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Protamine sulfate was found to consume large amounts of C selectively during preincubation with sera of individuals in the "acute phase". Marked depletion of C1, C4, and C2 with minimal, if any, depletion of C3-9, was observed. The consumption was time and temperature dependent, occurring most rapidly and extensively at 37 degrees C, 0.10 M relative salt(More)
In cats anaesthetized with sodium pentobarbital and 70% N2O, single lumbar dorsal horn neurons were excited by controlled noxious radiant heating of glabrous hindpaw skin. The EEG was recorded from the pericruciate cortex and posterior lateral gyrus. Subcortical forebrain sites where electrical stimulation inhibited dorsal horn neuronal heat-evoked(More)
The early research on an animal (cat) model and biological marker (visual evoked potential augmenting and reducing) of sensation seeking behavior is briefly described. Recent findings with selectively bred lines of rats show that (1) the relationship between sensation seeking behavior and augmenting vs. reducing is also present in the rat; (2) augmenting(More)
Human and cat high sensation seekers tend to show increasing amplitudes (augmenting) of the P1 and N1 components of the visual evoked potential (VEP) to increasing intensities of light flash, whereas low sensation seekers show VEP reducing. Roman high-avoidance (RHA) and Roman low-avoidance (RLA) rats have behavioral traits comparable to human and cat high(More)
Low frequency (6 pps) stimulation of ventral tegmental area (VTA) and nucleus accumbens (NA) produced EEG synchronization and suppressed attack behavior elicited by hypothalamic stimulation. Both quiet biting and affective attack with rage were suppressed. Autonomic and non-directed somatic motor components of the attack reaction were unaffected. High(More)
High- and low-sensation seeking behaviors in human and cat are shown to be correlated with visual evoked potential (VEP) augmenting and reducing, respectively. Demonstration of this relationship in RHA/Verh and RLA/Verh rats provides a heuristic animal model with which to investigate the physiological and genetic basis of this relationship. Recent work is(More)