Further Studies of Orientational and Postural Mechanisms in a Model Neural System.
Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 75-31 Jan 76,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV MEDICAL CENTER NEW ORLEANS DEPT OF ANATOMY
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Brain stimulation experiments have been conducted in both anesthetized and unanesthetized free-swimming sharks maintained in artificial seawater. Chronic electrode implantation and stimulation was carried of using previously standardized techniques. Evoked responses were videotaped for later slow motion analyses. Histological confirmation of stimulation site location is being completed. These experiments have demonstrated that interest behavior responses can be evoked in the shark, and that continued studies of this type should lead to a much better understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying shark behavior and to development of an understanding of the neural control mechanisms in spatial orientation which should be applicable to human operator systems. Author
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