This international Symposium on the biology of memory was held in the Biological Research Institute at Tihany, Lake Balaton in September 1969. The meeting covered nearly all biological aspects of recent research on elementary learning and memory storage. This complex approach proved to be fruitful: the lectures, discussions, as well as the the chairmen's con cluding remarks reflected the main problems of this most exciting, but rather controversial field of interdisciplinary research. The volume contains the thirty papers read at the Symposium, arranged in a different sequence than they had been presented during the four-day meeting. These changes made by the Editor were necessary in order to follow the logical succession of the different topics, rather than the chron ology of the lectures, which was inevitably influenced by the itineraries of some of thc participants from ahroad. Consequently the sequence of the concluding remarks had to be altered, too. The division of the book into six parts according to the different topics is tentative because of the mul tiple overlappings. The discussions of the lectures had to be digested, since the presentation of a complete record would have been difficult.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1971|
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Table of ContentsOpening address.- Welcoming address.- Section I Morphological background of memory processes.- Memory functions and the structural organization of the brain.- Functional control of nerve fibre connections.- Discussion.- Frontal lobe injury and memory functions.- Memory and brain stem function.- Concluding remarks.- Section II Mechanisms of marcromolecular storage.- Do specific biochemical correlates to iearning processes exist in brain cells?.- Discussion.- Disk electrophoretic analysis of soluble brain proteins in the brain of monkeys subjected to visual discrimination training.- Discussion.- Effect of hypophyseal peptides on memory functions in rats.- Discussion.- Recent learning demonstrations and some biochemical correlates in planarians and protozoans.- Discussion.- Endogenous biochemical changes during conditioning processes.- Concluding remarks.- Section III The “chemical transfer” problem.- Incubation effects in transfer of training in rats.- Discussion.- Chemical nature of the transfer factors; RNA or protein?.- Discussion.- Transfer of behavioural bias and learning enhancement: A critique of specificity experiments.- Discussion.- Membrance specificity and memory transfer. The fate of 3H-leucine-labelled homogenates injected intraperitoneally into rats.- Effects of trained brain extracts on behaviour.- Discussion.- Chemical transfer of colour and taste discrimination in goldfish (Carassius auratus).- Discussion.- Effect of brain extracts on the fixation of experience in the rat spinal cord.- Discussion.- The memory transfer effect: an unspecific phenomenon?.- Discussion.- Concluding remarks.- Section IV The role of transmitter substances in learning and retention.- The role of biogenic amines in memory consolidation.- Discussion.- Cholinergic brain mechanisms and memory.- Discussion.- A psychopharmacological approach to a possible synaptic memory mechanism.- Discussion.- Concluding remarks.- Section V Electrophysiological concomitants of elementary learning.- Data on the mechanism of the acoustic habituation.- Discussion.- Habituation and memory.- Discussion.- On neurophysiological mechanisms of short-term memory.- Discussion.- Hypersynchrony and learning.- Discussion.- Quantitative aspects of delayed conditional evoked potentials.- onditioned evoked potential a trace of learning in man.- The role of temporal patterns in learning and retention.- Discussion.- The evoked potentials of differential inhibitory stimulus.- Discussion.- Concluding remarks.- Section VI Theoretical biology and memory.- Possible molecular mechanisms of information storage in the long-term memory.- Discussion.- A new neuronal model with distributed memory.- Concluding remarks.