Willie Hunt

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Twenty-two coffee drinkers (three to seven cups per day) underwent repeated double-blind trials to test for caffeine self-administration, withdrawal, and adverse effects. Each trial consisted first of a randomized crossover period of 1 day of decaffeinated coffee and 1 day of caffeinated coffee (100 mg) to assess withdrawal and adverse effects of caffeine.(More)
A hardware self-managing heap memory (RCM) for languages like LISP, SMALLTALK, and JAVA has been designed , built, tested and benchmarked. On every pointer write from the processor, reference-counting transactions are performed in real time within this memory, and garbage cells are reused without processor cycles. A processor allocates new nodes simply by(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) has a role in regulating behavioral state and controlling the production of ponto-geniculo-occipital (PGO) waves, though the exact mechanism of action is not known. The most prevailing explanation is that 5-HT exerts its influence on behavioral state and PGO waves by inhibiting and disinhibiting cholinergic cells in the pedunculopontine(More)
Neurons in the peribrachial region (PB) at the pontine border are implicated in the generation of ponto-geniculo-occipital (PGO) waves, which appear spontaneously during rapid eye movement sleep (REM) and in association with alerting behaviors during waking, as well as in the regulation of REM itself. It has been hypothesized that PGO-related bursting in a(More)
Fractionations are 20- to 100-ms pauses in diaphragm activity that occur spontaneously during rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, sometimes in association with pontogeniculooccipital (PGO) waves. Auditory stimuli can elicit fractionations or PGO waves during REM sleep, non-REM (NREM) sleep, and waking; however, their interrelationship has not been investigated.(More)
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