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Biological Psychology

ISBN 9780415686969
Published August 27, 2019 by Routledge
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Book Description

The fascinating and rapidly growing field of biological psychology—also widely known as biopsychology, behavioural neuroscience, or psychobiology—is concerned with the relationship between brain and behaviour. Broadly speaking, biological psychologists seek to understand dizzyingly difficult questions about how biological processes underlie normal (and abnormal) behaviour and other psychological states and processes.

As research in and around biological psychology burgeons as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Psychology series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by two leading scholars, the collection gathers foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions.

With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Biological Psychology is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For researchers and advanced students, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Brains and Persons

Part 1. Measuring Behaviour

1. D. A. Levitis, W. Z. Lidicker Jr. and G. Freund, 'Behavioural Biologists do not Agree on What Constitutes Behaviour', Animal Behaviour, 78, 2009, 103-110.

2. S. Norton, 'Amphetamine as a Model for Hyperactivity in the Rat', Physiology and Behavior, 11, 1973, 181-186.

3. T. J. Bussey, T. L. Padain, E. A. Skillings, B. D. Winters, A. J. Morton and L. M. Saksida, 'The Touchscreen Cognitive Testing Method for Rodents: How to Get the Best out of Your Rat', Learning and Memory, 15, 2008, 516-523.

Part 2. Brain Anatomy, Plasticity and Psychology

4. R. P. Feldman and J. T. Goodrich, 'The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus', Child's Nervous System, 15, 1999, 281-284.

5. J. M. Harlow, 'Recovery From the Passage of an Iron Bar through the Head', Publications of the Massachusetts Medical Society, 2, 1868, 327-347.

6. M. S. Gazzaniga, J. E. Bogen and R. W. Sperry, 'Observations on Visual Perception after Disconnexion of Cerebral Hemispheres in Man', Brain, 88, 1965, 221-236.

7. F. A. C. Azevedo, L. R. B. Carvalho, L. T. Grinberg, J. M. Farfel, R. E. L. Ferretti, R. E. P. Leite, W. J. Filho, R. Lent and S. Herculano-Houzel, 'Equal Numbers of Neuronal and Nonneuronal Cells Make the Human Brain an Isometrically Scaled-Up Primate Brain', Journal of Comparative Neurology, 513, 2009, pp.532-541.

8. S. Herculano-Houzel, 'Coordinated Scaling of Cortical and Cerebellar Numbers of Neurons', Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 4, 2010, article 12.

9. T. A. Polk and M. J. Farah, 'Brain Localization for Arbitrary Stimulus Categories: A Simple Account Based on Hebbian Learning', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 92, 1995, 12370-12373.

10. D. V. Buonomano and M. M. Merzenich, 'Cortical Plasticity: From Synapses to Maps', Annual Review of Neuroscience, 21, 1998, 149-186.

11. F. Distelmaier, R. Richter-Werkle, J. Schaper, M. Messing-Juenger, E. Mayatepek and T. Rosenbaum, 'How Much Brain is Really Necessary? A Case of Complex Cerebral Malformation and Its Clinical Course', Journal of Child Neurology, 22, 2007, 756-760.

12. K. P. Riley, D. A. Snowdon and W. R. Markesbery, 'Alzheimer’s Neurofibrillary Pathology and the Spectrum of Cognitive Function: Findings from the Nun Study', Annals of Neurology, 51, 2002, 567-577.

Part 3. Having a Brain and Being a Person

13. J. T. Whitfield, W. H. Pako, J. Collinge and M. P. Alpers, 'Mortuary Rites of the South Fore and Kuru', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 363, 2008, 3721-3724.

14. A. P. Mackey, A. S. Finn, J. A. Leonard, D. S. Jacoby-Senghor, M. R. West, C. F. O. Gabrieli and J. D. E. Gabrieli, 'Neuroanatomical Correlates of the Income-Achievement Gap', Psychological Science, 26, 2015, 925-933.

15. D. J. Simons, W. R. Boot, N. Charness, S. E. Gathercole, C. F. Chabris, D. Z. Hambrick and E. A. L. Stine-Morrow, ' Do "Brain-Training" Programs Work?', Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 17, 2016, 103–186.

16. V. Chambon, J. W. Moore and P. Haggard, 'TMS Stimulation over the Inferior Parietal Cortex Disrupts Prospective Sense of Agency', Brain Structure and Function, 220, 2015, 3627-3639.

17. M. R. Longo and P. Haggard, 'What Is It Like to Have a Body?', Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 2012, 140-145.

18. B. Libet, C. A. Gleason, E. W. Wright and D. K. Pearl, 'Time of Conscious Intention to Act in Relation to Onset of Cerebral Activity (Readiness-Potential): The Unconscious Initiation of a Freely Voluntary Act', Brain, 106, 1983, 623-642.

Volume II: Information Input to the Brain

Part 4. The Visual System

19. S. Zeki, J. D. G. Watson, C. J. Lueck, K. J. Friston, C. Kennard and R. S. J. Frackowiak, 'A Direct Demonstration of Functional Specialization in Human Visual Cortex', The Journal of Neuroscience, 11, 1991, 641-649.

20. A. Treisman, 'The Binding Problem', Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 6, 1996, 171-178.

21. C. G. Gross, 'Genealogy of the "Grandmother Cell"’, The Neuroscientist, 8, 2002, 512-518.

22. M. A. Goodale and A. D. Milner, 'Separate Visual Pathways for Perception and Action', Trends in Neurosciences, 15, 1992, 20-25.

23. E. Zrenner, K. U. Bartz-Schmidt, H. Benav, D. Besch, A. Bruckmann, V. P. Gabel, F. Gekeler, U. Greppmaier, A. Harscher, S. Kibbel, J. Koch, A. Kusnyerik, T. Peters, K. Stingl, H. Sachs, A. Stett, P. Szurman, B. Wilhelm and R. Wilke, 'Subretinal Electronic Chips Allow Blind Patients to Read Letters and Combine Them to Words', Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 278, 2011, 1489-1497.

24. L. H. Jepson, P. Hottowy, K. Mathieson, D. Gunning, W. Dabrowski, A. M. Litke and E. J. Chichilinisky, 'Spatially Patterned Electrical Stimulation to Enhance Resolution of Retinal Prostheses', The Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 2014, 4871-4881.

Part 5. Auditory Perception

25. A. J. Hudspeth, 'The Cellular Basis of Hearing: The Biophysics of Hair Cells', Science, 230, 1985, 745-752.

26. A. Poremba, R. C. Saunders, A. M. Crane, M. Cook, L. Sokoloff and M. Mishkin, 'Functional Mapping of the Primate Auditory System', Science, 299, 2003, 568-572.

27. A. J. Oxenham, 'Pitch Perception', The Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 2012, 13335-13338.

Part 6. Olfaction and Taste

28. K. Mori, H. Nagao and Y. Yoshihara, 'The Olfactory Bulb: Coding and Processing of Odor Molecule Information', Science, 286, 1999, 711-715.

29. P.-M. Lledo, G. Gheusi and J.-D. Vincent, ' Information Processing in the Mammalian Olfactory System'. Physiological Reviews, 85, 2005, 281–317.

30. D. A. Yarmolinsky, C. S. Zuker and N. J. P. Ryba, 'Common Sense about Taste: From Mammals to Insects', Cell, 139, 2009, 234-244.

Part 7. The Sense of Our Bodies

31. R. Melzack and P. D. Wall, 'Pain Mechanisms – A New Theory', Science, 150, 1965, 971-979.

32. G. Yosipovitch, M. W. Greaves and M. Schmelz, 'Itch', The Lancet, 361, 2003, 690-694.

33. A. D. Craig, 'Interoception: The Sense of the Physiological Condition of the Body', Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 15, 2003, 500-505.

Part 8. Attention to Sensory Events

34. S. Vossel, J. J. Geng and G. R. Fink, 'Dorsal and Ventral Attention Systems: Distinct Neural Circuits but Collaborative Roles', The Neuroscientist, 20, 2014, 150-159.

35. J. Fan, B. D. McCandliss, J. Fossella, J. I. Flombaum and M. I. Posner, 'The Activation of Attentional Networks', NeuroImage, 26, 2005, 471-479.

36. L. N. Kaunitz, E. G. Rowe and N. Tsuchiya, 'Large Capacity of Conscious Access for Incidental Memories in Natural Scenes', Psychological Science, 2016.


Volume III: Information Processing in the Brain

Part 9. Memory Systems

37. R. J. McDonald and N. M. White, 'A Triple Dissociation of Memory Systems: Hippocampus, Amygdala, and Dorsal Striatum', Behavioral Neuroscience, 107, 1993, 3-22.

38. S. B. Floresco, J. K. Seamans and A. G. Phillips, 'Selective Roles for Hippocampal, Prefrontal Cortical, and Ventral Striatal Circuits in Radial-Arm Maze Tasks With or Without a Delay', The Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 1997, 1880–1890.

39. R. G. M. Morris, 'Long-Term Potentiation and Memory', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 358, 2003, 643-647.

40. S. Ramirez, X. Liu, P.-A. Lin, J. Suh, M. Pignatelli, R. L. Redondo, T. J. Ryan, S. Tonegawa, 'Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus', Science, 341, 2013, 387-391.

41. N. S. Clayton and A. Dickinson, 'Episodic-Like Memory During Cache Recovery by Scrub Jays', Nature, 395, 1998, 272-274.

Part 10. Space and Time

42. J. Micheau, G. Riedel, E. v. L. Roloff, J. Inglis and R. G. M. Morris, 'Reversible Hippocampal Inactivation Partially Dissociates How and Where to Search in the Water Maze', Behavioral Neuroscience, 118, 2004, 1022–1032.

43. S. Leutgeb, J. K. Leutgeb, C. A. Barnes, E. I. Moser, B. L. McNaughton and M. -B. Moser, 'Independent Codes for Spatial and Episodic Memory in Hippocampal Neuronal Ensembles', Science, 309, 2005, 619-623.

44. R. F. Langston, J. A. Ainge, J. J. Couey, C. B. Canto, T. L. Bjerknes, M. P. Witter, E. I. Moser and M. -B. Moser, 'Development of the Spatial Representation System in the Rat', Science, 328, 2010, 1576-1580.

45. C. Lustig, M. S. Matell and W. H. Meck, 'Not "Just" a Coincidence: Frontal-Striatal Interactions in Working Memory and Interval Timing', Memory, 13, 2005, 441-448.

46. A. R. Barnard and P. M Nolan, 'When Clocks Go Bad: Neurobehavioural Consequences of Disrupted Circadian Timing', PLoS Genetics, 4, 2008.

Part 11. Recognizing and Communicating with Others

47. E. Grossman, M. Donnelly, R. Price, D. Pickens, V. Morgan, G. Neighbor and R. Blake, 'Brain Areas Involved in Perception of Biological Motion', Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 2000, 711-720.

48. G. Rizzolatti and L. Craighero, 'The Mirror Neuron System', Annual Review of Neuroscience, 27, 2004, 169-192.

49. D. I. Perrett, P. A. J. Smith, D. D. Potter, A. J. Mistlin, A. S. Head, A. D. Milner and M. A. Jeeves, 'Visual Cells in the Temporal Cortex Sensitive to Face View and Gaze Direction', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 223, 1985, 293-317.

50. J. V. Haxby, E. A. Hoffman and M. I. Gobbini, 'The Distributed Human Neural System for Face Perception', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 2000, 223-233.

51. M. Gendron, C. Crivelli and L. F. Barrett, ‘Universality Reconsidered: Diversity in Making Meaning of Facial Expressions’, Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 2018, 211–219.

Part 12. Emotions and Stressors

52. J. E. Ledoux, 'Emotion – Clues from the Brain', Annual Review of Psychology, 46, 1995, 209-235.

53. E. Phelps, 'Emotion and Cognition: Insights from Studies of the Human Amygdala', Annual Reviews in Psychology, 57, 2006, 27-53.

54. S. C. Segerstrom and G. E. Miller, 'Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry', Psychological Bulletin, 130, 2004, 601-630.


Volume IV: Outputs from the Brain: Actions

Part 13. The Control of Movement

55. E. C. Tolman, 'There is More Than One Kind of Learning', Psychological Review, 56, 1949, 144-155.

56. D. A. Braun, C. Mehring and D. M. Wolpert, ‘Structure Learning in Action’, Behavioral Brain Research, 206, 2010, 157-165.

57. A. P. Georgopoulos, A. B. Schwartz and R. E. Kettner, 'Neuronal Population Coding of Movement Direction', Science, 233, 1986, 1416-1419.

58. T. J. Prescott, P. Redgrave and K. Gurney, 'Layered Control Architectures in Robots and Vertebrates', Adaptive Behavior, 7, 1999, pp. 99-127.

59. T. Shallice, 'Specific Impairments of Planning', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 298, 1982, 199-209.

Part 14. Motivation

60. D. O. Hebb, 'Drives and the C.N.S. (Conceptual Nervous System), The Psychological Review, 62, 1955, 243-254.

61. E. Stellar, 'The Physiology of Motivation', Psychological Review, 61, 1954, 5-22.

62. J. N. Betley, Z. F. H. Cao, K. D. Ritola and S. M. Sternson, 'Parallel, Redundant Circuit Organization for Homeostatic Control of Feeding Behavior', Cell, 155, 2013, 1337-1350.

63. M. Noda and H. Sakuta, 'Central Regulation of Body-fluid Homeostasis', Trends in Neurosciences, 36, 2013, 661-673.

64. J. Olds, 'Self-Stimulation of the Brain', Science, 127, 1958, 315-324.

65. R. A. Wise, ‘Role of Brain Dopamine in Food Reward and Reinforcement’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 361, 2006, 1149-1158.

66. B. J. Everitt, D. Belin, D. Economidou, Y. Pelloux, J. W. Dalley and T. W. Robbins, 'Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Vulnerability to Develop Compulsive Drug-seeking Habits and Addiction', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 363, 2008, 3125–3135.

Part 15. Speech and Language

67. T. Riede and K. Zuberbuhler, 'The Relationship Between Acoustic Structure and Semantic Information in Diana Monkey Alarm Vocalization', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114, 2003, 1132-1142.

68. C. B. Cogan, T. Thesen, C. Carlson, W. Doyle, O. Devinsky and B. Pesaran, 'Sensory-Motor Transformations for Speech Occur Bilaterally', Nature, 507, 2014, 94-98.

69. A. G. Huth, W. A. de Heer, T. L. Griffiths, F. E. Theunissen and J. L. Gallant, 'Natural Speech Reveals the Semantic Maps that Tile Human Cerebral Cortex', Nature, 532, 2016, 453-458.

Part 16. Sleep and Dreaming

70. M. Steriade, D. A. McCormick and T. J. Sejnowski, 'Thalamocortical Oscillations in the Sleeping and Aroused Brain', Science, 262, 1993, 679-685.

71. M. Mieda, E. Hasegawa, Y. Y. Kisanuki, C. M. Sinton, M. Yanagisawa and T. Sakurai, 'Differential Roles of Orexin Receptor-1 and -2 in the Regulation of Non-REM and REM Sleep', The Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 2011, 6518-6526.

72. J. A. Hobson, S. Sangsanguan, H. Arantes and D. Kahn, 'Dream Logic – the Inferential Reasoning Paradigm', Dreaming, 21, 2011, 1-15.


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Philip Winn is Research Professor of Neuroscience, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, UK

Madeleine Grealy is Professor of Psychology, University of Strathclyde, UK