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Integrative Functions of the Central Nervous System

  • R. F. Schmidt
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Abstract

The integrative functions of the central nervous system include quite fundamental processes; these are operations that cannot be classified directly as processing of sensory inputs or motor and autonomic activity. Essentially, such neuronal mechanisms underly the sleeping waking cycle, consciousness, language, and memory, as well as learning. Other integrative mechanims such as the bases of elementary behavior patterns and the emotions have been treated in the preceding chapter (see Secs. 8.5 and 8.6). Still others—such as the neurophysiologic bases of complex behavior patterns—will be omitted or mentioned only briefly because of the inadequacy of present knowledge (see Sec. 6.5, paragraph headed Impulse to act and design of the motor pattern, p. 200).

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Left Hemisphere Precentral Gyrus NREM Sleep Retrograde Amnesia Alpha Rhythm 
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