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The heart of the brain : the hypothalamus and its hormones

Author: G Leng
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about the neuroendocrine brain - about the hypothalamus, the seat of our passions, and about the control that this small structure exerts on our physiology and behavior. The hypothalamus contains a vast diversity of neuronal types, and these signal not only though conventional messengers but by a wide range of other signals, many of which act as hormones within the brain. Behaviors important to who we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Leng, G. (Gareth).
Heart of the brain.
Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1043830951
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Leng
ISBN: 9780262038058 0262038056
OCLC Number: 1004065905
Description: x, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prelude --
The European Brain --
The Classical Neuron --
Enlightenment --
Far from the Madding Crowd --
Pulsatile Secretion --
Dendritic Secretion and Priming --
The GnRH Neuron --
Kisspeptin --
The Bistable Neuron --
Vasopressin --
Numbers --
Whispered Secrets and Public Announcements --
Plasticity --
Rhythms --
Obesity --
The Empty Medicine Cabinet --
Appetite --
The Sweet Hormone --
The Hybrid Neuron --
Behavior --
The Evolved Brain --
Redundancy and Degeneracy --
The Tangled Web.
Responsibility: Gareth Leng.

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How hormonal signals in one small structure of the brain-the hypothalamus-govern our physiology and behavior.  Read more...

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