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Author Pfaff, Donald W., 1939-
Title Drive : neurobiological and molecular mechanisms of sexual motivation / Donald W. Pfaff.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1999]

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Author Pfaff, Donald W., 1939-
Series Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience series.
Subject Sex (Biology)
Sexual excitement.
Gonadal Steroid Hormones -- physiology.
Gonadal Steroid Hormones -- genetics.
Libido -- physiology.
Sexual Behavior, Animal -- physiology.
Sexual Behavior -- physiology.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Note "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-302) and index.
Contents I. Features of drive. Questions and arguments. A. Neuroanatomy of drive. B. Genes in the nervous system controlling behavior. C. Biological axioms: a harmony of mechanisms satisfy biological requirements. D. Libido: humans as animals. E. More global effects of hormones on behavior. Slaves of love? A. Hierarchies of drive. II. Findings and proofs. Tropisms. A. Jacques Loeb's tropisms. B. Scorpions. C. Flies. D. Fish. Concept of drive. A. Logical need for motivational concepts. B. Criteria for proof (illustrated). C. Two-component theory of drive. Hormone-controlled drives. A. Sex hormone effects in animals and humans.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585124019 (electronic bk.)
9780585124018 (electronic bk.)
0262161842 (hc ; alk. paper)
0262661470 (pb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44963864
Additional Format Print version: Pfaff, Donald W., 1939- Drive. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999 0262161842 (DLC) 98043055 (OCoLC)39811638
Table of Contents
IIntroduction: Features of Drive1
 1Questions and Arguments3
  ANeuroanatomy of Drive4
  BGenes in the Nervous System Controlling Behavior10
  CBiological Axioms: A Harmony of Mechanisms Satisfy Biological Requirements12
  DLibido: Humans as Animals13
  EMore Global Effects of Hormones on Behavior13
 2Slaves of Love?17
  AHierarchies of Drive18
IIFindings and Proofs25
  AJacques Loeb's Tropisms28
 4The Concept of Drive35
  ALogical Need for Motivational Concepts36
  BCriteria for Proof (Illustrated)36
  CTwo-Component Theory of Drive40
 5Hormone-Controlled Drives47
  ASex Hormone Effects in Animals and Humans48
  BPrinciples of Hormone Actions on Behavior51
  CHormone-Sensitive Neurons in the Brains of Vertebrates59
  DSex Differences72
 6Neural Explanation of Hormone-Controlled Drive77
  AA Neural Circuit for a Mammalian Mating Behavior78
  BOrchestration of External and Internal Influences on Biologically Appropriate Reproduction, Using the Circuit100
  CEnvironmental Limitations on the Circuit that Satisfy Biological Axioms110
 7Genetic Influences on Hormone-Controlled Drive123
  ASex Hormone Effects on Genes in the Brain123
  BInfluences of Genes on Behavior148
  CSex Differences as Examples of Genetic Effects162
  AFreud and Libido167
  BCan Studies of Libido Help to Approach One Component of the Mind-Body Problem?169
  CBiological Domains Related to Libido and Conserved from Animal Brains to Human Brains and Behavior170
 9From Molecular and Neural Fact to Behavioral Explanation189
  ADrive, Motivation189
IIIBeyond Sex: Global Actions of Hormones on Brain201
 10Affiliation versus Aggression: Oxytocin versus Vasopression203
  BMolecular Biology208
  CComparisons to Another Neuropeptide: Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone214
  DDifferent Neuroanatomical Systems for Different Drives220
 11Reproductive Hormones, Neuronal Growth, and Cognition223
  AEstrogen-Stimulated Growth of Nerve Cells224
  BHormones and Neuronal Repair234
  CImplications for Cognitive Functions236
  DHormone Effects on Mood and Anxiety240

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