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Richard S. Norman rnorman at umich.edu
Thu Mar 14 12:56:57 EST 2002

On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 18:06:30 +0100, CyberLegend aka Jure Sah
<jure.sah at guest.arnes.si> wrote:

>"Richard S. Norman" wrote:
>> The reason you don't find anything "new" is that the subject matter
>> you asked about (the "reptilian" brain) is an old idea.  If you want
>> new material, consult any recent neurobiology or physiological
>> psychology text on the brain stem, reticular system, basal ganglia
>> and extrapyramidal motor control.  Then add limbic system and
>> emotional states.  Finally add neocortex.  That should give you
>> the material you need to access the current primary literature.
>> It is hard to imagine how you could learn about any of this stuff
>> without rather invasive types of experiments that ultimately require
>> sacrificing the subject.  If that bothers you, then you had better
>> find a different subject matter to study!
>Perhaps I stated it in a strange way. I am trying to find some
>scientific foundations to a specific practical fenomena.
>I was looking for information regarding neurological research regarding
>instincts, access to large quantities of the detailed information from
>the research and a chance to inspire properly educated people with
>details of the specific practical fenomena.

Then what you want to start with is texts on behavioral biology or
behavioral neurobiology or animal behavior.  You can also search
for "instinctive behavior" on www.google.com for general types
of information or for the same (or related keywrods) on the US
National Library of Medicine (PubMed) at

Still, your request is far too general to be useful (that is why
I suggest books rather than research papers) and your
goal is certainly vague.  What constitutes "proper education"
and how can you "inspire" people about instincts? 

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