Neurohumoral Coding of Brain Function

  • R. D. Myers
  • René Raúl Drucker-Colín

Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Molecular Correlates of Brain Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. L. McGeer, H. C. Fibiger, T. Hattori, V. K. Singh, E. G. McGeer, L. Maler
      Pages 27-47
  3. Neurohumoral Mechanisms in Basic Physiologic Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Mauricio Russek, Sergio Grinstein
      Pages 81-97
    3. Victor Aleman, Alejandro Bayon, Jorge Molina
      Pages 115-124
    4. Donald J. Reis
      Pages 125-150
  4. Neurohumoral Mechanisms in Behavioral Regulation

  5. Neurohumoral Factors and Mental Disorders

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 451-479

About this book


It is indeed a pleasure to welcome all of you to this Inter­ national Symposium on the Neurohumoral coding of Brain Function. Many of you have undertaken a very long trip in order to cross swords with some of the most fascinating issues in all of the neurosciences. Of particular satisfaction in this instance is the geographical representation of the sciences with individuals here from Europe and the Americas - South, Central and North. As we do battle, so to speak, with each of the questions raised during the next several days, we should remember that the problems faced by each of our fields are exceptionally difficult. In a way, this difficulty stems from two related facts: (1) we are trying to construct a conceptual bridgework between one disci­ pline and another; and (2) the distance between the research fabric of any two of these disciplines is vast. It would probably not be unfair to say that a large number of scientists feel relatively contented in remaining within the bound­ aries of their own area of specialization. In a sense, that is certainly justifiable today primarily because of the intensity of such specialization. However, the participants of this symposium, who reflect some of the major thrusts in biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and psychology, have in the main chosen to explore the pathways that cross the interface between mind and body - be­ tween behavior and brain.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. D. Myers
    • 1
  • René Raúl Drucker-Colín
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of NeuropsychologyPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.México

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3068-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3066-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0099-6246
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