Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Behavioral Neuroscience of Motivation

Editors: Simpson, Eleanor H., Balsam, Peter D. (Eds.)

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  • ​The most comprehensive and up to date book covering the neurobiology of motivation
  • The neurobiology of motivation in both health and disease will be equally covered by including research findings from healthy subjects, humans and other animals, as well as research involving clinical patients and animal models of disease processes  
  • Focus on translational crossover provided by clinical and pre-clinical researchers in the field
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This volume covers the current status of research in the neurobiology of motivated behaviors in humans and other animals in healthy condition. This includes consideration of the psychological processes that drive motivated behavior and the anatomical, electrophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms which drive these processes and regulate behavioural output. The volume also includes chapters on pathological disturbances in motivation including apathy, or motivational deficit as well as addictions, the pathological misdirection of motivated behavior. As with the chapters on healthy motivational processes, the chapters on disease provide a comprehensive up to date review of the neurobiological abnormalities that underlie motivation, as determined by studies of patient populations as well as animal models of disease. The book closes with a section on recent developments in treatments for motivational disorders.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • The Behavioral Neuroscience of Motivation: An Overview of Concepts, Measures, and Translational Applications

    Simpson, Eleanor H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Regulation of the Motivation to Eat

    Woods, Stephen C. (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Sexual Motivation in the Female and Its Opposition by Stress

    Magariños, Ana Maria (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and the Motivational Forces that Drive Social Behaviors

    Caldwell, Heather K. (et al.)

    Pages 51-103

  • Roles of “Wanting” and “Liking” in Motivating Behavior: Gambling, Food, and Drug Addictions

    Robinson, M. J. F. (et al.)

    Pages 105-136

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80044-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Neuroscience of Motivation
Editors
  • Eleanor H. Simpson
  • Peter D. Balsam
Series Title
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26935-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26935-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26933-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80044-8
Series ISSN
1866-3370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 587
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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