Midbrain Reticular Influences upon Single Neurons in Lateral Geniculate Nucleus

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Science  25 Jan 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3552, pp. 343-344
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3552.343


The effect of electrical stimulation of the midbrain reticular formation upon patterns of discharge of single lateral geniculate neurons was studied. Data were processed by means of a 256-channel scaler analyzer. The rate of spontaneous discharge of geniculate neurons was raised by electrical stimulation of the reticular formation and their ability to respond to intermittent light was enhanced.

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