Accession Number : AD0632289

Title :   RESEARCH OF NERVOUS PROCESSES UNDERLYING LEARNING BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 May 58-30 Apr 61,

Corporate Author : CENTRE D'ETUDES DE PHYSIOLOGIE NERVEUSE ET D'ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIE PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Fessard, A. E.

Report Date : 30 APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The cat was used as the experimental animal, and ganglia of some Mollusc species were used to treat some basic questions at the neuronal level. The main techniques were surgical, electrophysiological, pharmacological, and histological. Learning, as a behavioral feature, presupposes underlying nervous processes for association of sensory messages, as well as appropriate functional links between the associative operations and those to which they give rise on the efferent side, viz: reflex reactions and voluntary commands; it also necessarily involves the formation and persistence of traces of previous activity.

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, *CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM), NERVE CELLS, SURGERY, PHARMACOLOGY, HISTOLOGY, REFLEXES, MOTOR REACTIONS, PERCEPTION, PROPRIOCEPTION, BRAIN, CHLORALOSE, CATS, MOLLUSCA, FRANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE