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Psychobiology; behavior from a biological perspective. Edited by James L. McGaugh.

New York, Academic Press, 1971.
ISBN 0124837506, 9780124837508

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Other Authors McGaugh, James L.,
Subjects Aufsatzsammlung.
Description xiii, 366 pages illustrations 24 cm
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Also issued online.
Contents Chapter 1. Evolution of behavior / Aubrey Manning : I. Introduction ; II. Behavior as adaptation to the environment ; III. How selection operates ; IV. The origins of behavior ; V. Sexual isolation ; References
Chapter 2. The concept of instinct / Richard E. Whalen : I. Introduction ; II. Traditional instinct approach ; III. The ontogenetic approach ; IV. The variance approach ; V. Instinct and heritability ; VI. Difficulties with the model ; VII. Measurement of heritability ; VIII. The control of behavior ; IX. Experience and the development of behavior ; X. Conclusion ; References
Chapter 3. Sensory processes and behavior / W. R. A. Muntz : I. Introduction ; II. The behavioral relevance of physiological findings ; III. Sensory systems and behavior ; References
Chapter 4. Appetite motivation / D. A. Deutsch : I. Introduction ; II. Hunger and thirst ; III. What produces thirst? ; IV. What produces hunger? ; V. Where do changes producing hunger and thirst act? ; VI. Has thirst really been produced? ; VII. Central nervous system loci linked to hunger ; VIII. Is it real hunger which is produced by electrical stimulation? ; IX. What other properties do these other central drive mechanisms have? ; X. Regulation of amount eaten or drunk ; XI. Counterinjection ; XII. The afferent inhibition view of satiation ; XIII. Specific hungers ; XIV. Reward ; References
Chapter 5. Attentive processes / Norman M. Weinberger : I. Introduction ; II. Objects of sensorial attention ; III. The measurement of attention ; IV. The utility of the construct "attention" ; V. Neural mechanisms ; VI. Concluding remarks ; References
Chapter 6. Brain mechanisms of memory / E Roy John : I. The development of our ideas about localization of brain functions ; II. The localization of function ; III. The localizationist position ; IV. Theories of memory localization ; V. The antilocalizationist viewpoint ; VI. The localization of memory ; VII. The localization of speech function ; VIII. Objections to deterministic theories ; IX. How are memories established? ; X. Self-selection of representation neurons ; XI. Critical substance and critical shift ; XII. The multiple-trace theory ; XIII. Does critical shift in some cells imply deterministic function? ; XIV. Mechanisms of stable information storage ; XV. Electrophysiological studies of learning and memory ; XVI. Tracer technique ; XVII. Appearance of electrical similarities in different brain regions ; XVIII. Relationship between waveshape and site of stimulation ; XIX. Relationship between waveshape and meaning ; XX. Endogenous components in response of the brain to stimuli ; XXI. Difference waveshapes and the readout of stored information ; XXII. Relation between single-unit activity and evoked potentials ; XXIII. Chronic microelectrode studies ; XXIV. Conclusions ; References
Chapter 7. Cognitive deficit: experimental analysis / Marcel Kinsbourne : I. Aims and methods ; II. Natural history ; III. Perception ; IV. Language disorder ; V. Sequencing of information ; VI. Anatomical basis of cerebral function ; References.
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