This text book, titled Physiological Psychology, covers the general area of ‘brain and behavior,’which is a modular subject in many university courses. The authors attempts to prepare students to understand physiological concepts in other specialized fields that they will encounter in their higher studies—it is suitable for undergraduate college students as well.
The book is organised into four chapters. The first chapter covers the areas Brain and Behaviour, which includes techniques in neurophysiology, the neuron and its functions, Central Nervous System (CNS), Autonomous Nervous System (ANS), Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS), Para Sympathetic Nervous System (PSNS), neurotransmitters and drug action.
The second chapter deals with biological basis of sensory processes, which includes visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory and cutaneous systems. The third chapter contains physiological basis of sleep, eating, drinking and sexual behaviour while the last chapter covers the areas of emotion, learning and memory.