Inspired by Carlos Beyer’s 50 years of pioneering research and influence on his students and colleagues, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology builds upon Beyer’s fundamental discoveries and concepts as well as their widespread implications. It presents original research and reviews on mechanisms — genomic and non-genomic — of steroid and protein hormone action; the role of steroid metabolism, especially aromatization, protein phosphorylation, and neurotransmitter action in mediating reproductive behavior and sexual differentiation; and brain and spinal cord mechanisms in sexual behavior and analgesia.
This book presents a rich diversity of topics — lactation, maternal behavior, pheromone action, chronobiology, allodynia, angiogenesis, prostate physiology, sexual motivation, and specific brain systems, including vomeronasal system, cerebellum, preoptic area, hypothalamus, and spinal cord. This book brings together, in one source, an international "family" of researchers whose work has evolved in diverse but related ways from a seminal set of discoveries and concepts in behavioral neuroendocrinology.
NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. Pioneering Studies on the Effects of Steroid Hormone Metabolism on the Brain and Behavior. Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Role of the Medial Preoptic Area in Rabbits: Recollections of Collaboration with Carlos Beyer. Hormonal Regulation of the Copulatory Motor Pattern in Mammals. Neuronal and Neurochemical Correlates of Copulatory Motor Patterns in Male Rats. Male Sexual Satiety and the Coolidge Effect in Rats: Relation between Behavioral and Seminal Parameters. The Sexual Cerebellum. Intracellular Signaling Involved in Progestin Regulation of Female Sexual Behavior in Rodents. The Delicate Line between "Wanting" (Desire) and "Liking" (Reward) Sexual Behavior. NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY OF MATERNAL BEHAVIOR…AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. The Rabbit Doe as a Model of Neuroendocrine Synchronization. The Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus Cuniculus) as a Model Animal: From Reproductive Neurobiology to Developmental Psychobiology. A View of Rabbit Maternal Behavior from the Perspectives of Complex Systems and Chronostasis. Multisignaling Approach to the Study of Sexual Differentiation of Brain and Behavior in Mammals. Ubiquitous Modulators of Brain Activity: GABA and Carlos Beyer-Flores, PhD. NEUROENDOCRINE INSIGHTS TOWARD DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS. From Reproductive Neuroendocrinology and Lactation to Vasoinhibins and Angiogenesis. Neuroendocrine and Molecular Aspects of the Physiology and Pathology of the Prostate. From Sexual Behavior to Analgesia to an Antinociceptive Agent: Glycinamide. EPILOGUE. How Carlos Beyer Influenced our Lives. Photo Gallery.