Accession Number:

AD0685733

Title:

THE RETICULAR FORMATION. PART II. THE BIOLOGY OF THE RETICULAR FORMATION.

Descriptive Note:

Interim scientific rept. no. 3,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The paper describes and discusses a mode hypothesis for the performance of the reticular formation RF that postulates that the core of the RF is the structure that commits a vertebrate to one mode of behavior or another. If properly interpreted, the modes are mutually incompatible. In integrated, stable physiological pattern occurs for each mode. The paper discusses the definition of a mode, some relations between modes, and several elements involved in switching between modes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE