Clinical Neuroscience

Principal stages in studying the problem of physiological mechanisms of mental activity in man

N. P. Bechtereva1, A. Tchernysheva1

DECEMBER 01, 1968

Clinical Neuroscience - 1968;21(12)

Much of what happens in the brain during mental activity - especially in the most complex living tissue, the human brain - is still unclear. A major merit of the Pavlovian school is the elucidation of the physiological mechanisms that determine the diverse manifestations of the probable brain anatomofunctional schema of conditioned reflex activity, shedding light on the trait-, environment- and organism-dependent specificities of these mechanisms. An attempt has been made to adapt the conditional reflex methodology to humans in order to study higher nervous activity.

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  1. Institute for Experimental Medicine Acad. Med. Sci. USSR., Leningrad

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