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Single neuron activity in cat gigantocellular tegmental field: selectivity of discharge in desynchronized sleep.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5133450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ratios of discharge rates in desynchronized sleep to those in waking and synchronized sleep of gigantocellular neurons are five to ten times higher than are those of neurons in adjacent tegmental fields and 25 to 30 times higher than in other brain sites. This marked concentration of activity in desynchronized sleep is compatible with an active roie of gigantocellular neurons in the generation of this sleep phase.
R W McCarley; J A Hobson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  174     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1971 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1972-03-16     Completed Date:  1972-03-16     Revised Date:  2011-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1250-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials*
Cerebral Cortex / physiology
Electrodes, Implanted
Mesencephalon / physiology*
Neurons / physiology*
Pons / physiology
Purkinje Cells / physiology
Tegmentum Mesencephali / cytology,  physiology

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