Karl H. Pribram

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it emphasizes the application of statistical methods to the small groups of variable data which are commonly available to the worker in biological fields. The first part of the book describes the theoretical bases of statistical interpretation , the dassic frequency distributions, and the relationships between variables. In the second part are discussed(More)
EEG was recorded monopolarly at frontal (F3, F4), central (C3, C4) and occipital (O1, O2) derivations during A-B-A conditions of waking rest, hypnosis (rest, arm immobilization, mosquito hallucination, hypnotic dream), and waking rest. Stringently screened on several measures of hypnotic susceptibility, 12 very low hypnotizable and 12 very highly(More)
Fifteen adults with chronic low back pain (M = 4 years), age 18 to 43 years (M = 29 years), participated. All but one were moderately to highly hypnotizable (M = 7.87; modified 11-point Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C [Weitzenhoffer & Hilgard, 1962]), and significantly reduced pain perception following hypnotic analgesia instructions during(More)
Maturation (1-21 yr) trajectories for quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) frequency spectra are presented for four regions of the human brain. The results show that all four regions exhibited discontinuous maturation rates: five stages were identified. The stages were synchronous across regions during the first 10 1/2 years of life. Thereafter, the(More)
A previously unexploited method of examining neural spike-trains was applied to data obtained from cells in the visual cortex. Distributions of interspike intervals recorded extracellularly from cat visual cortex under four conditions were analyzed. Stimuli were gratings differing in orientation and spatial frequency. The probability density function of(More)
Progress in science is reflected in a corresponding development of language. The vistas opened up by the microscope, the telescope, tomography and other sensing devices have resulted in the naming of new entities and processes. Quantum theory has led to the supersession of the classical atomic picture and one speaks in terms of tangled processes and(More)
Brain electrical potentials evoked by visual stimulation were analyzed to study the neurophysiological mechanism associated with hypnotic hallucination. The visual evoked responses of 6 highand 6 low-hypnotizable subjects were compared in three hypnotic conditions: stimulus enhancement. stimulus diminution, and stimulus elimination (obstructive(More)
Epstein (1974a, 1986) and McCall (1988; McCall, Meyers, Hartman, & Roche, 1983) presented discrepant findings regarding the presence ofstages in brain arid.&ognitive maturation, as described in Piagetian theory. This article questions whether their variables (e.g., skull circumference and global mental test scores) are appropriate indices from which to make(More)
The present study tested the theory that inferotemporal cortex integrates 1) distance information transmitted via superior colliculus-pulvinar afferents, with 2) form information transmitted via striate-prestriate cortex afferents (Gross, 1973a, 1973b). Monkeys were trained to choose the larger of two objects, independent of distance, to obtain a reward.(More)