Hormones, Brain and Behavior Online


  • Donald W Pfaff
  • Donald Pfaff, Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, Rockefeller University, New York, U.S.A.

Hormones, Brain, and Behavior Second Edition is a comprehensive work discussing the effect of hormones on the brain and, subsequently, behavior. This major reference work has 106 chapters covering a broad range of topics with an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans. To truly understand all aspects of our behavior, we must take every influence (including the hormonal influences) into consideration. Donald Pfaff and a number of well-qualified editors examine and discuss how we are influenced by hormonal factors, offering insight, and information on the lives of a variety of species.

Hormones, Brain, and Behavior offers the reader comprehensive coverage of growing field of research, with a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors. 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.

Available online via ScienceDirect, with limited edition print version.

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


Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374382-4

Table of Contents

Volume I: Mammalian Hormone-Behavior Systems
Volume II: Non-Mammalian Hormone-Behavior Systems
Volume III: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Hormone Actions on Behavior
Volume IV: Development of Hormone-Dependent Neuronal Systems
Volume V: Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance