Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125421119, 9781483103433

Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology

1st Edition

Editors: James M. Sprague Alan N. Epstein
eBook ISBN: 9781483103433
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1985
Page Count: 340
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Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology: Volume 11 is a collection of studies that discuss certain topics in behavioral neuroscience from different experts in the field. The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 discusses palatability of food as a response measure. Chapter 2 tackles the trigeminal system; trigeminal orosensation and ingestive reflexes; and the relationship of trigeminal denervation and operant behavior. Chapter 3 talks about the role of the stomach in the process of satiety, and Chapter 4 covers functional organization of X-, W-, and Y-cell pathways.

Table of Contents




Contents of Previous Volumes

Taste Reactivity as a Measure of the Neural Control of Palatability

I. Introducing the Problem

II. How Has the Palatability Decision Been Measured?

III. Fine Structure of Palatability Decisions: A Two-Dimensional Model

IV. Neural Analysis of Palatability

V. Neural Control of Palatability: The Adequacy of a Hierarchical Model


Trigeminal Orosensation and Ingestive Behavior in the Rat

I. Introduction: Orosensorimotor Mechanisms and the Study of Ingestive Behavior

II. The Trigeminal System in Comparative Perspective

III. Ingestive Behavior in the Rat: Spatiotemporal Organization and the Role of Trigeminal Inputs

IV. Neurobiology of the Trigeminal Sensorimotor System

V. Trigeminal Denervation and Ingestive Behavior: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations

VI. The Trigeminal Syndrome: Intake, Weight Regulation, and Ingestive Behavior after Trigeminal Orosensory Deafferentation

VII. Trigeminal Orosensation and Ingestive Reflexes

VIII. Denervation Effects on Responsiveness to Food: Dissociation of Sensorimotor and Motivational Deficits

IX. Trigeminal Orosensation and Feeding Behavior Patterns

X. Effects of Deafferentation on Dietary Self-Selection

XI. Trigeminal Denervation and Operant Behavior

XII. A Note on Recovery of Function

XIII. Trigeminal Orosensation: Contributions to the Control of Ingestive Behavior

XIV. From Movements to Motives: Implications for the Study of Motivation

XV. Mouth, Brain, and Appetite: Approaches to the Analysis of Neural Mechanisms


The Stomach: A Conception of Its Dynamic Role in Satiety

I. Introduction

II. Methods

III. From Central to Peripheral Studies

IV. The Quantitation of Gastric Emptying

V. Feedback Control of Gastric Emptying

VI. Inhibiting Signals and Transmitters

VII. Gastric Distention as a Satiety Signal

VIII. Cholecystokinin and Satiety

IX. The Localization of Cholecystokinin Receptors in the Gut

X. Summary


Functional Organization of the W-, X-, and Y-Cell Pathways in the Cat: A Review and Hypothesis

I. Introduction

II. General Overview of the Visual Pathways

III. Physiological Classification of W-, X-, and Y-Cells

IV. Anatomical Organization and Distribution of the W-, X-, and Y-Cell Pathways

V. Perceptual Correlates for W-, X-, and Y-Cells

VI. Hypothesis for the Functional Organization and Role of the W-, X-, and Y-Cell Pathways

VII. W-, X-, and Y-Cells in Mammalian Species Other Than the Cat

VIII. General Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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