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- Chapter 1: Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What is Biopsychology Anyway? 1.1 What is Biopsychology? 1.2 What is the Relation between Biopsychology and the Other Disciplines of Neuroscience? 1.3 What Types of Research Characterize the Biopsychology Approach? 1.4 What are the Divisions of Biopsychology? 1.5 Converging Operations: How Do Biopsychologists Work Together? 1.6 Scientific Inference: How Do Biopsychologists Study the Unobservable Workings of the Brian? 1.7 Critical Thinking about Biopsychological Claims Chapter 2: Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking about the Biology of Behavior 2.1 Thinking about the Biology of Behavior: From Dichotomies to Relations and Interactions 2.2 Human Evolution 2.3 Fundamental Genetics 2.4 Behavioral Development: The Interaction of Genetic Factors and Experience 2.5 The Genetics of Human Psychological Differences Chapter 3: The Anatomy of the Nervous System: The System, Structures, and Cells That Make Up Your Nervous System 3.1 General Layout of the Nervous System 3.2 Cells of the Nervous System 3.3 Neuroanatomical Techniques and Directions 3.4 The Spinal Cord 3.5 The Five Major Divisions of the Brain 3.6 Major Structures of the Brain Chapter 4 Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals 4.1 The Neuron's Resting Membrane Potential 4.2 Generation and Conduction of Postsynaptic Potentials 4.3 Integration of Postsynaptic Potentials and Generation of Action Potentials 4.4 Conduction of Action Potentials 4.5 Synaptic Transmission: Chemical Transmission of Signals from One Neuron to Another 4.6 The Neurotransmitters 4.7 Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission and Behavior Chapter 5 The Research Methods of Biopsychology: Understanding What Biopsychologists Do PART ONE 5.1 Methods of Visualizing and Stimulating the Living Human Brain 5.2 Recording Human Psychophysiological Activity 5.3 Invasive Physiological Research Methods 5.4 Pharmacological Research Methods 5.5 Genetic Engineering PART TWO: Behavioral Research Methods of Biopsychology 5.6 Neuropsychological Testing 5.7 Behavioral Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience 5.8 Biopsychological Paradigms of Animal Behavior Chapter 6 The Visual System: How We See 6.1 Light Enters the Eye and Reaches the Retina 6.2 The Retina and Translation of Light into Neural Signals 6.3 From Retina to Primary Visual Cortex 6.4 Seeing Edges 6.5 Seeing Color 6.6 Cortical Mechanisms of Vision and Conscious Awareness Conclusion Chapter 7 Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention: How You Know the World 7.1 Principals of Sensory System Organization 7.2 Auditory System 7.3 Somatosensory System: Touch and Pain 7.4 The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste 7.5 Selective Attention Chapter 8 The Sensorimotor System: How You Move 8.1 The Principles of Sensorimotor Function 8.2 Sensorimotor Association Cortex 8.3 Secondary Motor Cortex 8.4 Primary Motor Cortex 8.5 Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia 8.6 Descending Motor Pathways 8.7 Sensory Spinal Circuits 8.8 Central Sensorimotor Programs Chapter 9 Development of the Nervous System: From Fertilized Egg to You 9.1 Phases of Neurodevelopment 9.2 Postnatal Cerebral Development in Human Infants 9.3 Effects of Experience on the Early Development, Maintenance, and Reorganization of Neural Circuits 9.4 Neuroplasticity in Adults 9.5 Disorders of Neurodevelopment: Autism and Williams Syndrome Chapter 10: Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity: Can the Brain Recover from Damage? 10.1 Causes of Brain Damage 10.2 Neuropsychological Diseases 10.3 Animal Models of Human Neuropsychological Disease 10.4 Neuroplastic Responses to Nervous System Damage: Degeneration, Regeneration, Reorganization, and Recovery 10.5 Neuroplasticity and the Treatment of Nervous System Damage Chapter 11: Learning, Memory, and Amnesia: How Your Brai
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