Michael S. Jones

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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)
A 64-channel electrode array was used to study the spatial and temporal characteristics of fast (>200 Hz) electrical oscillations recorded from the surface of rat cortex in both awake and anesthetized animals. Transient vibrissal displacements were effective in evoking oscillatory responses in the vibrissa/barrel field and were tightly time-locked to(More)
Fast oscillatory activity (more than approximately 200 Hz) has been attracting increasing attention regarding its possible role in both normal brain function and epileptogenesis. Yet, its underlying cellular mechanism remains poorly understood. Our prior investigation of the phenomenon in rat somatosensory cortex indicated that fast oscillations result from(More)
The pond turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) exhibits a notably sluggish pupillary light reflex (PLR), with pupil constriction developing over several minutes following light onset. In the present study, we examined the dynamics of the efferent branch of the reflex in vitro using preparations consisting of either the isolated head or the enucleated eye.(More)
A 64-channel epipial electrode array was used to investigate high-frequency (gamma-band) oscillations in somatosensory cortex of the unanesthetized and unrestrained rat. Oscillations were evoked by manual stimulation of the vibrissae and mystacial pad. Stimulation of the contralateral vibrissae resulted in a significant increase in gamma-power during 128-ms(More)
Experimental inoculation with the F-strain of Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) between 8 and 18 wk of age is known to affect reproductive performance in commercial layers. Therefore, two trials were conducted to determine if changes in digestive and reproductive organ characteristics also occur in commercial laying hens infected with FMG at 12 wk of age. In(More)
In two trials, the effects of an F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) inoculation at 12 wk of age on the blood characteristics of commercial Single Combed White Leghorn laying hens were investigated throughout lay. Variables measured in both trials were whole blood hematocrit, plasma protein (PP), and serum cholesterol, triglycerides (ST), and calcium.(More)
Sodium 2-mercaptoethanesulphonate (MESNA) is a uroprotective agent generally given i.v. to prevent haemorrhagic cystitis during oxazaphosphorine cancer chemotherapy. Oral administration of the drug is described since this might be an important route during long-term oxazaphosphorine treatment. MESNA is absorbed from the GI tract and excreted in the urine(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)