Accession Number : AD0713470

Title :   BRAIN ORGANIZATION AND BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Mar 68-30 Jun 70,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Lindsley,Donald B.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The report provides a summary of interdisciplinary research under the title, BRAIN ORGANIZATION AND BEHAVIOR. The goals of the project were to bring together neurophysiologists and psychologists in a combined interdisciplinary attack upon the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. Both electrophysiological and behavioral methods were employed. Problem areas fell into the following categories: Drive-Motivation, Perception, Learning, Conditioning, Attention and Emotion. The present report lists the publications and highlights of the work for the period March 1, 1968 to June 30, 1970, and summarizes the number of pre- and post-doctoral participants since the beginning of the project Sept. 1, 1955, and the total number of publications. High-lights of recent work emphasize progress in defining neural systems involved in reticulo-thalamo-cortical relationships related to sleep and wakefulness, arousal and attention, perception, learning, conditioning, and emotion. These involve a midline nonspecific thalamic projection system, two hypothalamic-hippocampal systems, a lateral nuclear group in the thalamus including the pulvinar, concerned with higher integrative functions, and specific and nonspecific visual systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BRAIN, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY), (*BEHAVIOR, *NERVOUS SYSTEM), PHYSIOLOGY, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, MOTIVATION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), LEARNING, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, ATTENTION, EMOTIONS, SLEEP, CEREBRAL CORTEX, THALAMUS, VISION

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE