Electrophysiological evidence for the modular organization of the reticular formation: sympathetic controlling circuits

Gerard L. Gebber, Susan M. Barman, Shaun F. Morrison

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Abstract

Cross-correlation analysis revealed that the discharges of cat medullary reticular neurons located in the recording field of a single microelectrode were synchronized on a time scale of a few ms. The incidence of short time scale interactions was significantly greater when both members of a neuronal pair had activity temporally related to postganglionic inferior cardiac sympathetic nerve discharge than when only one member had sympathetic nerve-related activity. The data support the view that the reticular formation is organized into functionally distinct modules that are potentially interactive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalBrain research
Volume410
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 28 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cross-correlation
  • Hypothalamus
  • Raphe
  • Reticular formation
  • Short time scale interaction
  • Spike-triggered averaging
  • Sympathetic nerve discharge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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