Psychobiology of Behaviour

  • Kostas N. Fountoulakis
  • Ioannis Nimatoudis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kostas N. Fountoulakis, Ioannis Nimatoudis, Xenia Gonda
    Pages 1-48
  3. Stavroula I. Bargiota, Vasilis P. Bozikas, Ioannis Nimatoudis
    Pages 49-72
  4. Panagiotis Ferentinos, Nikolaos Kokras, George Konstantakopoulos
    Pages 73-109
  5. Xenia Gonda, Kostas N. Fountoulakis
    Pages 111-138
  6. Fotini Ferenidou, Loucas Athanasiadis, Kostas N. Fountoulakis
    Pages 139-160
  7. Sebastien Tassy, Anastasia Konsta, Jean Michel Azorin
    Pages 161-170
  8. Icro Maremmani, Matteo Pacini, Kostas N. Fountoulakis
    Pages 171-192
  9. Theocharis Kyziridis, Ioannis Nimatoudis
    Pages 193-237
  10. Eleni Parlapani, Zoe Nasika, Odysseas Kyriazis, Ioannis Nimatoudis
    Pages 239-299
  11. Elias Andreoulakis, Ioanna Ierodiakonou-Benou
    Pages 301-323
  12. Kostas N. Fountoulakis
    Pages 325-344
  13. Kostas N. Fountoulakis, Ioannis Nimatoudis, Stephen M. Stahl
    Pages 397-458

About this book


The book provides a comprehensive reference on the neurobiological understanding of behaviour, how behaviour is regulated by the brain, and how such behaviours in turn influence the brain.

The work offers an introduction to neural systems and genetics/epigenetics, followed by detailed study of a wide range of behaviours – temperament and personality, instincts and drives, memory and cognitive function, sex and sexual differentiation, ethology and evolutionary biology, aging, drug abuse and other problematic behaviors, psychophysiology and ultimately the links to biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology. Research findings on the neural basis of social behaviour are integrated across different levels of analysis, from molecular neurobiology and neural systems/behavioural neuroscience to fMRI imaging data on human social behaviour. The content covers research on both normal and abnormal behaviours, as well as developmental aspects.

The target audience includes psychiatrists, neurologists, nurses, psychologists and all researchers and advanced students in behavioural, social and developmental neuroscience, as well as clinical neuroscientists. 


Brain Function Normal and Abnormal Behaviour fMRI Imaging Neurobiology Psychopharmacology Neural System

Editors and affiliations

  • Kostas N. Fountoulakis
    • 1
  • Ioannis Nimatoudis
    • 2
  1. 1.3rd Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health SciencesAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.3rd Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health SciencesAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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