Originally published in 1977, the objective of this book was to examine the mechanisms by which the multiple factors or determinants – homeostatic deficits, hormonal influences, circadian rhythms, experiential and cognitive factors – become translated by the central nervous system into thermoregulatory, feeding, sexual, aggressive, and other behaviours. A conceptual framework has been used that reflects relevant contributions from biology, regulatory physiology, physiological psychology, and other neuroscience disciplines. The final chapter deals with difficulties in brain-behaviour research in relation to experimental strategies and with crucial problems for future investigation.
Preface. 1. Introduction 2. Biological Foundations, Experimental Strategies, and Techniques for the Study of Motivated Behaviors 3. Thermoregulatory Behavior 4. Feeding Behavior 5. Drinking Behavior 6. Sexual Behavior Boris Gorzalka and Gordon Mogenson 7. Sleep and Waking 8. Brain Self-Stimulation Behavior E.T. Rolls and G.J. Mogenson 9. Emotional Behaviors 10. Problems and Strategies for Future Research. References. Glossary. Author Index. Subject Index.