Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience

2nd Edition - September 6, 2021

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Sergio Della Sala
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128196410
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216361

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Behavioral Neuroscience is a relatively recent discipline which unifies different fields encompassing Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Clinical Neurology, Neuroanatomy, and Neurophysiology. Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three Volume Set is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary work written by the best experts in the field, addressing the relationship between the neurological and biological basis of behavior and models of cognition, spanning from perception to memory and covering phenomena that occur in human and other animals. Published in 2010, it comprised 212 articles and was a unique and essential resource for students and professionals in several fields including neuroscience, psychology, neurology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. It was by far the most comprehensive reference work available addressing the advances in all the field of behavioral neuroscience. It does however, now need revising with the latest science. The new edition will again cover the relationship between brain and behavior, both in humans and other animals, as well as mental and brain disorders. This new edition spans accross three volumes, 250 chapters and approximately 2000 pages. It will build on the foundations of the first edition by thoroughly updating all current articles with the latest research that has developed in the last decade. In addition, 40 brand new articles on the hottest topics within behavioral neuroscience will be added, covering areas such as advances in behavioral genetics and epigenetics, cognitive ageing, neuroepidemiology, social neuroscience, as well as the upsurge of new technologies like diffusion tensor imaging or transcranial direct current stimulation. The result will be an all-encompassing one-stop interdisciplinary major reference work on how the brain and its disorders influence behavior, perfect for neuroscience students, clinicians and scientists interested in knowing more about behavior from a biological perspective.

Key Features

  • Much-loved classic reference work fully revised with all the scientific advances of the last decade
  • Comprehensive and authoritative articles on all aspects of behavioural neuroscience
  • Offers readers a ‘one-stop’ resource for access to a wealth of information to fully support their research and activities in this area
  • Chapters written by leading experts in neuroscience across the globe, thus ensuring the knowledge within is easily understood by and applicable to a large audience
  • Articles intuitively and meticulously organized into 10 coherent sections on key topics, making it easier for the reader to access relevant information quickly
  • Lists of key references and further reading for each article means that related content will be easier to find, and latest/key research in the field will be highlighted


Neuroscience and psychology trainees, clinicians, and researchers across the world; including advanced undergraduate and graduate students in neuroscience courses or programs, those in neuroscience residency programs, as well as neuroscience practitioners and researchers. Libraries at universities with neuroscience, psychology and/or psychiatry training programs, as well as institutions with pre-doctoral and neuro/psych/psychiatry residency sites

Table of Contents

  • 1. Clinical Neuroanatomy (including Diffusion Tensor Imaging), Brain structures and functions (including the senses, biorhythms, plasticity and the perceptual/motor systems)
    2. Methods for studying the brain (including cognition, patients studies, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, transcranial direct current stimulation)
    3. Animal models of behaviour, Comparative Neurobiology and Evolution
    4. Behavioural genetics, Epigenetics and Molecular Neurobiology
    5. Developmental Neuroscience and Psychology
    6. Behavioral Neurology (including brain diseases) and Brain Aging (normal and pathological)
    7. Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (including Language and Memory)
    8. Neuroscience in the society (Ethics, Law, Education, Neuroepidemiology, press)
    9. Psychopharmachology, Neuroendocrinology (including reproductive behaviour) and Addiction
    10. Social Neuroscience (including personality, reward and emotions)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2021
  • Published: September 6, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128196410
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216361

About the Editor in Chief

Sergio Della Sala

Sergio Della Sala is a Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience, at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at The University of Edinburgh, UK. His research interests include cognitive neuropsychology, in particular in amnesia, visuo-spatial and representational neglect, apraxia and the cognitive deficits of Alzheimer's Disease.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK

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  • Ivo M. Mon Sep 20 2021


    An excellent integration of an extensive selection of contents that will probably make this work a foundational and essential milestone within the field of social neurosciences.