Accession Number : AD0607374

Title :   ATTENTION, HABITUATION AND CONDITIONING AS RELATED TO THE BRAIN WAVES.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. for 1 May 60-30 Apr 64,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY) INSTITUTO DE NEUROLOGIA

Personal Author(s) : Garcia-Austt,Elio ; Bogacz,Jaime ; Vanzulli,Adela ; Handler,Pablo

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The primary aim of the research program was to obtain an objective appreciation of the time pattern of attention, habituation and other forms of learning in man. The second aim was to study the mechanism of this sensory control. Two possibilities, which do not exclude each other, were suggested: (1) a direct inhibitory action upon the specific pathways from the receptor up to the cerebral cortex, and (2) an indirect centrifugal action through the muscular mechanism regulating the energy of the stimulus. It was proposed to determine the role of the pupillary and ocular muscles in visual evoked response changes.

Descriptors :   (*SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY), ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY), (*ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*LEARNING, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY), BRAIN, AUDITORY SIGNALS, VISUAL SIGNALS, NERVOUS SYSTEM, PHYSIOLOGY, PERCEPTION, REFLEXES, ATTENTION, SLEEP, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), EYE, EAR, CEREBRAL CORTEX, GUINEA PIGS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE