The Neural Control of Behavior

The Neural Control of Behavior

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editors: Richard E. Whalen, Richard F. Thompson, Marcel Verzeano
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265629

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The Neural Control of Behavior contains some of the material presented and discussed at the first interdisciplinary conference on the neural control of behavior, held at the Department of Psychobiology of the University of California, Irvine in June 1968. The compendium presents papers prepared by scientists from a variety of disciplines, which touched upon the primary concerns of psychobiology. Main topics covered include neural mechanisms, evoked responses and network dynamics, perceptual mechanisms, and behavioral and cellular responses to novel and repeated stimuli. Hypothalamic mechanisms for motivational and species-typical behavior, learning and memory, and the behavior of hippocampal neurons during conditioning experiments are also discussed. Psychologists, neurologists, and psychobiologists will find the book very insightful.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Guests of the Department

    The Department of Psychobiology: 1968

    Section I. Neural Mechanisms

    Mode of Control of Hippocampal Pyramidal Cell Discharges

    I. Methods

    II. Results



    Evoked Responses and Network Dynamics

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods

    III. Results

    IV. Discussion

    V. Summary


    Relations Between Evoked Gross and Unit Activity in Association Cortex of Waking Cat



    Section II. Perceptual Mechanisms

    The Role of Photopigments in Vision

    I. Stereospecificity of the Visual Pigment System


    Addendum to the Text


    Question and Answer

    Behavioral and Cellular Responses to Novel and Repeated Stimuli


    Questions and Answers

    Section III. Motivational Systems

    Neural Mechanisms Involved in a Cat's Attack on a Rat

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavioral Aspects of Attack

    III. Attack in Relation to Flight and Eating

    IV. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Attack

    V. General Outline of the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Attack


    Hypothalamic Mechanisms for Motivational and Species-Typical Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavioral Properties of Centrally Induced Motivational and Species-Typical Responses

    III. Development of Centrally Induced Motivational and Species-Typical Responses

    IV. Organization of Brain Mechanisms for Motivational and Species-Typical Responses

    V. Summary and Conclusions


    Questions for Dr. Flynn and Dr. Roberts

    Section IV. Learning and Memory

    The Reunified Split Brain

    I. Introduction

    II. Lateralization of Engrams Acquired During Unilateral CSD

    III. Interhemispheric Transfer of Lateralized Engrams

    IV. Interhemispheric Synthesis of Lateralized Engrams

    V. Synthesis of Synergistic Experiences

    VI. Conclusion


    Visual Memory and the Temporal Lobe of the Monkey


    The Behavior of Hippocampal Neurons During Conditioning Experiments

    I. The Quiet Waiting Experiment

    II. The Pavlovian Conditioning Experiments

    III. Résumé

    IV. The Hippocampus as a Processor


    General Discussion

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 318
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265629

About the Editors

Richard E. Whalen

Richard F. Thompson

Marcel Verzeano

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