Fifty years in learning and behavior: a neuroscience analytical listening review
  • Elisabetta Baldi,
  • Corrado Bucherelli,

This bibliographic material is patrimony of our Laboratory of the Behavior Physiology. This research unit originated in 1972 by will of Aldo Giachetti (until 1990) and with the beginning of the activity of Corrado Bucherelli. In the early 1980s, with Carlo Ambrogi Lorenzini (until 2004), the cataloging became more capillary and systematic, to continue to this day. All the researchers who worked in our laboratory contributed to this collection (Giovanna Tassoni 1986-2000, Benedetto Sacchetti 1996-2002 and Elisabetta Baldi from 1991). The study of learning, memory and behavior requires to follow a broad spectrum of neuroscience topics, ranging from neuronal biochemistry to neuropsychology. The Authors’ idea of publishing this collection comes from believing that a such website, though not exhaustive, might be a useful and targeted tool for the selection of bibliographic material in the field of behavioral neuroscience. The bibliographic references present at the publication (29500), accompanied by a brief comment highlighting the contents, are organized in relation to the topics (represented by the 99 themes) constituting the publication itself. The intersection of several references will point out the topics that represent them simultaneously. Concerning neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, references to agonists, antagonists or molecules interfering with the activity of these synapses have been inserted in the pages of the implicated neurotransmitter (e.g. acetylcholine). The pages including topics that could have been dealt with separately (e.g. active and passive avoidance) are introduced by a short explanatory note. The comment of each publication highlights the animal species used. Each comment is intended to indicate the content rather than the experimental results of paper. This choice comes from wanting to provide the reader with a more objective and less speculative comment.

+ Show more

Elisabetta Baldi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1808-3097

Corrado Bucherelli

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1176-8598

Elisabetta Baldi is graduated in Biological Sciences and has achieved Ph.D. in Physiology. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine at the University of Florence. Physiology professor at various degree courses at the University of Florence. The scientific activity is represented by papers published in international journals and contributions to national and international congresses; she also contributed to chapters of books. The research activity focuses mainly on the analysis of animal behavior, particularly in the study of conditioned reflexes and neural correlates of learning and memory in the rat. These studies are carried out combining behavioral methods (aversive conditioning) and neurophysiological interventions (functional ablation, intracranial injection of pharmacologically active compounds). Research topics are as follows: 1) research on spontaneous and conditioned rat activity; 2) analysis of the role of different brain sites in the memorization of conditioned responses in the rat; 3) effects of particular food regimens on cerebral plasticity and aging in the rat.

Corrado Bucherelli is graduated in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology. He has achieved the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Physiology. He is Associate Professor of Physiology at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine at the University of Florence. He was visiting scientist at the Institute of Physiology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague in the laboratory of “Neurophysiology of Learning and Memory” directed by Dr. Jan Bures. His scientific activity has focused on animal behavior in rat, particularly in the study of conditioned reflexes and central nervous system structures involved in learning and memory mechanisms, but he has also conducted research on psychophysics in humans. The results of his research have been carried out at national and international congresses and published in international journals. He also co-authored chapters of books.
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • eISBN: 978-88-6453-638-5
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2017 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2017
  • eISBN: 978-88-9273-352-7
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2017 Author(s)

Bibliographic Information

Book Title


Book Subtitle

Fifty years in learning and behavior: a neuroscience analytical listening review


Elisabetta Baldi, Corrado Bucherelli

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year


Copyright Information

© 2017 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY 4.0

Metadata License

CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press



eISBN (web)


eISBN (xml)


Series Title



Page Views

Export Citation
Suggested Books


Open Access Books

in the Catalogue


Book Chapters





from 820 Research Institutions

of 63 Nations


scientific boards

from 339 Research Institutions

of 43 Nations



from 343 Research Institutions

of 36 Nations