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Learning and memory systems

Heather Ashton

in Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The process of learning involves physical as well as functional changes in the brain. Yet there is no separate structure for memory, which resides to some degree in every living cell. In the central ... More


The physiology of the primordial emotion of thirst

Derek Denton

in The Primordial Emotions: The dawning of consciousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199203147
eISBN:
9780191695476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203147.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This chapter examines the neuroimages of the brain when the primal emotion of thirst invades the stream of consciousness. It describes the physical changes in the body that produce thirst, and the ... More


Wolves, Archaeologists, and the Origin of Dogs

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on archaeological research and its role in explaining the transformation from wolf to dog, addressing why this topic is controversial: the tendency to identify wolf remains found ... More


Introduction: Some General Remarks on Aristotle’s Physics I

Carlo Natali

in Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830993
eISBN:
9780191868948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830993.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Physics I is a well-constructed logos. It aims at knowledge of the principles of physical change: it establishes that there are such principles and determines what they are and how many. Even if the ... More


The Engram Revisited On the Elusive Permanence of Memory

Yadin Dudai

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter describes memory as involving the endurance of physical changes in the organism and focuses particularly on the term engram—introduced by Richard Semon to refer to such changes. Although ... More


Nine Months and Counting: Balancing Pregnancy and Professionalism

Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg

in Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944094
eISBN:
9780190944124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944094.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2 explores the foundations of working motherhood as women become pregnant and begin to negotiate professional and mothering roles as they disclose their pregnancies at work and prepare for ... More


Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Katerina Ierodiakonou, Paul Kalligas, and Vassilis Karasmanis (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830993
eISBN:
9780191868948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This volume of the ‘Symposium Aristotelicum’ constitutes a running commentary of the first book of Aristotle’s Physics, a central treatise of the Aristotelian corpus that aims at knowledge of the ... More


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