Complex Brain Functions: Conceptual Advances in Russian Neuroscience

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Robert Miller, Alexey M Ivanitsky
CRC Press, Sep 2, 2003 - Science - 432 pages
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There are many difficulties hindering western scientists from becoming acquainted with Russian scientific literature, including both political and language barriers. Russian science has a long and proud tradition going back as far as Peter the Great and the founding of the Russian Academy of Science in 1725. However, Russian neuroscientists from the 19th and 20th centuries are hardly recognised in the western world.
Complex Brain Functions covers many avenues of contemporary research in Russian neuroscience. The chapters range from basic research at the cellular level to studies of higher brain functions in animals and humans, including psychopharmacology and neurochemistry and the brain basis of human mental functions as well as papers with a more philosophical content.
 

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Contents

1 Volume Transmission in the Striatum as ConstitutingInformation Processing
1
2 Unitary Postsynaptic Mechanisms of LTP and LTD in theNeocortex Hippocampus and Cerebellum
19
Narrowing the Gap betweenSystems and Molecular Genetics Neurosciences
51
4 Informational Synthesis in Crucial Cortical Areas as theBrain Basis of Subjective Experience
72
The Hypothesis of Selfidentification
96
6 Brain Mechanisms of Emotions
112
7 The Functional Significance of HighfrequencyComponents of Brain Electrical Activity
127
8 EEG Mapping in Emotional and Cognitive Pathology
148
11 Applicability of the Reinforcement Concept to Studiesin Simple Nervous Systems
196
12 Sensory Factors in the Ontogenetic Reorganization of Behaviour
207
13 Colour Spaces of Animaltrichromats Rhesus Monkeysand Carp Revealed by Instrumental Discrimination Learning
226
14 Neurobiology of Gestalts
239
15 The Striatal Cholinergic System and InstrumentalBehaviour
255
Reorganization of Postural Coordination in Dogs
281
17 Biochemical Correlates of Individual Behaviour
293
18 Brain Serotonin in Genetically Defined Defensive Behaviour
309

Ontogenetic Aspects
165
A Psychophysiological Approach
176

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Robert Miller is Director of the Parliamentary Centre, where he has championed parliamentary-strengthening programs in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia.

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