Thermoregulatory responses of the pigeon to changes of the brain and the spinal cord temperatures

@article{Rautenberg1972ThermoregulatoryRO,
  title={Thermoregulatory responses of the pigeon to changes of the brain and the spinal cord temperatures},
  author={Werner Rautenberg and Reinhold Necker and Bemd May},
  journal={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv},
  year={1972},
  volume={338},
  pages={31-42}
}
1. The thermoregulatory responses of pigeons were tested by selective and combined cooling and heating of thermodes implanted chronically into the brain stem and vertebral canal. 2. Under thermoneutral conditions lowering the brain temperature to 36°C did not elicit shivering. Similar stimulations of the spinal cord evoked shivering in each case. Simultaneous temperature changes in same direction (cooling the brain and spinal cord) or in opposite direction (heating the brain and cooling the… CONTINUE READING
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