Accession Number : AD0692982

Title :   AUTONOMIC RESPONSE TO AUDITORY STIMULATION DURING SLEEP.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct-Dec 67,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : McKenzie,Richard E.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Physiologic data were collected in experiments to determine the extent to which autonomic responses can be evoked in sleeping subjects. The results indicate that no autonomic arousal occurs during sleep in response to verbal stimuli in the form of conditioned nonsense words. Low-level auditory stimulation does produce a generalized effect by altering sleep depth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), (*SLEEP, AUDITORY SIGNALS), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), HEARING, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE