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This edited transcript presents the proceedings of a conference held at the Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, in 1961, a conference mainly concerned with changes in the steady potential of the cortex as a sign of cortical excitability. It has been known for many years that there is a potential difference between the cerebral cortex and indifferent structures. This steady potential is influenced by wakefulness, anesthesia, and various stimuli.
Reviews and new work are presented on the influence of epileptic lesions, learning (measured by conditioned reflex responses), ionic shifts in the cortex on this steady potential. Comments
Brain Function: Cortical Excitability and Steady Potentials: Relation of Basic Research to Space Biology.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:189. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-189_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):189.
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