NEURAL MECHANISMS OF SLEEP: CHANGING VIEW OF RETICULAR FORMATION FUNCTION

ARYEH ROUTTENBERG*

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Abstract

RECENT DATA ON SLEEP ARE REVIEWED PRIMARILY WITH THE GOAL OF UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MIDBRAIN, PONTINE, AND MEDULLARY NUCLEAR SYSTEMS RELATED TO THE SLEEP PROCESS. A SUMMARIZING SCHEMA IS PRESENTED IN WHICH IT IS ASSUMED THAT THERE ARE 2 EEG DESYNCHRONIZING SYSTEMS, 1 DESCRIBED PHYSIOLOGICALLY BY MORUZZI AND MAGOUN, AND THE OTHER, A LIMBIC-MIDBRAIN SYSTEM, DESCRIBED ANATOMICALLY BY NAUTA. AN ATTEMPT IS ALSO MADE TO SHOW HOW THESE DATA REQUIRE MODIFICATION OF PREVIOUSLY HELD VIEWS OF RETICULAR FORMATION FUNCTION. (4 P. REF.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-499
Number of pages19
JournalPsychological Review
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1966

Keywords

  • SLEEP, DESYNCHRONIZING SYSTEMS, RETICULAR FORMATION

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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