Modulation of Cortical Activation and Behavioral Arousal by Cholinergic and Orexinergic Systems

@article{Jones2008ModulationOC,
  title={Modulation of Cortical Activation and Behavioral Arousal by Cholinergic and Orexinergic Systems},
  author={Barbara E. Jones},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1129}
}
  • B. Jones
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Multiple neuronal systems contribute to the promotion and maintenance of the wake state, which is characterized by cortical activation and behavioral arousal. Using predominantly glutamate as a neurotransmitter, neurons within the reticular formation of the brainstem give rise to either ascending projections into the forebrain or descending projections into the spinal cord to promote through relays fast cortical activity or motor activity with postural muscle tone. Using acetylcholine… 
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