Karen Gannon

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Rats deprived of food for 23 hr were given unconstrained access to food for 1 hr following the completion of a lever-press requirement. Four experimental subjects were each tested for 7 sessions in each of a series of lever-press requirement conditions (1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 200) with a free access condition before and after this series, and with a(More)
The sleep onset process (SOP) is a dynamic process correlated with a multitude of behavioral and physiological markers. A principled analysis of the SOP can serve as a foundation for answering questions of fundamental importance in basic neuroscience and sleep medicine. Unfortunately, current methods for analyzing the SOP fail to account for the(More)
Four non-deprived female rats were required to run in a wheel to obtain 20 min unconstrained access to a saccharin and sucrose solution. Each was run in a series of conditions in which the requirement was a proportion (0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 1.25 and 1.5) of the amount of running performed in a condition in which the wheel alone was available. A condition in which(More)
Four non-deprived rats received daily sessions of 20 min access to a saccharin-and-sucrose solution following various prior activities, in an attempt to disentangle the normally confounded roles of time spent, amount and rate of procurement responding in causing an increase in consumption once access is gained. After the normal rate of running (approx 35(More)
Four rats, 22.5 hr deprived of water, were tested in 3 conditions, in which they were required to run zero, 5 or 300 one-sixth revolutions in a wheel to gain 30 min access to water in a drinking tube. The number of licks performed in the 30 min increased monotonically with the procurement cost, and was 20% greater following the larger cost than when there(More)
PURPOSE Treatment-emergent central sleep apnea (TECSA), also called complex apnea, occurs in 5%-15% of sleep apnea patients during positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, but the clinical predictors are not well understood. The goal of this study was to explore possible predictors in a clinical sleep laboratory cohort, which may highlight those at risk(More)
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