Neocortical and hippocampal electrical activity following decapitation in the rat.

@article{Vanderwolf1988NeocorticalAH,
  title={Neocortical and hippocampal electrical activity following decapitation in the rat.},
  author={C. H. Vanderwolf and Gy{\"o}rgy Buzs{\'a}ki and Donald Peter Cain and R. K. Cooley and Brian Robertson},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1988},
  volume={451 1-2},
  pages={340-4}
}
It has been debated whether or not decapitation of conscious animals is a humane procedure. This problem may be clarified on the basis of recent research that has indicated that neocortical low voltage fast activity (LVFA) and hippocampal rhythmical slow activity (RSA) can result from activity in either the cholinergic corticipetal projections from the basal forebrain or the serotonergic corticipetal projections from the brainstem. These inputs appear to produce, respectively, atropine… CONTINUE READING

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