Impairment of Emotional Behavior

  • Shabnum Nabi


Behavior is a major function whereby animals adapt to changes in the environment. Spontaneous behavior is dependent on integration of sensory input to motor output. This reveals the capability of animals to habituate to their novel environment, integrating new information with that previously attained, and is a measure of cognitive function. The cholinergic involvement in behavior is well known (Narahashi et al. 2000; Russel and Kelly 1982). The cholinergic system is implicated in regulating general brain excitability during arousal and sleep–wake cycles, and the basal forebrain complex plays a special role in learning and memory function (Bear et al. 1996). It has been suggested that this system in particular is involved in the aging processes (Bartus et al. 1982).


Emotional Behavior Spontaneous Locomotion Activity MeHg Exposure Decrease Locomotor Activity Reduce Locomotor Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shabnum Nabi
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Brain Research Centre (IBRC) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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