Accession Number : AD0725322

Title :   Study of the Peculiarities of the Thalamus and Cortical Recruitment Reaction (K Voprosu ob Osobennostyakh Talamo-Korkovoi Reaktsii Vovlecheniya),

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Fanardzhyan,V. V.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A review of the literature concerning the functional organization of the unspecific thalamo-cortical projection system is presented. Certain characteristic properties of the recruitment reaction are analyzed. Results of personal investigations concerning the mechanism of the electrotonic distribution of recruitment potentials are reported. It is demonstrated that the latter part is taken to be a true phenomenon of recruitment. Data, allowing the differentiation between these two effects are cited. According to the author one has no right to speak about recruit phenomena only on a basis of its monopolar study. The creation of a powerful electrical field, detectable at a considerable distance, through the stimulation of subcortical structures, is proposed as an explanation of the mechanism of the physical distribution of potentials of the recruit reaction. The generation, by these structures, of discharges of high voltage, enables their registration independent of their synaptic conduction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THALAMUS, *ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), (*CEREBRAL CORTEX, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), PHYSIOLOGY, BRAIN, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), NERVE CELLS, USSR

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE