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Current Questions in Brain and Behavior

  • Bernard W. Agranoff

Abstract

When scientists meet at a symposium such as this one they exchange findings and ideas in an attempt to answer one or more current questions. In the formative stages of a scientific discipline, they leave such a meeting with more questions than answers. The formulation and reformulation of questions is very often evidence of progress and may include clues to the answers. That is, being able to state a problem is a first step towards its solution. New areas of science also characteristically bridge gaps from more organized areas of science. Very often, new terminologies are needed to discuss interdisciplinary topics. In the study of brain and behavior, the term “memory” has a different meaning for everyone. Although the origin of the word is clearly behavioral, “genetic memory” and “immunological memory” are presently better understood than behavioral memory.

Keywords

Memory Formation Optic Tectum Retrograde Amnesia Immunological Memory Current Question 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard W. Agranoff
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  1. 1.Mental Health Research InstituteUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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