Phasis influences during REM sleep upon dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus unit activity in the rat

Gerald A. Marks, Jorge Farber, Howard P. Roffwarg

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Abstract

The single unit activity of dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus cells was recorded in freely moving, unanesthetized albino rats and studied in relation to the sleep-wake cycle and the occurreence of REM sleep ponto-geniculo-occipital (PGO) waves. Spontaneous mean discharge rates are shown to be significantly related to sleep-wake stages, and 70 percent of the units demonstrate a temporal relationship with hindbrain PGO waves. These data are consistent with the existence of a phasic event system in the rat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-394
Number of pages7
JournalBrain Research
Volume222
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 1981

Keywords

  • PGO waves
  • REM sleep
  • dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus
  • rat
  • single unit
  • sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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