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)
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)
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)
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)