Behavioural hierarchies

@article{Davis1979BehaviouralH,
  title={Behavioural hierarchies},
  author={W. Davis},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={1979},
  volume={2},
  pages={5-7}
}
  • W. Davis
  • Published 1979
  • Trends in Neurosciences
Sir Charles Sherrington, the founding father of the modern neurosciences, recognized that certain spinal reflexes are prepotent over others. That is, when the sensory stimuli for two reflexes are delivered together, the prepotent reflex predominates in the response, resulting in the 'singleness of action' that Sherrington considered the cornerstone of coordinated behaviour is. Ethologists have since demonstrated that singleness of action also governs the integrated behaviour of whole organisms… Expand

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