Neurotransmitter Mechanisms of Context-Dependent Behavior

D'yakonova, V.
March 2014
Neuroscience & Behavioral Physiology;Mar2014, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p256
Academic Journal
Behavioral choice is known to depend on context, i.e., a variety of internal and external factors: previous experience, behavioral state, presence of food, etc. How is the totality of factors determining behavioral choice translated at the cellular level? This review presents neuroethological data providing evidence that context is expressed at the neurological level in terms of the composition of neuroactive molecules in the extracellular milieu, controlling the functioning of the corresponding neuron ensembles.


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