Methods in Neurosciences: Paradigms for the Study of Behavior v. 14

Methods in Neurosciences: Paradigms for the Study of Behavior v. 14

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The volumes in this series include contemporary techniques significant to a particular branch of the neurosciences. They are an aid to the student as well as the experienced researcher, not only in developing protocols in the neurosciences, but in disciplines in which research is becoming closely related to the neurosciences. Each volume of "Methods in Neurosciences" contains an index, and each chapter includes references. Beginning with Volume 15, each volume will be assembled by a different editor. Dr Conn will remain as editor-in-chief of the series. This should further strengthen the depth of coverage in "Methods in Neurosciences" for students and researchers alike. Behaviour is the culmination of the gene expression, ligand-receptor interactions, and all the biochemistry that makes an organism. The measurement of behaviours is, owing to its intrinsic complexity, exceedingly difficult, and approaches differ from one research group to another. This volume presents detailed descriptions of the means for measuring a wide range of behaviours. Methods are presented for easy adaptation to new systems.
Models include: sexual, reproductive, and maternal behaviours; social interactions; aggression; drug and environment-induced behaviours; amnesia; maze tests; feeding behaviour; illness behaviour; exploratory behaviour; grooming behaviour; cardiovascular responses; analysis of memory; classical conditioning. Comprehensive protocols are included for: assessment of neuropeptide gene expression; preparation of neuropeptide radioligands; identification, solubilization, purification and molecular cloning of neuropeptide receptors.
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  • Hardback | 465 pages
  • 203.2 x 230 x 25.4mm | 1,060g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0121852776
  • 9780121852771

Table of contents

Part 1 Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour: J.A. Cheny, Measurement of Sexual Behaviour: Controls for Variables. E.O. Price, Practical Considerations in the Measurement of Sexual Behaviour. J T. Clark, Component Analysis of Male Sexual Behaviour. J T Clark, Analysis of Female Sexual Behaviour: Proceptivity, Receptivity, and Rejection. D. Dluzen and V.D. Ramirez, Measurement of Hormonal and Neural Correlates of Reproductive Behaviour. Part 2 Social and Aggressive Behaviour: M.G. Cutler, Measurement of Social Interactions. E Alleva, Assessment of Aggressive Behaviour in Rodents. E.D. Kemble, Resident-Intruder Paradigms for the Study of Rodent Aggression. Part 3 Drug-Induced Behaviour: Z Sarnyai, Measurement of Cocaine-Induced Stereotyped Behaviour in Response to Neuropeptides. J.L. Brusies and JM. Azcurra, The Circling Training: A Behavioural Paradigm for Functional Teratology Test. S. Mora and G. Diaz- Veliz, Intracerebral Administration of Neuropeptides and Assessment of Behavioural Change. K.C.F Fone, Measurement of the Effects of Intrathecal Administration of Neuropeptides on Motor Behaviour. T. Nabeshima and K. Ichihara, Measurement of Dissociation of Amnesic and Behavioural Effects of Drugs in Nice. M Reibaud, Evaluation of Putative Anxiolytics in the Elevated Plus-Maze Test. Part 4 Environmentally Induced Behaviour: MJ Parkes, Measurement of Behavioral Changes in the Fetus Caused by Vibroacoustic Stimulation. JC. Rostain, JH. Abraini, and C. Tomei, Behavioral Analysis on Rats Exposed to High Pressure. C.J Gordon and R. Rejinetti, Measurement of Behavioral Thermoregulation. R.J Bodnar, Measurement of Stress-Induced Analgesia. Part 5 Feeding Behaviour: TJ Kalogeris and T W. Castonguay, Assessment of Feeding Behavior. MM. Meguid, Z-J. Yang, JL. Beverly, and J.R. Gleason, Continuous Analysis of Feeding Patterns in Rats Receiving Total Parental Nutrition as Measured by the Automated Computerized Rat Eater Meter. Part 6 Other Behaviour: & F.L. Workin and L. Wilson, Measurement of Illness Behaviour: Review of Concepts and Common Measures. P.E. Mann, Methods in the Measurement of Maternal Behaviour. J. Harro, Measurement of Exploratory Behaviour in Rodents. M.E. Cells and E Torre, Measurement of Grooming Behaviour. L. Svensson, An Animal Model for Cardiovascular Behavioural Reaction. B. T Engel, D.E. Anderson, and M.L Talan, Assessment of Cardiovascular Responses as Behaviour. TR. Vidyasagar, Assessment of Brain Electrical Activity in Relation to Memory and Complex Behaviour. P.F Chapman and L.L. Sears, Measurement of Two Types of Classical Conditioning. P. Marler and D.A. Arelson, Measurement of Song-Learning Behaviour in Birds.
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