© 1982

The Neural Basis of Behavior

  • Alexander L. Beckman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Central Activity States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adrian R. Morrison
      Pages 3-17
    3. Alexander L. Beckman, Toni L. Stanton
      Pages 19-45
    4. Manfred L. Karnovsky
      Pages 47-62
  3. Learning and Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Seymour S. Kety
      Pages 95-101
    3. E. T. Walters, T. J. Carew, E. R. Kandel
      Pages 117-138
    4. Victor E. Shashoua
      Pages 139-164
  4. Affective States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Walle J. H. Nauta, Valerie B. Domesick
      Pages 175-206
    3. A. J. Prange Jr., P. T. Loosen
      Pages 207-227
    4. Susan D. Iversen, Paul J. Fray
      Pages 229-269
  5. Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Eric J. Simon
      Pages 285-305
    3. H. W. Kosterlitz
      Pages 307-309

About this book


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.


brain catecholamines depression neural mechanisms neurobiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander L. Beckman
    • 1
  1. 1.Alfred I. duPont InstituteWilmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Neural Basis of Behavior
  • Editors A.L. Beckman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85200-588-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-6304-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-6302-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 337
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Consumer Packaged Goods