Cholinergic Mechanisms, Adaptive Brain Processes and Psychopathology

Commentary and A Blueprint for Research
  • Man Mohan Singh

Abstract

The data reviewed in this book implicate central cholinergic mechanisms in many processes in the train of events that convert sensory inputs into behavioral outputs or what may be broadly described as “information processing.” Included among these are: electrocortical arousal, REM sleep, attention, perception, input-output association formation, retrieval of past memories, motivation, mood, and behavioral outputs. This cuts a wide swathe in the realm of higher brain functions.

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Depression Dopamine Dementia Nicotine Neurol 

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  • Man Mohan Singh
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatrySouthern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfieldUSA

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