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November 1961

Electrical Studies on the Unanesthetized Brain: A Symposium with 49 Participants.

Arch Neurol. 1961;5(5):578. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450170116017

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Electrical Studies on the Unanesthetized Brain presents the results of what are, for the most part, pioneering investigations by the pioneers themselves. The observation that there are subcortical discharges in the epileptic patient which never present at a cortical level and are not picked up by extracranial or surface electrography points up the importance of subcortical study in seizure patients. The demonstration of a cerebral mechanism capable of producing pulmonary edema, of importance to the clinical neurologist and neurosurgeon, came about as a result of investigative work in the field of subcortical stimulation. It is to be hoped that this book will lead to a fuller understanding of the conditioning of reflexes, especially reflex self-stimulation, and of behavioral patterns, particularly emotional and seizure activity.

Other aspects of the electrical studies presented include precise descriptions of surgical techniques used on both animal and man and of detailed experimental protocols. The discussions

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