Animal Models of Human Emotion and Cognition
Animal research has contributed enormously to our current knowledge of human physiology and basic brain function. But in recent years, concerns have been raised about the usefulness and validity of animal research aimed at illuminating our own behavior. This volume argues that animal studies do indeed provide valuable insights into our behaviors and presents studies illustrating how researchers are trying to better understand human emotion, development, and cognition.
Contributors from both the United States and Europe shed new light on such research topics as anxiety and schizophrenia; sensory development, self-recognition, and perception; amnesia, memory disorders, and hemispheric specialization; and various aspects of aggression. This volume will be of interest to experimental psychologists as well as to general psychologists who wish to better understand the applications of animal studies.