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June 1966

Neural Mechanisms of Higher Vertebrate Behavior.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;14(6):666. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730120106024

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Abstract

Several worthwhile features are presented in this volume.

1. It gives the American neuropsychiatrist an exposure to Russian neurophysiologic thought.

2. It presents an operational schema which may be used to interpret human behavior.

3. It sets forth proposals that are somewhat new to neuropsychiatric thought regarding the function of inhibition and its origin, and the role of the stellate cell in the cortical architecture.

4. It proposes a cortical circuitry for confirmation or refutation.

A major criticism is the lack of cognizance of given neurochemistry in the field of brain and behavior, and the posing of inhibition being entirely on an electrical effect, with no involvement of neurohumoral mediators. In an attempt to explain higher vertebrate behavior, one would expect recognition of the need for coordinating the physiologic with the biochemical, to achieve a present-day concept of correlative ultrastructural behavioral mechanisms.

This monograph increases one's familiarity with Russian nomenclature

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