The Hypothalamus And The Temporal Organization Of Behavior

The hypothalamus has long been recognized as an important integrative area for the regulatory control of behavioral state and the temporal organization of behavior. Early evidence from lesion and stimulation paradigms implicated regions of the hypothalamus in the control of sleep and other rhythmic aspects of behavior and physiology. However, identification of the specific circuitry through which the hypothalamus coordinates internal homeostatic function with sensory stimuli of the environment only occurred with the advent of technical advances that permitted the identification and functional dissection of populations of hypothalamic neurons. Today, our knowledge of the neural systems that exert regulatory influence over these functions is far more precise, and in some instances the molecular mechanisms that contribute to this control are beginning to be unraveled. The following sections review the functional organization of hypothalamic systems that participate in the control of rhythmic functions, sleep, and arousal.

Understanding And Treating Autism

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Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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