Multiunits in the mesencephalic reticular formation: ontogenetic development of wakefulness and sleep cycle in the rat.

@article{Tamsy1980MultiunitsIT,
  title={Multiunits in the mesencephalic reticular formation: ontogenetic development of wakefulness and sleep cycle in the rat.},
  author={V. Tam{\'a}sy and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Kor{\'a}nyi},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1980},
  volume={17 1-2},
  pages={143-7}
}
Recording of multiunit activity (MUA) from the mesencephalic reticular formation (MRF) of freely behaving rats, aged between 1 and 120 days, revealed that state dependent changes in cell firing associated with wakefulness and sleep cycle were present from the first day of life. The MRF neuron populations were found to gain the adult-like functional… CONTINUE READING