Simple Technique for Study of Cortical Arousal Response

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Science  14 Oct 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3433, pp. 1017
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3433.1017


A new method is described for eliciting a stable spindle burst response after the production of unilateral lesions in the reticular formation of the cat. This permits quantifying the effects of stimulation of the reticular activating system, either electrically or by injection of epinephrine, on the cortical arousal response.