Workshop I. Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Adaptive Behavior

  • Eliot Stellar


Quite typical of a rapidly advancing field of study, progress in the area of neurophysiological mechanisms of adaptive behavior has been marked by successive advances in both concept and technique. The major modern advance in concept was Papez’s idea (1937) that the rhinencephalon was not primarily concerned with olfactory functions in man, but rather with the control and expression of emotional behavior. Particularly he was thinking of the circuit involving the hippocampus, fornix, hypothalamus (mammillary bodies), mammillo-thalamic tract, anterior thalamus, and cingulate cortex.


Adaptive Behavior Lateral Hypothalamus Human Adaptation Mammillary Body Neurophysiological Mechanism 


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  • Eliot Stellar
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  1. 1.Institute of Neurological SciencesUniversity of PennsylvaniaUSA

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