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Behavioral Neuroscience

by (author) S. Marc Breedlove & Neil V. Watson

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
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    Feb 2023
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For over 20 years, Breedlove and Watson's Behavioral Neuroscience has successfully presented the most current research through an engaging narrative, strong clinical examples, an exceptional visual approach to the content, and an authoritative introduction to the field. Written for the first course in biopsychology and neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience 10th Edition by Marc Breedlove and Neil Watson provides a strong foundation for understanding neural functioning and brain-behavior relations. Using stellar examples of today's most exciting research, an unparalleled art program that clarifies complex biological processes, and visual summaries that remind students of the principle findings presented in each chapter, Behavioral Neuroscience helps introductory neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience understand the dynamic and exciting field of neuroscience.

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Contributor Notes

S. Marc Breedlove, the Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University, has written over 130 scientific articles investigating the role of hormones in shaping the developing and adult nervous system, publishing in journals including Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He is also passionate about teaching-in the classroom, and in the greater community through interviews with the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Newsweek, as well as broadcast programs such as All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and Sixty Minutes. He has active grant support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Breedlove is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science.

Neil V. Watson and the members of his lab at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada study sex-related aspects of the structure and function of the nervous system, with ongoing grant support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. His research, which spans from the effects of hormones and pollutants on the structure of the nervous system to the relationships among social factors, cognition, and steroids in humans, has appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Neuroscience, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Brain Research. Dr. Watson received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the faculty at SFU in 1996 where he is now a Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and Chair of Psychology. He teaches biological psychology to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students each year.