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September 1958

Cortical and Rhinencephalic Electrical Potentials During Hypoglycemia

Author Affiliations

Galesburg, III.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(3):314-320. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340090050006

Observations on EEG changes during insulin hypoglycemia were initiated by Hoagland et al.,1 who noted the disappearance of alpha waves in schizophrenics subjected to insulin hypoglycemic treatment. Himwich and associates2 found that the disappearance of the alpha waves occurred at the time the patient loses environmental contact. In a series of observations on dogs, Hoagland and co-workers3 reported that subcortical waves continued after the cortical undulations had disappeared. Differences between cortical and subcortical electrical activity in hypoglycemic rabbits have also been disclosed in the work of Tokizane and Sawyer,4 who observed seizure patterns in subcortical areas, i. e., amygdala and hippocampus, when the cortical recordings were devoid of such hyperactivity. Further analysis of the differential cortical and subcortical electrical potentials of cats made by Fernández and Brenman5 revealed that the auditory cortex retained the evoked response to the click stimulus even in very pronounced hypoglycemia,

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