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Estrogens and Brain Function: Neural Analysis of a by D.W. Pfaff

By D.W. Pfaff

This ebook brings jointly a few of the effects and concepts produced via plenty of people-colleagues and scholars with whom i'm privileged to paintings within the laboratory at Rockefeller collage. by way of my own background I see it as a confluence of artistic forces­ people from whom i've got realized. i used to be prompt in neuroanatomy by way of Walle J. H. Nauta at M. I. T. , and later in a path at Harvard clinical college below the path of Richard Sidman. At Harvard scientific college, the place M. I. T. graduate scholars have been allowed to pass sign up, the wonderful neurophysiology path was once less than the guiding spirit of Stephen Kuffler. Later, I benefited enormously from engaging in his summer time path in electrophysiological innovations at Woods gap. Eric Kandel and his colleagues have supplied us with the main intriguing modern method of the conceptualization and research of mobile mechanisms for habit. right here at Rockefeller, Carl Pfaffmann and Neal Miller were leaders in each experience of the note. not just did they supply me with possibilities to develop to medical adulthood; additionally they set an instance of transparent puzzling over mechanisms for mammalian habit styles. I wrote this e-book to teach how the systematic use of more and more distinct electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neuroendocrine tech­ niques can clarify the mechanism for a mammalian behavioral reaction. The habit in query occurs to be delicate to steroid hormones and performs a principal function in reproduction.

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