Single Unit Activity of Anterior Hypothalamus during Local Heating

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Science  25 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3478, pp. 560-561
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3478.560


There are heat-sensitive units in the anterior hypothalamus which respond with an increase of discharge frequency to a rise in hypothalamic temperature of less than 1°C. The increase of unit discharge occurred in advance of the onset of polypnea , and the unit has little phasic response or after discharge, and shows little adaptation.