Role of reticular activation in the modulation of intracortical synchronization.

@article{Munk1996RoleOR,
  title={Role of reticular activation in the modulation of intracortical synchronization.},
  author={Matthias H. J. Munk and Pieter R. Roelfsema and Peter K{\"o}nig and Andreas K. Engel and Wolf Singer},
  journal={Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={272 5259},
  pages={
          271-4
        }
}
During aroused states of the brain, electroencephalographic activity is characterized by fast, irregular fluctuations of low amplitude, which are thought to reflect desynchronization of neuronal activity. This phenomenon seems at odds with the proposal that synchronization of cortical responses may play an important role in the processing of sensory signals. Here, activation of the mesencephalic reticular formation (MRF), an effective way to "desynchronize the electroencephalogram," was shown… CONTINUE READING
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