The Visceral Neuraxis in Thirst and Renal Function

  • Richard R. Miselis
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 105)


Truisms are, of course, self evident. In spite of their obviousness we need to reconsider some in order to appreciate understanding that we take for granted and to remind ourselves of the value of particular approaches we use in our research on brain function. It seems evident to me that understanding behavior and higher order brain function reduces to knowing the rules governing the flow of information in neural networks. Biochemical, molecular, cellular and pharmocological events affect brain function by rising to modulate this flow of infomation in neural circuits. Given these axioms it is, therefore, important to learn the organization of the brain’s neural networks.


Lateral Hypothalamus Median Eminence Area Postrema Zona Incerta Dorsal Motor Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard R. Miselis
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  1. 1.Animal Biology School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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