A Conserved Behavioral State Barrier Impedes Transitions between Anesthetic-Induced Unconsciousness and Wakefulness: Evidence for Neural Inertia

@inproceedings{Friedman2010ACB,
  title={A Conserved Behavioral State Barrier Impedes Transitions between Anesthetic-Induced Unconsciousness and Wakefulness: Evidence for Neural Inertia},
  author={Eliot B. Friedman and Yi Sun and Jason T. Moore and Hsiao-Tung Hung and Qing Cheng Meng and Priyan Perera and William J. Joiner and Steven A. Thomas and Roderic G. Eckenhoff and Amita Sehgal and Max B Kelz},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
One major unanswered question in neuroscience is how the brain transitions between conscious and unconscious states. General anesthetics offer a controllable means to study these transitions. Induction of anesthesia is commonly attributed to drug-induced global modulation of neuronal function, while emergence from anesthesia has been thought to occur passively, paralleling elimination of the anesthetic from its sites in the central nervous system (CNS). If this were true, then CNS anesthetic… CONTINUE READING
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