Fundamentals of Health Neuroscience explores key topics and research, including basic principles, psychological and neural processes, brain and body interaction, and gene x brain x environment interactions. This book also covers prevention and intervention strategies for health decisions and promotion across the lifespan. Chapters integrate the latest research findings and explore several key topics, such as How does the brain serve both as a predictor and an outcome of health? How can people improve self-control and achieve physical and mental health? What does brain plasticity and resilience tell us about learning and development throughout our life?, and more.
Health Neuroscience is a new interdisciplinary field encompassing research from cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience, health psychology, physical and mental health, and science of behavior change. This new field addresses the longstanding gap among neuroscience, health and behavior change within the context of health promotion.