Electroencephalographic laterality changes during human sexual orgasm

@article{Cohen1976ElectroencephalographicLC,
  title={Electroencephalographic laterality changes during human sexual orgasm},
  author={Harvey D. Cohen and Raymond C. Rosen and Leonide Goldstein},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={1976},
  volume={5},
  pages={189-199}
}
Left and right parietal EEGs were recorded while seven subjects experienced sexual climax through self-stimulation. EEG data were quantified by continuous cumulated measurements of the integrated areas of EEG recording during successive 1-sec epochs. In eight out of 12 experiments, this measure revealed a statistically significant change in laterality. Controlled replications with two of the original subjects obviated the possibility that two potential sources of artifact (hand used for… Expand
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