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Hunger, thirst, sex, and sleep : how the brain controls our passions

Autore: John K Young
Editore: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Sensations of hunger, thirst, sexual attraction, and love can dominate our thoughts to the exclusion of almost everything else, but up until the past ten years or so, the precise reasons why these passions arise have not been well understood. We now know that these, and other drives like the urge to sleep, are controlled by a small portion of the brain called the hypothalamus. This book presents the latest  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John K Young
ISBN: 9781442218239 1442218231 9781442218253 1442218258
Numero OCLC: 792886251
Descrizione: vii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: The anatomy of the hypothalamus and the control of hunger --
The hypothalamus and the control of thirst and body temperature --
The hypothalamus and the control of sex and emotions --
The hypothalamus and the control of sleep --
The hypothalamus and the control of hormones --
Some final thoughts on mice and men.
Responsabilità: John K. Young.

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In this fascinating tour of the way our brains control our most basic drives, John Young takes a small part of the human anatomy and explains its role in the regulation of our basic needs and  Per saperne di più…

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Young (anatomy, Howard Univ.; Introduction to Cell Biology) explains the oversize role played by a relatively small area of the brain; the hypothalamus region controls many bodily functions, Per saperne di più…

 
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