Series: Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience

The Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience series covers compelling, topical subjects in behavioral neuroscience. Each volume is a comprehensive guide to the latest research of interest to researchers in the behavioral sciences. Joseph P. Huston, Director, Center for Bahavioral Neuroscience, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Most recent volume


Volume 29. Handbook of in Vivo Neural Plasticity Techniques

Editor: Denise Manahan-Vaughan

Systems neuroscience comprises the empirical examination of brain function from the whole brain/whole animal perspective, and adopts the standpoint that without an examination of how brain systems interact in the living animal, we cannot fully understand the mechanisms that enable memory and cognition to occur. This field of neuroscience reflects a move away from the more traditional in vitro approaches to studying the mechanisms underlying brain plasticity. Instead, it integrates multifarious in vivo approaches with the goal of observing the emergence and subsequent implementation of cognitive representations and memory in behaving animals. Systems neuroscience reflects a fusion of established in vivo approaches that enable single-unit, field potential, or EEG recordings in behaving animals with novel methodologies such as optogenetics, virtual reality, activity-dependent genetic manipulations, and large-scale cellular imaging.

Handbook of Neural Plasticity gives a comprehensive overview of the current methods and approaches that are used to study neural plasticity from a systems neuroscience perspective. In addition, the book offers in-depth methodological advice that provides a necessary foundation for researchers who wish to establish these methods and for students who need to understand the theoretical and methodological bases of these approaches. This is the ideal resource for anyone new to the study of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience who needs an introduction to the state-of-the-art techniques used in relating physiology to behavior, as well as experts in in vitro techniques looking to transition to a systems-level approach.

Additional volumes


Volume 28. Handbook of Object Novelty Recognition

Editors: Abdel Ennaceur Maria de Souza Silva

Volume 27. Translational Medicine in CNS Drug Development

Published: 1st April 2018 Editor: George Nomikos

Volume 26. Handbook of Ultrasonic Vocalization

Published: 1st January 2018 Editor: Stefan Brudzynski

Volume 25. A Researcher's Guide to Rodent Behavior

Published: 1st January 2018 Author: Robert Deacon

Volume 24. Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function

Published: 17th October 2016

Volume 23. Modeling the Psychopathological Dimensions of Schizophrenia

Published: 16th November 2015 Editors: Mikhail Pletnikov John Waddington

Volume 22. Invertebrate Learning and Memory

Published: 1st June 2013 Editors: Randolf Menzel Paul Benjamin

Volume 21. Handbook of the Behavioral Neurobiology of Serotonin

Published: 2nd December 2009 Editors: Christian Muller Barry Jacobs

Volume 19. Handbook of Mammalian Vocalization

Published: 26th October 2009 Editor: Stefan Brudzynski

Volume 18. Handbook of Episodic Memory

Published: 20th September 2008 Editors: Ekrem Dere Alexander Easton Lynn Nadel Joe Huston

Volume 17. Handbook of Anxiety and Fear

Published: 17th March 2008 Editors: D. Caroline Blanchard D. Caroline Blanchard Guy Griebel David Nutt

Volume 16. Handbook of Microdialysis

Published: 9th January 2007