Pfaff, D. Estrogens and brain function
Donald W. Pfaff. Estrogens and brain function: neural analysis of a hormone-controlled mammalian reproductive behavior
By integrating a vast array of empirical findings, this book advances the frontier of knowledge about estrogen’s effects on nerve cells and behavior. Systematically examining the effects of estrogen on the neural circuitry underlying reproductive behavior, the author uses electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neuroendocrine experimental techniques to develop a complete analysis of the mechanisms for essential mammalian mating behavior.
Based on an extensive research program, Estrogens and Brain Function traces the pathways that control lordosis behavior. This book also describes the anatomical basis of hormonal accumulations in the brain and illustrates how these hormones alter neural circuits. Both the methods and the results delineated here promise to have an important impact on future investigations of brain mechanisms of mental and behavioral states.
mammals, brain, reproduction, estrogens, posture
The Rockefeller University, "Pfaff, D. Estrogens and brain function" (1980). RU Authors. 149.