Pharmacology of Conditioning, Learning and Retention

Pharmacology of Conditioning, Learning and Retention

Proceedings of the Second International Pharmacological Meeting

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editors: M. Ya. Mikhel'son, V. G. Longo
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223506

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Proceedings of the Second International Pharmacological Meeting, Volume 1: Pharmacology of Conditioning, Learning and Retention is a collection of papers presented at the Second International Pharmacological Meeting on August 20-23, 1963. This book is organized into two sections encompassing 28 chapters. The first section defines the main problem in psychopharmacology, which is the establishment of methods that will enable to appreciate in animals the value of psychotropic drugs in the therapy of human mental diseases. This section also describes the specific activation of the central nervous system and its significance in psychopharmacological research. The second section explores the electrophysiological phenomena observed during pharmacological conditioning, with emphasis on the modifications of electrical activity during the establishment and the performance of the conditioned responses. This section also deals with the electrical correlated of various kinds of conditioned behavior in animals and the alterations of spontaneous rhythm and evoked potentials. This book is of value to psychopharmacologists and electrophysiologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Authors

    Opening address

    Background of the Second International Pharmacological Meeting


    General Problems

    Introductory Remarks

    Pavlov's Method of Conditioned Reflexes in Pharmacology

    Situation libre et psychotropes

    The Spontaneous Exploratory Reactions as a Tool for Psychopharmacological Studies

    Research on the Psychotropic Drugs Using the Exploratory Reaction Method in Rats with Different Levels of Excitability

    Pharmacology of Instrumental Avoidance Conditioning

    Pharmacology of Positive Reinforcement and Discrimination

    L'apprentissage initial: méthode d'étude des agents psychotropes

    Some Observations on Acute Learning in Rats and Mice

    Summing Up by Chairman

    Pharmacology of Spontaneous and Conditioned Behavior in the Monkey

    Some Factors Influencing Short-Term Memory

    Experimental Neurosis as a Method of Screening of Psychotropic Drugs

    Pharmacology of the Multiple Concurrent Motivations

    Amphetamine-Induced Changes in Behavior of Small Laboratory Animals as Simple Tests for Evaluation of Central Effects of New Drugs

    Contribution to Technical Problems of Variability Control in the Study of Higher Nervous Functions in Pharmacology

    The Specific Activation of the CNS and Its Significance in Psychopharmacological Research

    A Method for Demonstration of the Effects of Serotonin on Learning Ability

    A Method for Studying the Effects of Drugs on Recent Memory in Animals

    Conclusion du Meeting

    Electrophysiological Phenomena of Conditioning

    Introductory remarks

    Activité électrocorticale au cours de l’apprentissage instrumental d'approche

    Electrocortical Correlates of Avoidance Conditioning in the Monkey. Their Modifications with Atropine and Amphetamine

    Computer Analysis in Hippocampal EEG Activity and Impedance in Approach Learning. Effects of Psychotomimetic and Hallucinogenic Drugs

    Instrumental Reward Discrimination in Rabbits. Electroencephalographic and Behavioral Effects of a Series of Lysergic Acid Derivatives

    The Influence of Neurotropic Drugs Upon Various Types of Diencephalic Behavioural Reactions in Relation to Intensity and Localization of the Stimuli

    Bioelectrical Phenomena Evoked by Rhythmical Stimuli During Conditioning and Differentiation. A Physiological and Pharmacological Study

    Effect of Pharmacologically Induced Synchronization of Cortical or Hippocampal Activity on Learning in Rats


Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223506

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M. Ya. Mikhel'son

V. G. Longo

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