Brain Catecholamines, Affective States and Memory

  • Seymour Kety
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 4)


Those who have been concerned with designs for the human brain have come to realize that it is not enough to incorporate mechanisms for the reception and processing of sensory information, its storage and retrieval, and the programming and regulation of motor output. Adaptive behavior, by its very nature, requires a system for the evaluation and sorting of environmental inputs, and the development of the most appropriate and effective responses in terms of the survival of the individual or the species.


Affective State Biogenic Amine Cerebellar Cortex Apical Dendrite Medial Forebrain Bundle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour Kety
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General HospitalUSA

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