The Neural Basis of Humoral Action

  • Bernard T. Donovan


Just as the brain acts as a whole, so should any discussion of the effects of humors or hormones upon behaviour encompass most neural activities and cover almost every aspect of brain function. But that would be taking matters too far, for we are not greatly concerned with the way in which the brain generates and controls movement, or in other words motor processes, while many activities of the brain evident in the collection and sifting of information, or the sensory processes, can, for the present purpose, be neglected. However, some regions of the brain are of especial significance and consideration of their particular contributions to behaviour is rewarding.


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© Bernard T. Donovan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard T. Donovan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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