Originally published in 1987 this title was designed as a textbook for first degree students of psychology and provides an introduction to the major topics within the subject of physiological psychology. The aim was to cover these major subject areas and at the same time to provide indications of advances made in the previous two decades. Today the book is still suitable for all levels of study, from beginning students to final year level, who wish to cover historical aspects of physiological psychology.
Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. The Nervous System – Basic Principles of Function and Techniques of Investigation 2. The Nervous System – Organization and Functions 3. Brain Chemistry 4. Sensory Systems 5. Functions and Asymmetries of the Cerebral Hemispheres 6. Brain Mechanisms of Memory and Learning 7. Habituation – Attention and Memory 8. Emotion - Physiological Psychology and Central Mechanisms 9. Emotion – Psychophysiology and Peripheral Arousal Systems 10. Central Mechanisms of Arousal, Sleep, and Waking 11. Motivation 12. Brain Chemistry and Psychopathology. References. Subject Index. Selected Author Index.