Accession Number : AD0618776

Title :   ON CENTRAL AND AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM MECHANISMS IN CONDITIONING, LEARNING, AND PERFORMANCE,

Corporate Author : ALLAN MEMORIAL INST OF PSYCHIATRY MONTREAL (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s) : Malmo,Robert B.

Report Date : 29 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Summary: the autonomic nervous system is definitely tied in with this whole intricate neural network underlying reinforcement; and information concerning changes in the autonomic nervous system under all the different conditions of positive and negative reinforcement should be invaluable in working towards a clearer understanding of reinforcement mechanisms. Combined with behavioural observations and electrical recordings from the brain, the peripheral autonomic changes, in reflecting activity in central mechanisms upstream, may help reveal the neural mechanisms that are essential for reinforcement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BRAIN, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, CONDITIONED RESPONSE), (*CONDITIONED RESPONSE, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM), CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, LEARNING, BEHAVIOR, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, MOTIVATION, PULSE RATE, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, RATS, CANADA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE