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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2012 Nov-Dec;62(6):664-80.

[Neurotransmitter mechanisms of context-dependent behavior].

[Article in Russian]


The influence of context on behavioral choice is well known. Context can refer to behavioral state of an animal and to external factors such as season, presence of other individuals or food availability. How external and internal factors influencing decision-making are translated at the cellular level? I review the recent neuroethological data that strongly suggest that context reflects in content of neuroactive substances (neurotransmitters, modulators, hormones) that present in the extraneuronal milieu, while heterochemical neuronal microenvironment in its turn impacts motor program selection.

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