Cellular Mechanisms of Conditioning and Behavioral Plasticity

  • Charles D. Woody
  • Daniel L. Alkon
  • James L. McGaugh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Some Different Perspectives on the Basic Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard Rasmussen, Carlos Isales, Yoh Takuwa, Noriko Takuwa, Paula Barrett, Walter Zawalich
      Pages 3-10
    3. Fujio Murakami, Yoichi Oda, Nakaakira Tsukahara
      Pages 21-26
  3. Long-Term Potentiation

  4. Conditioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. John F. Disterhoft, Douglas A. Coulter, Daniel L. Alkon
      Pages 89-104
    3. Pavel M. Balaban, Igor S. Zakharov
      Pages 105-108
    4. Yutaka Oomura, Yasuhiko Nakano, László Lénárd, Hitoo Nishino, Shuji Aou
      Pages 109-118
    5. Vahe E. Amassian, Christian Wertenbaker
      Pages 119-142
    6. Joseph E. Steinmetz, Christine G. Logan, Richard F. Thompson
      Pages 143-148
    7. Taketoshi Ono, Masaji Fukuda, Hisao Nishijo, Kiyomi Nakamura
      Pages 149-159
    8. Russell T. Richardson, Susan J. Mitchell, Frank H. Baker, Mahlon R. DeLong
      Pages 161-173
    9. Boris I. Kotlyar, Natalya O. Timofeeva
      Pages 175-180
  5. Anatomy and Cable Properties

  6. Storing and Retrieving Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Robert W. Doty, James L. Ringo, Jeffrey D. Lewine
      Pages 303-312
    3. Arthur Cherkin, James F. Flood
      Pages 343-354
  7. Presynaptic and Postsynaptic Plasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Bernard Poulain, Ladislav Tauc, Gerard Baux, Philippe Fossier
      Pages 357-367
  8. Biophysical Considerations and New Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457

About this book


I would like first to thank Charles Woody and his organizing committee for arranging the symposium on the "Cellular Mechanisms of Conditioning and Behavioral Plasticity," which was also a satellite meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences 30th International Congress. The proceedings of this symposium are represented by the chapters that follow. During the 1970s, Dr. Woody and co-workers were able to carry out a remarkable series of microelectrode studies, both intracellular and extracellular, of cortical nerve cells during conditioning of the eye-blink response to sound in the intact waking cat. He demonstrated enduring changes in excitability and membrane resistance in pericruciate cortical cells during associative conditioning of the eye blink, changes that are facilitated by ACh and cGMP and reinforced by stimulation of the hypothalamus (the latter con­ firming the original studies of Voronin). These findings have been of considerable im­ portance in our attempt to understand the conditioning process at the cellular level.


Arousal anatomy behavior cortex neurons

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles D. Woody
    • 1
  • Daniel L. Alkon
    • 2
  • James L. McGaugh
    • 3
  1. 1.Mental Retardation Research Center, Brain Research InstituteUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Section on Neural Systems, Laboratory of Biophysics, IRP, National Institute of Neurological Communicative Diseases and StrokeNational Institutes of Health at the Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  3. 3.Center for Neurobiology of Learning and MemoryUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

Bibliographic information