Accession Number : AD0715795

Title :   Programmed Control of Purposive Movement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 67-30 Sep 70,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pinneo,Lawrence R.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Mapping studies of the neuraxis from the caudal brain stem at the level of the spinal cord to the head of the caudate nucleus have revealed innumerable sites that, when stimulated electrically, are associated with both elementary and integrated movements. Instrumentation techniques were elaborated and refined to: Develop a ten-channel remote-control transmitter and receiver/stimulator for telemetric stimulation of any one of ten brain electrodes in a freely moving monkey; and Develop ten physiologic stimulators whose time of output pulses with respect to each other, pulse width, current intensity, and time-course of current is programmed by a Linc-8 computer. Several subprojects were carried out analyzing behavior for programmed brain stimulation, including perception, learning, level of arousal, and a brain prosthesis for motor deficits and blindness. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*BRAIN, MAPPING), (*MOTOR REACTIONS, CONTROL), INSTRUMENTATION, LABORATORY ANIMALS, MONKEYS, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), REMOTE CONTROL, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE