Inhibition of Evoked Potentials by Striatal Stimulation and Its Blockage by Strychnine

Science  29 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3596, pp. 1175-1176
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3596.1175


Brief stimulation of the basal ganglia in cats deeply anesthetized with chloralose produces a selective, prolonged inhibition of multisensory peripherally evoked potentials at different levels of the neuraxis without altering activity in primary sensory pathways. The inhibition is blocked by small amounts of strychnine, administered intravenously.