Activity of human hippocampal formation and amygdala neurons during sleep.

@article{Ravagnati1979ActivityOH,
  title={Activity of human hippocampal formation and amygdala neurons during sleep.},
  author={L. Ravagnati and Eric Halgren and Thomas L. Babb and P. H. Crandall},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1979},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={161-73}
}
Fine wire microelectrodes were implanted for diagnostic purposes in 17 patients suffering from psychomotor epilepsy. Single- and multiunit activity during waking and natural nocturnal slow wave sleep and REM sleep was recorded in the hippocampus (n = 42), hippocampal gyrus (n = 53), and amygdala (n = 32). The firing rates of hippocampal gyrus units usually decreased during slow wave sleep and then increased to levels equal to or above waking during REM. In contrast, the firing rates of… CONTINUE READING