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Pharmacology of Conditioning, Learning and Retention - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483198477, 9781483223506

Pharmacology of Conditioning, Learning and Retention

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Second International Pharmacological Meeting

Editors: M. Ya. Mikhel'son V. G. Longo
Paperback ISBN: 9781483210070
Hardcover ISBN: 9781483198477
eBook ISBN: 9781483223506
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 378
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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



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About the Editors

M. Ya. Mikhel'son

M. Ya. Mikhel'son

V. G. Longo

V. G. Longo

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