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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 1998 Jul-Aug;48(4):581-90.

[The motivational dominant and goal-directed behavior].

[Article in Russian]

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Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.


The experimental studies of motivational dominants of thirst and hunger and "polarization" motor dominant as well as the analysis of formation of the I- and II-type conditioned responses lead to the conclusion that discontinuation of a motivational dominant plays a key role in goal-directed behavior. The activation of backward connections between corresponding centers forms the basis for realization of goal-directed behavior.

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