Luigi Pier

Learn More
BACKGROUND In addition to its horizontal layers, primate striate cortex has a vertical modular organization. Among the vertical modules are histochemically defined areas of high and low cytochrome oxidase labeling in the supragranular layers, referred to, respectively, as blobs and interblobs. Cytochrome c oxidase (CO) blobs and interblobs differ in their(More)
Acknowledgments I feel tremendously lucky to have Prof. Martin Vetterli and Dr. Lo¨ıc Baboulaz as my two advisors. " A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step " is a Chinese quotation from Laozi, which Martin mentioned to me multiple times to guide my research. Martin, thank you so much for your support and enormous patience. Your methodology(More)
blood flow and temperature underlie the increase in preoptic-hypothalamic temperature during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in several mammalian species. 1 Particularly relevant to the mechanism of such a temperature increase are the effects on preoptic-hypothalamic temperature of short-lasting (≤ 100 seconds), bilateral occlusion of the common carotid(More)
  • 1