Accession Number : AD0820745

Title :   SPEECH, CONSCIOUSNESS AND BEHAVIOR. INTRACEREBRAL ELECTROGRAPHIC STUDIES IN THE HUMAN BRAIN.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun 66-May 67,

Corporate Author : GAUSTAD HOSPITAL OSLO (NORWAY) EEG RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sem-Jacobsen, C. W.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Six patients have been treated and studied with depth-electrographic technique. From these studies it is evident that arrest of speech with agraphia in right handed patients is a mechanism represented both in the right and left hemisphere. Earlier it has only been demonstrated as a contralateral function. The study of response to electrical stimulation has revealed the existence of a number of functional systems such as speech, consciousness, mood, cardiovascular changes and motor phenomena. The analysis of the interrelationships between these systems has revealed a functional association. A close relationship is found between consciousness, cardiovascular and vegetative phenomena. A similar close relationship is found between the somatosensory and motor functions. In contrast to the close association between these groups of responses, is the nearly complete independence of the changes in mood. Speech, on the other hand appears to be associated with most of the functional groups as it would be expected from man's main form of communication used to express sensations and feelings as well as opinions and memories. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY), (*SPEECH, ATTENTION, BEHAVIOR, NORWAY, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), BRAIN, HUMANS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE