Hormones, Brain, and Behavior

The Neurobiology of Parental Behavior

Authors: Numan, Michael, Insel, Thomas R.

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In addition to filling a need within the field of parental behavior, this book contributes importantly to the growing area of emotional and motivational neuroscience. A major part of neuroscience research at the whole organism level has been focused on cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on the neurobiology of learning and memory, but there has been a recent upsurge in research which is attempting to define the neural basis of basic motivational and emotional systems which regulate such behaviors as food intake, aggression, reproduction, reward-seeking behaviors, and anxiety-related behaviors. In this book the emphasis is on the research findings obtained from rodents, sheep and primates. The authors' goal, of course, was to provide a foundation that may help us understand the neurobiology of human parental behavior. Indeed, the last chapter attempts to integrate the non-human research data with some human data in order to make some inroads toward an understanding of postpartum depression, child abuse, and child neglect. Clearly, motivational and emotional neuroscience has close ties to psychiatry, and this connection will be very evident in the final chapter. By understanding the neurobiology of parental behavior we are also delving into neurobiological factors which may have an impact on core human characteristics involved in sociality, social attachment, nurturing behavior, and love. In this very violent world, it is hard to conceive of a group of characteristics that are more worthy of study.

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"What Numan and Insel have produced is a clearly-written text explaining how maternal motivation and behaviour are regulated by neurobiological systems, and how these systems are themselves regulated by genes and environments that differ between females and therefore yield variation in maternal behaviour and offspring development. … The study of behavioural causation is fascinating and vitally important, and reading this book should inspire many a PhD student, including in primatology, to want to conduct their doctoral research in this field." (Christopher Pryce, Primate Eye, June, 2005)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

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  • Hormonal and Nonhormonal Basis of Maternal Behavior

    Pages 8-41

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  • Experiential Factors Influencing Maternal Behavior

    Pages 42-68

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  • Motivational Models of the Onset and Maintenance of Maternal Behavior and Maternal Aggression

    Pages 69-106

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  • Neuroanatomy of Maternal Behavior

    Pages 107-189

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Hardcover 258,96 €
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Softcover 258,96 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Neurobiology of Parental Behavior
Authors
Series Title
Hormones, Brain, and Behavior
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21799-4
DOI
10.1007/b97533
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-00498-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1827-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations
Topics