Chemical Coding of Behavior in the Brain

@article{Miller1965ChemicalCO,
  title={Chemical Coding of Behavior in the Brain},
  author={Neal E. Miller},
  journal={Science},
  year={1965},
  volume={148},
  pages={328 - 338}
}
  • N. Miller
  • Published 16 April 1965
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Science
Distinctive patterns of behavior can be elicited by directly stimulating the brain with substances that are normally found in it, or with synthetic compounds resembling these substances. Recent research shows that the response elicited depends on both the site stimulated and the type of chemical used. Compounds of different classes, applied via the same cannula to exactly the same site in the brain, can elicit different kinds of behavior, or opposite effects on the same kind of behavior. This… 
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