Neural Mechanisms of Conditioning

  • Daniel L. Alkon
  • Charles D. Woody

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Invertebrate Models

  3. Vertebrate Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Dennis M. D. Landis
      Pages 141-149
    3. Charles D. Woody, Neil E. Berthier, Ellen H.-J. Kim
      Pages 151-165
    4. John W. Moore
      Pages 209-219
    5. Robert W. Doty, Jeffrey D. Lewine, James L. Ringo
      Pages 223-231
    6. Steven P. R. Rose
      Pages 233-248
  4. Membrane Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. K. Krnjević
      Pages 251-259
    3. T. Shimahara, G. Czternasty, J. Stinnakre, J. Bruner
      Pages 283-289
    4. R. K. S. Wong, R. E. Numann, R. Miles, R. D. Traub
      Pages 311-318
    5. Philip A. Schwartzkroin, Jeffrey S. Taube
      Pages 319-329
    6. P. Fossier, G. Baux, L. Tauc
      Pages 341-354
    7. D. O. Carpenter, J. M. H. Ffrench-Mullen, N. Hori, C. N. Sinback, W. Shain
      Pages 355-369
  5. Biochemistry

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 491-496

About this book


This is the second volume to be based on a series of symposia being held periodically on the neurobiology of conditioning. The first, entitled Conditioning: Representation of Involved Neural Functions was based on a symposium held in Asilomar, Cali­ fornia, in October 1982 (Woody, 1982). The present volume is based on a sym­ posium, organized by D. Alkon and C. Woody, held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in November 1983. This series of sym­ posia and their publication are more than justified by the extraordinary progress be­ ing made during recent years in all branches of neuroscience and its application to our understanding of some of the basic neuronal mechanisms of conditioning and learning. Invertebrate models of conditioning have been used by many in the attempt to obtain a more thoroughly controlled analysis at the single cellular and synaptic level of the mechanisms involved in elementary conditioning in a simple nervous system. Examples of this approach are presented in this volume and utilize insects (grasshopper), crustacea (crayfish), and particularly the relatively simple nervous systems of mollusks (Aplysia and Hermissenda). In such preparations it is possible to carry out precise electrophysiological and neurochemical studies of single iden­ tified cells and synapses involved in such simple processes as habituation and sensitization, as well as simple forms of "associative" conditioning, usually using simple aversive or withdrawal reflexes.


Deprivation Nervous System biochemistry cortex neural mechanisms neurobiology neurons neuroscience physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel L. Alkon
    • 1
  • Charles D. Woody
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Neurological Communicative Diseases and StrokeNational Institutes of Health at the Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Mental Retardation Research Center, Brain Research InstituteUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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