, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 479–481 | Cite as

Focal brain hyperthemia. I. The cerebellar cortex

  • R. S. Snider
  • W. Thomas
  • S. R. Snider


Focal brain hyperthemic methodology has been described and data presented on the cerebellum which show that enhancement of electrical activity of cerebellar cortex occurs when this method is used with careful monitoring of temperature. The duration of electrically induced cerebral after-discharges is shortened when cerebellar warming reaches 39.5–42.0°C. Since these effects are repeatable over many hours, there appears to be little, if any, resultant damage. Such induced changes in the cerebrum resemble those previously reported in which electrical stimuli were applied to the cerebellar cortex.


Electrical Activity Cerebellar Cortex Careful Monitoring Electrical Stimulus Resultant Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Snider
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Thomas
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. R. Snider
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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