The Emotional Motor System

Edited By

  • G. Holstege, Dept. of Anatomy and Embryology, University of Groningen, Oostersingel 69, 9713 EZ Groningen, The Netherlands
  • R. Bandler, Department of Anatomy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • C.B. Saper, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

This book is based on the symposium organized in the frameworkof the 380th birthday of the State University of Groningen, TheNetherlands.

The chapters represent an overview of the state-of-the-art of the different fields belonging to the emotionalmotor system. The invited speakers prepared their papers AFTERthe conference, making it possible for them to incorporate thefindings of other authors in their own chapters. This approach,and peer reviewing of all chapters, makes the volume an excellent addition to this renowned series.

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Book information

  • Published: August 1996
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-81962-8

Table of Contents

List of contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements.

1. Theemotional motor system. 2. The somatic motor system. 3. Someprinciples of the spinal organization of the sympatheticpreganglionic outflow. 4. Spinal cord reflex organization ofsympathetic systems. 5. Vagal efferent projections: viscerotopy,neurochemistry and effects of vagotomy. 6. Spinal inteneurons andpreganglionic neurons in sacral autonomic reflex pathways. 7. Theneuronal control of micturition and its relation to the emotionalmotor system. 8. Role of medulla oblongata in generation ofsympathetic and vagal outflows. 9. Rostral brain regionscontributing to respiratory control. 10. The ventro-medialmedullary projections to spinal motoneurons: ultrastructure,transmitters and functional aspects. 11. Serotonin,norepinephrine and associated neuropeptides: effects on somaticmotoneuron excitability. 12. The paraventricular nucleus of thehypothalamus and the functional neuroanatomy of visceromotorresponses to stress. 13. An ascending general homeostaticafferent pathway originating in lamina I. 14. Involvement of thespino-parabrachio amygdaloid and hypothalamic pathways in theautonomic and affective emotional aspects of pain. 15.Somatosensory and visceral input to the hypothalamus and limbicsystem. 16. Physiological functions of pontomedullary raphe andmedial reticular neurons. 17. Columnar organization in themidbrain periaqueductal gray and the integration of emotionalexpression. 18. Midbrain and medullary regulation of defensivecardiovascular functions. 19. Midbrain and medullary regulationof respiration and vocalization. 20. A concept for the finalcommon pathway of vocalization and lordosis behavior in the cat.21. Meeting the constraints upon behavioral expression throughneural and genomic interactive mechanisms. 22. Olfaction andbrainstem circuits of reproductive behavior in the rat. 23. Roleof the locus coeruleus in emotional activation 24. Functionalanatomy of nociceptive neurones in rat superior colliculus. 25.Arousal and locomotion: from schizophrenia to narcolepsy. 26.Emotional networks and motor control: a fearful view. 27. Theneurobiology of the central nucleus of the amygdala in relationto neuroendocrine and autonomic outflow. 28. Theories of basalforebrain organization and the "emotional motor system". 29. Thenucleus accumbens: gateway for limbic structures to reach themotor system? 30. The ascending basal forebrain cholinergicsystem. 31. Networks related to the orbital and medial prefrontalcortex: a substrate for emotional behavior? 32. Role of thecerebral cortex and striatum in emotional motor response. 33. Thegreater limbic system, the emotional motor system and the brain.34. Hemispheric specialization for emotions, affective aspectsof language and communication and the cognitive control ofdisplay behaviors in humans. 35. Clinical observations on theemotional motor system. 36. Behavioural complications of limbicepilepsy implications for an understanding of the emotionalmotors system in man. 37. Mapping cerebral sites for emotion andemotional expression with direct cortical electrical stimulationand seizure discharges.