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May 1931

Die zentrale Abstimmung der Sehsphäre.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(5):1172-1173. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230050248019

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A patient with traumatic epilepsy had one type of attack at night and a slightly different type in the daytime. "It is possible in this patient to produce day attacks regularly by means of a subcutaneous injection of 0.03 cc. of cocaine, a drug that has an almost purely cortical point of attack in this concentration." By means of cardiazol, which, according to Schön, "has its point of attack in the region of the center producing sleep, night attacks were always produced... thus, one sees by analysis of the mechanism of this attack that the state of the visual sphere is regulated by that deep apparatus the function of which it is to preside over the periods of sleeping and waking."

Medinal, paraldehyde and atophanyl were administered to apparently normal persons to observe the effects produced on their dreams. "The dreams following the use of soluble barbital and paraldehyde were

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