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Brain Serotonin and Aggressive Disposition in Humans and Nonhuman Primates

Stephen B. Manuck, Jay R. Kaplan, and Francis E. Lotrich

in Biology of Aggression

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168761
eISBN:
9780199865444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter begins with a brief introduction to the neurobiology of serotonin, including common methods of investigation and sources of serotonin-associated genetic variation. It briefly addresses ... More


Who Needs Emotions?: The brain meets the robot

Jean-Marc Fellous and Michael A. Arbib (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195166194
eISBN:
9780199847020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The idea that one day robots may have emotions has captured the imagination of many and has been dramatized by robots and androids in many famous movies. This book ... More


Neurobiology of Nociceptors

Carlos Belmonte and Fernando Cervero (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523345
eISBN:
9780191724527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523345.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This is a comprehensive review of all aspects of nociceptor function, including the structure of nociceptor endings, their neurochemistry, and evolutionary considerations. It deals with the ... More


The Group at Hopkins

David H. Hubel

in Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-year Collaboration

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176186
eISBN:
9780199847013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The importance in science of mentors or role models can hardly be exaggerated. For Hubel and Wiesel, Steve Kuffler played a crucial role in terms of day-to-day importance, and this role was sustained ... More


An overview of serotonin neurochemistry and neuroanatomy

Dennis L. Murphy

in 5-Hydroxytryptamine in Psychiatry: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192620118
eISBN:
9780191724725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192620118.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

In the past few years, the predominant focus of basic science and clinical investigations of serotonergic neurotransmission has been the many serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) receptors and their ... More


Neurochemistry of cutaneous nociceptors

Lawson Sally N.

in Neurobiology of Nociceptors

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523345
eISBN:
9780191724527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523345.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Nociceptive information, that is, information about potentially damaging stimuli, from the skin of the limbs and the trunk, is carried to the spinal cord by several types of nociceptive dorsal root ... More


Neurochemistry of Performance Monitoring

Markus Ullsperger

in Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016438
eISBN:
9780262298490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the neurochemistry of performance monitoring and presents an overview of the knowledge gathered in humans using pharmacological challenges and imaging genetics. It describes ... More


Identity and Consciousness

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Throughout Greg Egan's career, some of his strongest stories have focused on the theme of identity. This chapter first looks at stories that highlight how malleable our brains are in terms of our ... More


Why do we have Music as another Communication System?

Alan Harvey

in Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198786856
eISBN:
9780191838736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786856.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Language has played an essential role in recent human cognitive and cultural evolution, so why possess music as another communication system? Did the immediate ancestors of Homo sapiens possess a ... More


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