Accession Number : ADA183055

Title :   Interruption of Neural Function.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 81-May 85,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wachtel, Howard

PDF Url : ADA183055

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : Wide microwave pulses (1 to 10 milliseconds long) and pulse trains were applied to a variety of neural preparations including molluscan ganglia, isolated rat brain slices and intact mouse brain. While different forms of effect were observed in each case a dependence on the associated temperature rate of rise appears to be the underlying factor in all cases. Although temperature rise rates were significant, total temperature elevations were minimal and of a nondestractive nature. The neural modulatory effects we have seen may thus prove to be useful as a noninvasive means of inputting information into the brain. (author)

Descriptors :   *BRAIN, *RADIATION EFFECTS, *MICROWAVES, INTERRUPTION, NERVOUS SYSTEM, MICE, PULSE TRAINS, PULSES, GANGLIA, ISOLATION, RATS, PREPARATION, ELEVATION, TEMPERATURE, RADIOBIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE