The neurobiology of parental behavior

Michael Numan, Thomas R. Insel

In addition to filling a need within the field of parental behavior, this book contributes importantly to the growing area of emotional and motivational neuroscience. A major part of neuroscience research at the whole organism level has been focused on cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on the neurobiology of learning and memory, but there has been a recent upsurge in research which is attempting to define the neural basis of basic motivational and emotional systems which regulate such behaviors as food intake, aggression, reproduction, reward-seeking behaviors, and anxiety-related behaviors. In this book the emphasis is on the research findings obtained from rodents, sheep and primates. The authors' goal, of course, was to provide a foundation that may help us understand the neurobiology of human parental behavior. Indeed, the last chapter attempts to integrate the non-human research data with some human data in order to make some inroads toward an understanding of postpartum depression, child abuse, and child neglect. Clearly, motivational and emotional neuroscience has close ties to psychiatry, and this connection will be very evident in the final chapter. By understanding the neurobiology of parental behavior we are also delving into neurobiological factors which may have an impact on core human characteristics involved in sociality, social attachment, nurturing behavior, and love. In this very violent world, it is hard to conceive of a group of characteristics that are more worthy of study.

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In addition to filling a need within the field of parental behavior, this book contributes importantly to the growing area of emotional and motivational neuroscience. A major part of neuroscience research at the whole organism level has been focused on cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on the neurobiology of learning and memory, but there has been a recent upsurge in research which is attempting to define the neural basis of basic motivational and emotional systems which regulate such behaviors as food intake, aggression, reproduction, reward-seeking behaviors, and anxiety-related behaviors. In this book the emphasis is on the research findings obtained from rodents, sheep and primates. The authors' goal, of course, was to provide a foundation that may help us understand the neurobiology of human parental behavior. Indeed, the last chapter attempts to integrate the non-human research data with some human data in order to make some inroads toward an understanding of postpartum depression, child abuse, and child neglect. Clearly, motivational and emotional neuroscience has close ties to psychiatry, and this connection will be very evident in the final chapter. By understanding the neurobiology of parental behavior we are also delving into neurobiological factors which may have an impact on core human characteristics involved in sociality, social attachment, nurturing behavior, and love. In this very violent world, it is hard to conceive of a group of characteristics that are more worthy of study.

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[目次]

  • Introduction * Hormonal and Nonhormonal Basis of Maternal Behavior * Experiential Factors Influencing Maternal Behavior * Motivational Models of the Onset and Maintenance of Maternal Behavior and Maternal Agression * Neuroanatomy of Maternal Behavior * Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology of Maternal Behavior * Paternal Behavior * Neural Basis of Parental Behavior Revisited * Human Implications

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[目次]

  • Introduction.- Hormonal and Nonhormonal Basis of Maternal Behavior.- Experiential Factors Influencing Maternal Behavior.- Motivational Models of the Onset and Maintenance of Maternal Behavior and Maternal Agression.- Neuroanatomy of Maternal Behavior.- Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology of Maternal Behavior.- Paternal Behavior.- Neural Basis of Parental Behavior Revisited.- Human Implications.

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書名 The neurobiology of parental behavior
著作者等 Insel, Thomas R.
Numan Michael
シリーズ名 Hormones, brain, and behavior series
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 c2003
版表示 2003
ページ数 ix, 418 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 038700498X
9781441918277
NCID BA63942972
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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