Physiology of behavior by Neil R. Carlson, Melissa A. Birkett

By Neil R. Carlson, Melissa A. Birkett

For classes in Physiological/Biopsychology

An updated, accomplished, and obtainable assessment of behavioral neuroscience
Physiology of Behavior presents a scholarly but available portrait of the dynamic interplay among biology and behaviour. Lead writer Neil Carlson and new co-author Melissa Birkett drew upon their event educating and dealing with scholars to create the recent variation of this finished and available consultant for college students of behavioral neuroscience. as well as up to date examine, the Twelfth Edition bargains an up to date artwork and visible software and a far better studying structure that highlights key recommendations, guiding scholars during the text.

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The case studies are meant to personalize and make more relatable the concepts we will discuss in the chapter. The learning objectives are there to help you focus on the key ideas included in the chapter, and the figure of the brain will help orient you in the regions of the brain relevant in that particular chapter. • You will notice that some words in the text are italicized, and others are printed in boldface. Italics mean that either the word is being stressed for emphasis or it is a new term.

Thus, it is selectively permeable. In most of the body the cells that line the capillaries do not fit together absolutely tightly. Small gaps are found between them that permit the free exchange of most substances between the blood and the fluid outside the capillaries that surrounds the cells of the body. In the CNS the capillaries lack these gaps; therefore, many substances cannot leave the blood. Thus, the walls of the capillaries in the brain constitute the blood–brain barrier.

If one of these sprouts encounters a cylinder provided by a Schwann cell, the sprout will grow through the tube quickly (at a rate of up to 3–4 mm a day), while the other, nonproductive sprouts wither away. If the cut ends of the nerve are still located close enough to each other, the axons will reestablish connections with the muscles and sense organs they previously served. Unfortunately, the glial cells of the CNS are not as cooperative as the supporting cells of the PNS. If axons in the brain or spinal cord are damaged, new sprouts will form, as in the PNS.

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