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Thomas A. Ban
Neuropsychopharmacology in Historical Perspective
Education in the Field in the Post-Neuropsychopharmacology Era

Physiological patterns: A diagnostic test procedure based on the conditional reflex method
Bulletin 22

 

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            Thomas A. Ban and Leonard Levy: “Physiological patterns: A diagnostic test procedure based on the conditional reflex method” was first published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry, 1961; 2: 228-31. The paper was also included in Conditioning Techniques in Clinical Practice and Research, a volume edited by Cyril M. Franks, published in 1964, by Springer, in New York.

            The possible use of conditional reflex variables in the differentiation of psychiatric populations was discussed by Ban in his thesis, “The method of conditioning and its application to psychiatry,” presented in 1960 in order to fulfill requirements for a Diploma in Psychiatry from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was elaborated by him into a book, first published in 1964,entitled “Conditioning and Psychiatry” by Aldine in Chicago.

            “Physiological patterns: a diagnostic test procedure based on the conditional reflex method” was the first in a series of Ban’s publications in whichthe conditioning method was employed by him in psychiatric research.

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