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.
`well written, with reasonably clear and helpful illustrations, and would either make a good introduction to the subject for a researcher or clinician interested in appetite, or to broaden the knowledge of a researcher working in one aspect of appetite'
Nigel Brown, Behaviour Research & Therapy, Vol. 34, No. 5/6, 1996
1: C.R. Legg: Appetite - a psychological concept
2: E.T. Rolls: Neural processing relating to feeding in primates
3: H.P. Zeigler: Brainstem orosensorimotor mechanisms and the neural control of ingestive behaviour
4: N. Mei: Role of digestive afferents in food intake regulation
5: D.A. Booth, E.L. Gibson, A-M. Toase, and R.P.J. Freeman: Small objects of desire: the recognition of appropriate foods and drinks and its neural mechanisms
6: R.J. Levin: Human male sexuality: appetite and arousal, desire and drive
7: S. Glautier: Classical conditioning, drug cues and drug addiction
8: A. Jansen: The learned nature of binge eating
9: S.J. Cooper and S. Higgs: Neuropharmacology of appetite and taste preferences
10: R.A. Wise: A brief history of the anhedonia hypothesis
11: The appetite for nicotine
12: D. Carroll and J.A.A. Huxley: Young people and fruit machine gambling
13: F.M. Toates: Comparing motivational systems - an incentive motivation perspective