Hormones, Brain and Behavior (3rd Edition) by Marian Joels – eBook


  • Authors: Donald W. Pfaff, Marian Joels
  • File Size: 55 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 2474 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Publication Date: December 5, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0128035927
  • ISBN-13: 9780128035924, 9780128036082
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Hormones, Brain and Behavior, 3rd Edition (PDF) offers a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors, including an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on fish, insects, birds, rodents, amphibians, and humans. Entries have been carefully designed to provide a valuable source of information for researchers and students in neuroendocrinology and those working in related areas, such as psychology, psychiatry, biology, and neurology.

This latest 3rd edition has been substantially restructured to include both foundational information and recent developments in the field. Continuing the emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practical applications, the ebook includes articles aligned in 5 main subject sections, with new chapters included on genomic and genetic techniques and clinical investigations.

This reference provides unique treatment of all major invertebrate and vertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics. The topics cover an unusual breadth (from ecophysiology to molecules), ranging from basic science to clinical research, making this reference of interest to a broad range of scientists in a variety of fields.

Key Features of Hormones, Brain and Behavior 3rd edition

  • Comprehensive and updated coverage of a rapidly growing field of research
  • An ideal resource for interdisciplinary learning and understanding in the fields of behavior and hormones
  • Covers an unusual breadth of subject fields and topics, ranging from molecules to ecophysiology, and from clinical research to basic science
  • A unique treatment of all major invertebrate and vertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics


Students, fellows, researchers, and academic clinicians primarily in biology, psychiatry, neurology, psychology, and endocrinology. This work will also appeal to fisheries personnel, agricultural students and professionals, biochemists, anatomists, physiologists, and geneticists

Table of Contents

Male sexual behavior; Female sexual behavior; Parental behavior, Social affiliation and pair-bonding; Hormones and aggressive behavior; Food intake and its hormonal control; Body fluid homeostasis, Stress, opioid peptides, and receptors; Social stress: effects on hormones, brain and behavior; Communication by chemical signals; Hormonal and pheromonal effects on the limbic system: implications for reproductive behavior; Circadian regulation of endocrine function; Mammalian seasonal rhythms: behavior and neuroendocrine substrates; Steroids and learning; Hormonal effects on memory; Hormones and prefrontal cortex-related behavior; Animal welfare in the laboratory and on the farm: behavioral and neuroendocrine indicators; Reproductive Plasticity in Fish: Evolutionary Lability in the Patterning of Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Traits Underlying Divergent Sexual Phenotypes; Weakly Electric Fish: Behavior, Neurobiology, and Neuroendocrinology; Hormonal and Pheromonal control of Behavior in Fish; Social Regulation of Reproduction: What Changes and Why?; Sex changing fishes
Hormones and the Regulation of Vocal Patterns in Amphibians: Xenopus laevis Vocalizations as a Model System; Endocrinology of Complex Life Cycles: Amphibians; Sensorimotor Processing Model: Neuroendocrine Control of Reproductive Behaviors in an Amphibian; Neuroendocrine controls of social behavior in frogs; Hormones, Brain, and Behavior in Reptiles; Ecophysiological Studies of Hormone–Behavior Relations in Birds; Neuroendocrine Regulation of Reproductive Behavior in Birds; Neural and Hormonal Control of Birdsong; The function of behavior as assessed by phenotypic engineering with testosterone; Behavioral effects of rapid changes in steroids in the avian brain; Nervous System Actions of Insect Developmental Hormones in Adult Insects; Biogenic Amines as Circulating Hormones in Insects; Regulation of Honeybee Worker (Apis mellifera) Life Histories by Vitellogenin; Endocrine Influences on the Organization of Insect Societies (incl. circadian rhythms?); Stressed-Out Insects: Hormonal Actions and Behavioral Modifications; Hormones and behavioral caste in bumblebees; Rapid membrane effects of estrogens  in the central nervous system; Estrogen regulation of neurotransmitters and growth factor signaling; Genetic mechanisms in neural and hormonal controls over female reproductive behaviors; Model systems for the study of androgen-regulated gene expression in the central nervous system; Molecular Aspects of thyroid hormone-regulated behavior; Corticosteroid actions on electrical activity in the brain; Genomic and (epi)genetic aspects of corticosteroid action in brain; Mechanisms of aldosterone  action in brain and behavior; Mechanism of progesterone receptor action in the brain; Progesterone: synthesis, metabolism, mechanism of action, and effects in the nervous system; Novel effects of neuroactive steroids in the central nervous system; Oxytocin; Vasopressin receptors; Cell biology of oxytocin and vasopressin cells; Electrophysiology and Molecular properties of the oxytocin and vasopressin secreting systems in mammals; Gonadotropin releasing hormone; Neurophysiology of GnRH; Corticotropin releasing factor: putative neurotransmitter actions of a neurohormone; The brain renin-angiotensin system; Melanocortin receptors; The Gonadal Axis: A life perspective; The Gonadal Axis: Genetic defects – Male; The Gonadal Axis: Genetic defects – Female; The Gonadal Axis: Kallmans; Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis: CAH; The Gonadal Axis: Sexual Orientation; The Gonadal Axis: Transsexualism; Hypothalamic-Thyroid Axis: Genetic defects and  Iodine deficiency; Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis; The Gonadal Axis: Premenstrual Syndrome; The Gonadal Axis: Assisted Reproduction; Thyroid hormone replacement; Glucocorticoid replacement; The HPA Axis: Depression, Stress and Anxiety; The HPA Axis: PTSD; GH excess and efficiency; Aging; Pituitary and Hypothalamic tumors; Anorexia and Bulimia; Obesity and appetite; Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse; Diabetes; Specificity Conferring Mechanism of Glucocorticoid and Mineralocorticoid Action in the Brain; Growth Hormone IGF-1 and Aging; Sexual differentiation of the brain- mode, mechanisms, and meaning; Genetic contribution to sex differences in brain and behavior; Epigenetic contribution to sex differences in brain and behavior; Environmental Endocrine Disruption of Brain and Behavior; Sexual differentiation of neurotransmitters and neuromodulation; Sexual Differentiation of Mammalian Olfactory Communication; Early-life stress impact on neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders (this would include an epigenetic component); Early-Life Experiences: Enduring Behavioral, Neurological, and Endocrinological Consequences; Thyroid Hormones and Brain Development; Sexual Differentiation of Brain and Behavior in Birds; Sexual Differentiation of Behavior in Nonhuman Primates; Gonadal Hormones and Sexual Differentiation of Human Brain and Behavior; Sexual identity and sexual orientation; Influence of gonadal steroid hormones on nervous system structure and function during adolescence; Neuroendocrine Regulation of Puberty; Regulation of Human Puberty; Hormone regulation of neurogenesis across the lifespan; Effects of Sex Steroids on Damaged Neural Systems; Effects of stress throughout the lifespan on the brain and behavior; Reproductive aging of neuroendocrine systems; Sex Differences in Central Autoimmune Diseases