RELATION BETWEEN BRAIN STEM AND ELECTROCORTICAL ACTIVITY.
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GENOA UNIV (ITALY) CLINICA NEUROCHIRURGICA
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Results are summarized of research on the relations between brain stem, electrocortical activity and level of consciousness. The findings are subdivided into seven groups. The body of the research was performed in man the relation between EEG patterns and depth of sleep, the relation between cerebral potentials evoked by visual stimuli, EEG patterns and degree of awareness, and the electrocortical and behavioral effect of selective barbiturization of the brain stem and frontal brain were studied. Experimental research was performed in the rabbit to check some of the observations made in man. Other experiments were made in cats to study the sleep inducing effect of electrical stimulation of the cerebral cortex and the influence of the different phases of sleep on the EEG epileptic activity. Finally, the mode of action of a new analgesic drug was experimentally analyzed in the rabbit. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology