Evolutionary Aspects of Neuroendocrine Control Processes

  • Berta Scharrer
Part of the Evolution, Development, and Organization of Behavior book series (EDOB, volume 1)


The orientation of this symposium should bring into focus not only the evolution and diversification of behavioral patterns but also the basic principles of their governance. In essence, the adjustment of an animal’s behavior to variable conditions, ensuring the survival of the individual and the species, requires an apparatus for the reception, sorting out, and integration of relevant signals and the activation of effective response mechanisms. In simple as well as elaborate systems, the organ responsible for both the design of strategy and the execution of appropriate behavioral actions is the brain.


Neuroendocrine System Neurosecretory Cell Abdominal Ganglion Androgenic Gland Corpus Cardiacum 
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  • Berta Scharrer
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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