William H. Rickles

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Several biological theories of psychosomatic disorders predict that susceptible individuals will have stereotypic physiological responses to stress. This hypothesis was tested in a sample of 13 migraine headache subjects by observing their head and hand temperature, frontal electromyography (EMG), heart rate, skin conductance level, and finger pulse(More)
Human, male subjects from our light marijuana usage category were given paired associate learning under either placebo or marijuana intoxication. A 2×2 experimental design was used to test for dissociation effects. Marijuana intoxicated subjects needed significantly more trials to reach criterion learning than subjects under placebo. Testing of recall, ten(More)
Human, male subjects (Ss) from our heavy usage category were given paired associate learning in a 2×2 state-dependent learning design. No significant effects were found between marijuana and placebo groups on trials to criterion, and recall of the task seven days later was not found to be state-dependent. The results were compared to a previous study using(More)
Effects of drugs on resting potential, membrane resistance, and excitatory and inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (e.p.s.p.'s and i.p.s.p.'s) of lobster muscle fibers were studied using intracellular microelectrodes Acetylcholine, d-tubocurarine, strychnine, and other drugs of respectively related actions on vertebrate synapses were without effects even in(More)
Forty-two migraine headache patients participated in an appraisal of biofeedback for differential finger warming--forehead cooling, frontalis EMG relaxation, alpha enhancement and vasoconstriction of the temporal scalp arteries. All patients provided 8 weeks of baseline charting of headache and then received 24 training sessions in one of the above(More)
Electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback, for the relaxation of specific throat and facial muscles, was given to a woodwind musician. The patient had a nineteen-year history of tics and high levels of tension in his throat and facial muscles. Eventurally these problems progressed to a point that interfered with his ability to perform as a professional woodwind(More)