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Title Appetite : neural and behavioural bases / edited by Charles R. Legg and David Booth
Edition First edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994


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Description xii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series EBBS publications series ; 1
Oxford science publications
EBBS publications series ; 1
Oxford science publications.
Contents 1. Appetite - a psychological concept / Charles R. Legg -- 2. Neural processing related to feeding in primates / Edmund T. Rolls -- 3. Brainstem orosensorimotor mechanisms and the neural control of ingestive behaviour / H. Philip Zeigler -- 4. Role of digestive afferents in food intake regulation / N. Mei -- 5. Small objects of desire: the recognition of appropriate foods and drinks and its neural mechanisms
Summary The EBBS Publications Series is designed to provide researchers and students with authoritative, topical reviews of major areas in the brain and behaviour sciences. Each volume includes specially commissioned and edited chapters by leading researchers, presented in a lively and accessible style ideal for the non-specialist. The study of appetite is of major interest to psychologists and neuroscientists, and is understood to involve components relating to both disciplines. Psychological research looks at the cues which guide appetitive behaviour, and the cognitive mechanisms used to interpret cues and influence choice of action. Neuroscience research looks at the neural substrates for these behavioural processes. This is the first volume to bring the two perspectives together covering the areas of eating, drinking, sexual behaviour, drug addiction, and gambling. It will be of interest to behavioural researchers in general, and to clinicians interested in abnormal forms of appetite
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Appetite disorders.
Author Booth, D. A. (David Allenby), 1938-
Legg, Charles R., 1949-
LC no. 94011806
ISBN 0198547870