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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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MIRANDA, Rodrigo Lopes; MASSIMI, Marina; HOFFMANN, Anette  and  CIRINO, Sérgio Dias. Brain and behavior: on the perspective of Miguel Covian and César Timo-Iaria. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.2, pp. 153-170. ISSN 2177-093X.

Historical studies of neuroscience in Brazil have focused on many aspects, including the relationship between brain and behavior. We present some notes on the concept of behavior, based on documents related to two Brazilian scientists identified as behavioral neuroscientists: Miguel Rolando Covian (1913-1992) and César Timo-Iaria (1925-2005). These neuroscientists used the concept of behavior in their debates about the connections between the nervous system and the environment. This use was influenced by physiological - especially neurophysiological - and experimental psychological studies. Describing and analyzing such documents and their authors, helps us to understand aspects of the history of neurosciences in Brazil during a period in which neuroscience was spreading rapidly in different countries.

Keywords : history of science; history of psychology; history of neurosciences; neurophysiology; experimental psychology.

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