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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD). In spite of proven therapeutic success, the mechanism underlying the benefits of DBS has not been resolved. A multiple-channel single-unit recording technique was used in the present study to investigate basal ganglia (BG) neural responses(More)
The present study was designed to examine the possible differential roles of the medial and lateral pain systems in pain perception. We used a microwire array recording technique to record the pain-evoked neural activity of multiple neurons in freely moving rats. Noxious radiant heat was delivered to either hind-paw in a randomized order. A total of 256(More)
It is well accepted that peripheral electrical stimulation (PES) can produce an analgesic effect in patients with acute and chronic pain. However, the neural basis underlying stimulation-induced analgesia remains unclear. In the present study, we examined the pain-related neural activity modified by peripheral stimulation in rats. The stimulation frequency(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used to treat a variety of neurological disorders including epilepsy. However, we have limited knowledge about effective target areas, optimal stimulation parameters, and long-term effect of DBS on epileptic seizures. Here we examined the effects of DBS of the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr) on amygdala-kindled(More)
Although formalin-induced activity in primary afferent fibers and spinal dorsal horn is well described, the forebrain neural basis underlying each phase of behavior in formalin test has not yet been clarified. The present study was designed to investigate the cortical and thalamic neuronal responses and interactions among forebrain areas during different(More)
We used a multiple channel, single unit recording technique to investigate the neural activity in different corticolimbic and basal ganglia regions in freely moving rats before and during generalized amygdala kindled seizures. Neural activity was recorded simultaneously in the sensorimotor cortex (Ctx), hippocampus, amygdala, substantia nigra pars(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the analgesia-related modulation of electroencephalographic activities by transcutaneous electric acupoint stimulation (EAS). METHODS In 15 healthy human beings, 64-channel electroencephalogram was recorded and power spectrum analysis was employed before, during and after EAS. Non-acupoint electric stimulation was used as control.(More)
This study investigated the influence of electrical stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) on motor impairment induced by unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesions in the medial forebrain bundle. Rats were trained to walk on a treadmill and then implanted with microelectrode arrays in and near the STN. The neurotoxin 6-OHDA was injected into the(More)
Frequency information of the environment is an important feature for sensory perception. It has been demonstrated that cortical and thalamic neurons exhibited frequency-specific responses to peripheral stimulation. In the present study, we investigated the effects of 1-100 Hz peripheral electrical stimulations on various thalamic and cortical areas in awake(More)
Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon and processed in a neural network. The supraspinal, brain mechanisms are increasingly recognized in playing a major role in the representation and modulation of pain. The aim of the current study is to investigate the functional interactions between cortex and thalamus during nociceptive processing, by observing the(More)