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August 1958

Hypothalamus und Thalamus

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(2):196-197. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340080066016

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This atlas of documentary pictures with both German and English legends represents a succinct recapitulation of the investigations on the diencephalon conducted by Hess and his co-workers in the Physiological Institute of Zürich between 1924 and 1951. The accompanying text also is in both German and English.

The work was done on cats. The results of electrical stimulation and ablation are recorded by means of excellent photographs of the experimental animal. The site of the lesion is clearly indicated in sections of the brain, which are well oriented in key illustrations.

The book is divided into six sections, as follows:

  • The introduction, which contains key illustrations to the anatomy of the cat's brain, designed so that they can be used by other investigators.

  • Discussion of the autonomic effects and auxiliary somatomotor functions noted in the experiments. Observations are recorded on the following phenomena: pupillary reactions, panting, sniffing, rhythmic licking movements,

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