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Stochastic resonance (SR) is a phenomenon in which the response of a non-linear system to a weak input signal is optimized by the presence of noise. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the experimental occurrence of SR in electroencephalographic (EEG) activity elicited by mechanical tactile stimuli. Our experiments show that EEG responses evoked by(More)
Internal stochastic resonance is a phenomenon in which the coherence of a non-linear system is enhanced by the presence of a particular, non-zero level of noise generated by internal or external sources without a periodic input signal. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the experimental occurrence of internal stochastic resonance in the coherence(More)
Simultaneous recordings of cortical evoked potentials in the posterior sigmoid gyrus, and spontaneous negative cord dorsum potentials (CDPs) of the L6 lumbar spinal segment, were made in the anaesthetised cat. The electrodes were positioned in cortical and spinal somatosensory regions where the largest spontaneous and evoked negative potentials were(More)
Stochastic resonance (SR) is commonly understood to be the enhancement, by noise, of the response of a system to a weak input signal. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the occurrence of SR in spinal and cortical evoked field potentials (EFPs) elicited by periodic tactile stimuli in the anesthetized cat. The electrodes were positioned in spinal and(More)
Harper [D.W. Harper, Signal detection analysis of effect of white noise intensity on sensitivity to visual flicker, Percept. Mot. Skills 48 (1979) 791-798] demonstrated that the visual flicker sensitivity was an inverted U-like function of the intensity of different levels of auditory noise from 50 to 90dB (SPL), without concomitant changes in the response(More)
A previous study has shown that lumbar spontaneous cord dorsum potentials (CDPs) are produced by background activity of a neuronal ensemble located in the dorsal horn. Here, the effects produced by intravenous application of the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor L-N(G)-nitro arginine (L-NOARG, 100 microg/kg) and of the nitric oxide donor(More)
Women with a family history of breast cancer (FHBC) are at increased risk for developing this disease. In this study, we have investigated the differences between two groups of women; those with family history of breast cancer (N=42) and women at population risk (N=42) in a Spanish cohort. Questionnaires assessed distress, perception of breast cancer risk,(More)
The effect of para-fluorophenylalanine (PFP) on the production of trisomic plants of Agave tequilana Weber var. Azul produced through somatic embryogenesis was investigated. Normal diploid plants with 2n = 2x = 60 were obtained in the control treatment and with 4 mg L−1 PFP exposure, while use of 8 and 12 mg L−1 PFP led to production of trisomics with 2n =(More)
Numerous papers have reported that Pterois volitans and Pterois miles have invaded the Western Atlantic. Identification of Petrois sp. has been based in morphological differences. However, given their similarities, these are not enough to differentiate both species with certainty. Identifying these species by biological analysis faces difficulties because(More)