The Neural Basis of Behavior by A.L. BeckmanThe Neural Basis of Behavior by A.L. Beckman

The Neural Basis of Behavior

EditorA.L. Beckman

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The Symposium on the Neural Basis of Behavior, from which this volume was produced, was held at the Alfred I. duPont Institute on June 7 and 8, 1979. It brought outstanding investigators in four fundamental areas of behavioral neurobiology into juxtaposition, there to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary perspective on behaviorally significant brain mechanisms. Particular emphasis was placed on topics of interest to neurobiologists as well as to clinicians in neurological and psychiatric disciplines. The session on central activity states was selected as an appropriate point of departure because the continuum of brain activity states extending from the natural depression of hibernation through the heightened levels of arousal accom­ panying learning is such a clear and basic determinant of behavioral output. The papers on learning and memory outlined diverse approaches to un­ derstanding the basis of these interrelat~d CNS capabilities that constitute the neural basis of behavioral adaptation. Finally, the topics of affective states and mechanisms of pain provided a focus of clinically relevant discus­ sion covering multiple levels of functional and anatomical CNS organiza­ tion. The success of the symposium bore testimony to the excellence of the presentations and to the symbiosis of their content; both are preserved herein. The support and encouragement of Dr. G. Dean MacEwen, Medical Director of the Alfred I. duPont Institute, is gratefully acknowl­ edged. Alexander L. Beckman Wilmington, July 1979 The Neural Basis of Behavior PART I Central Activity States Copyright © 1982, Spectrum Publications, Inc.
Title:The Neural Basis of BehaviorFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I Central Activity States.- 1. Central Activity States: An Overview.- 2. Properties of the CNS During the State of Hibernation.- 3. Biochemical Factors Associated with the Sleep State.- 4. Effect of Conditioned Arousal on the Auditory System.- II Learning and Memory.- 5. The Evolution of Concepts of Memory: An Overview.- 6. Some Capacities for Structural Growth and Functional Change in the Neuronal Circuitries of the Adult Hippocampus.- 7. Habituation, Sensitization, and Associative Learning in Aplysia.- 8. Biochemical Changes in the CNS During Learning.- III Affective States.- 9. Current Concepts and Ongoing Research in Affective Disorders: An Overview.- 10. Neural Associations of the Limbic System.- 11. Peptides in Affective Disorders.- 12. Brain Catecholamines in Relation to Affect.- IV Pain.- 13. Neural Mechanisms in Pain and Analgesia: An Overview.- 14. Opiate Receptors.- 15. Enkephalins, Endorphins and Their Receptors.- 16. On the Role of Endorphins in Pain Modulation.