K. D. Macdonald

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Oscillatory activity in excess of several hundred hertz has been observed in somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) recorded in both humans and animals and is attracting increasing interest regarding its role in brain function. Currently, however, little is known about the cellular events underlying these oscillations. The present study employed simultaneous(More)
Perhaps the most widely recognized but least understood electrophysiological activity of the cerebral cortex is its characteristic electrical oscillations. Recently, there have been efforts to understand the mechanisms underlying high-frequency gamma oscillations(approximately 40 Hz) because they may coordinate sensory processing between populations of(More)
Three strains ofPenicillium chrysogenum selected for high penicillin yield and of independent lineage were marked with suitable genetical characters prior to the synthesis of several heterozygous diploids. These parental strains had domestic codes, C, D and Y. Two diploids, between differently labelled mutants of strain C and Y, produced similar amounts of(More)
Several heterozygous diploids were made between genetically labelled derivatives of two strains ofPenicillium chrysogenum which produced relatively large amounts of penicillin and were of divergent lineage. The derivatives were labelled with spore colour and nutritional mutations. The diploids, although uniform in having wild type spore colour and being(More)
Electrical stimulation of the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN; 0.5-s trains of 500-Hz 0.5-ms pulses at 5-10 microA) evokes focal oscillations of cortical electrical potentials in the gamma frequency band ( approximately 35-55 Hz). These evoked oscillations are specific to either the somatosensory or auditory cortex and to subregions of the cortical(More)