Conditioning of Induced Electroencephalographic Sleep Patterns in the Cat

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Science  24 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3530, pp. 616-618
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3530.616


Stimulation of the basal forebrain synchronizing area of the cat induces the behavioral and electroencephalographic manifestations of sleep. By pairing such stimulation with a neutral auditory stimulus we were able to evoke electroencephalographic synchronization and sleep preparatory behavior to the presentation of a tone, and to temporal factors associated with the conditioning procedure.