Activity of medullary reticular formation neurons in the unrestrained cat during waking and sleep

  title={Activity of medullary reticular formation neurons in the unrestrained cat during waking and sleep},
  author={Jerome M Siegel and Rebecca L. Wheeler and D J Mcginty},
  journal={Brain Research},
Single units, recorded in the medial medullary reticular formation (RF) in unrestrained, behaving cats, discharged in conjunction with specific movements and postures. Most cells were also active during REM sleep. Discharge rates in active waking and REM sleep were positively correlated and discharge patterns in these states were similar. We conclude that activity in these cells is related to the motor activation occurring in both active waking and REM sleep. We found no cells whose discharge… CONTINUE READING
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