Brain and Behavior

Hormones, Brain and Behavior

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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.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 2474 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 182.88mm | 8,700g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0128035927
  • 9780128035924

Table of contents

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
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"Researchers specializing in the mechanisms of neuroendocrinological systems will find this to be an invaluable reference...The introductory background information and figures also make this a great reference for students in research or clinical endocrinology. Overall, This is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on the current state of knowledge in the field. Score: 95 - 4 Stars!" --Doody's
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About Marian Joels

Donald W. Pfaff heads the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior at The Rockefeller University. He received his scientific training at Harvard University and MIT and is a member of the National Academy of Science and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Pfaff's laboratory focuses on steroid hormones and brain function, interactions among transcription factors, luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone neurons, and genes influencing neuronal functions. He is the author or coauthor of over 10 books and more than 800 research publications. Marian Joels obtained her PhD degree in Utrecht (1984) with David de Wied. She carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla California. Between 1991 and 2009 she was appointed at the University of Amsterdam, first as associate professor and subsequently as full professor in neurobiology. Since 2009 she is (full) professor of neuroscience in Utrecht. Currently she is scientific director of the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus. Her research focuses on the effects of stress in the brain. With patch clamp technology, she studies how corticosteroid hormones change cellular function of limbic neurons. This is linked to the underlying molecular mechanism and the consequences at the circuit level. As a final step, the effects of stress on functional connectivity and behavioral outcome are studied, both in rodents and humans. In her work, she pays particular attention to the influence of stress during early life and the result of prolonged periods of stress in adulthood. The relevance of such critical periods of stress -in interaction with a vulnerable genetic background- for the development of brain disorders are investigated in various patient cohorts. Her work was published in >275 publications and to date has been cited >15,000 times. Marian Joels was elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. She served as President of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies between 2012 and 2014.
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