Principles of Hormone/Behavior Relations

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780125531498
eBook ISBN: 9780080473970
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th September 2004
Page Count: 360
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The endocrine system, in association with the nervous system and the immune system, regulates the body's internal activities and external interactions to preserve the static internal environment. The organs of the body produce hormones that circulate through the bloodstream, travel to the brain and affect the activity of nerve cells in order to influence behavior. This control system permits the prime functions of living organisms—growth, development, and reproduction—to proceed in an orderly, stable fashion. This book provides an introduction to the underlying principles of endocrine regulation of behavior.

Table of Contents

Section I. Characterizing the Phenomena: Hormone Effects are Strong and Reliable Section II. History: Hormone Effects can Depend on Family, Gender, and Development Section III. Time: Hormonal Effects on Behavior Depend on Temporal Parameters Section IV. Space: Spatial Aspects of Hormone Administration and Impact are Important Section V. Mechanisms: Molecular and Biophysical Mechanisms of Hormone Actions Give Clues to Future Therapeutic Strategies Section VI. Environment: Environmental Variables Influence Hormone/Behavior Relations Section VII. Evolution


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"The text is a pleasure to read. The authors adopt an informal conversational style for their discussion that evokes the comfortable air of a seminar course with a favorite professor. ...It invites and excites the reader to dig deeper into the many uncertain and unexplained areas of neuroendocrinology. It shows the reader that this is a field ready for exciting advances and a worthy arena in which to spend one’s career." --William J. Kovacs, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas in BRAIN, BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNITY (July 2005) "This is an exceptional text that provides an up-to-date and comprehensive review of topical material in endocrinology, neuroscience, and behavior...The emphasize on research approaches, balanced with integration of findings from such approaches, enables the text to be used by a broad range of student populations. It would be suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate class, as well as by graduate and medial students, alike." -Cheryl Frye, University of Albany