Visceral Sensory Neuroscience: Interoception (Hardback)
  • Visceral Sensory Neuroscience: Interoception (Hardback)
zoom

Visceral Sensory Neuroscience: Interoception (Hardback)

(author)
£55.00
Hardback 276 Pages / Published: 31/01/2002
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 4-6 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
It has been known for over a century that there is an afferent (body-to-brain) component to the visceral-autonomic nervous system. Despite the fundamental importance of bodily afferent information - sometimes called interoception - to central nervous system control of visceral organ function, emotional-motivational processes, and dysfunctino of these processes, including psychosomatic disorders, its role did not receive much attention until quite recently. This is the first comprehensive review of this topic and it covers both neurobiological and psychobiological aspects. The author first defines the issues and gives an historical background starting with the James-Lange theory of emotion, and addresses learning and motivation, roots in Pavlovian conditioning research, and operant conditioning of visceral function. In the second section he reviews recent scientific findings in the neural basis of visceral perception and studies in cardiovascular-respiratory and alimentary interoception. Finally, he discusses several related areas of research and theory including drug state issues, interoception and psychiatric disorders, and bodily consciousness, and suggests directions for future investigation.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195136012
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 779 g
Dimensions: 243 x 164 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

We Are Our Brains
Added to basket
The Future of the Mind
Added to basket
The Domesticated Brain
Added to basket
This Idea Must Die
Added to basket
Emotion: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Private Life of the Brain
Added to basket
The Runaway Species
Added to basket
The Human Brain Coloring Book
Added to basket
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Developing Mind, Second Edition
Added to basket
The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons
Added to basket
Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)
Added to basket
Murderous Minds
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Brain Book
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Mind Change
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Incognito
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.