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Biopsychology (Pinel)

Biopsychology (Pinel) Author(s): John P. J. Pinel, Steven Barnes

Difference between 10th and 9th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 10th and 9th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous editions: 4 years (2017 vs 2013).
  • The First edition of Pinel's Biopsychology was published in 1990.
  • The Tenth Ed. includes 1265 new citations.
  • Content changes by chapter:
  • Chapter 1: John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard Moser's discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain - place cells and plate cells.
  • Chapter 2:
    • New DNA study, providing genetic evidence that Homo sapiens mated with their Neanderthal neighbors.
    • Use of ancient DNA in studies
    • Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance
  • Chapter 3: The neuron classification problems.
  • Chapter 5:
    • Examples of using a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and functional MRI techniques.
    • The recent discovery how fMRI scans can provide a reliable way to communicate with patients in a vegetative state
    • Human Connectome Project (HCP)
    • Latest research and news about optogenetics
  • Chapter 6: Explanation of many different types of retinal ganglion cells.
  • Chapter 7: Medical definition of Merkel's disks and bulbous corpuscles (Ruffini endings).
  • Chapter 8:
    • Research on posterior parietal association cortex
    • Control of robotic limbs by patients with implanted cortical microelectrode array
    • Primary motor cortex and action map model
  • Chapter 9:
    • The importance of glial cells in the pathophysiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • The role of microglial cells in synaptic reorganization
  • Chapter 10:
    • Coverage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease of the brain caused by repeated head traumas.
    • New case study about Junior Seau, a football player who suffered from chronic brain damage
    • Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) as a significant genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease
  • Chapter 11:
    • Research on time cells in the hippocampus
    • New section on memory engram cells
  • Chapter 12:
    • Recent research on the role of the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus in hunger and satiety
    • Impact of the intestinal microbiota alteration on obesity
  • Chapter 13: New section on gender identity, a person's sense of being male or female.
  • Chapter 18:
    • Peripartum depression, the new term for depression associated with having a baby
    • Brain stimulation therapies for the treatment of depression
10th Edition of
Biopsychology (Pinel)
eBook, 624 pages
eBook ISBN: 9780134636108
Published by: Pearson, January 09, 2017
Hardcover, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 0134203690
ISBN-13: 9780134203690
Published by: Pearson, January 11, 2017
with MyPsychLab access card Package
ISBN-10: 0134743369
ISBN-13: 9780134743363
Published by: Pearson, March 12, 2017
Loose Leaf, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 0134567706
ISBN-13: 9780134567709
Published by: Pearson, January 13, 2017
Global Edition
Paperback, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 1292158476
ISBN-13: 9781292158471
Published by: Pearson, June 27, 2017
9th Edition of
Biopsychology (Pinel)
Hardcover, 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0205915574
ISBN-13: 9780205915576
Published by: Pearson, October 21, 2013
with MyPsychLab with eText access card
Hardcover, 552 pages
ISBN-10: 0205994709
ISBN-13: 9780205994700
Published by: Pearson, November 01, 2013
Loose Leaf, 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0205979769
ISBN-13: 9780205979769
Published by: Pearson, October 20, 2013
with MyPsychLab with eText access card
Loose Leaf, 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0133770419
ISBN-13: 9780133770414
Published by: Pearson, November 09, 2013
8th Edition of
Biopsychology (Pinel)
Hardcover, 608 pages
ISBN-10: 0205832563
ISBN-13: 9780205832569
Published by: Pearson, October 29, 2010
with MyPsychLab and Pearson eText
Hardcover, 584 pages
ISBN-10: 0205216951
ISBN-13: 9780205216956
Published by: Pearson, June 06, 2011
Loose Leaf, 608 pages
ISBN-10: 0205036074
ISBN-13: 9780205036073
Published by: Pearson, November 04, 2010
International edition
ISBN-10: 1292023252
ISBN-13: 9781292023250
Published by: Pearson Education Limited, July 23, 2013

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