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Some Psychophysiologic Effects of Electrical Transcranial Stimulation (Electrosleep)

  • Richard E. McKenzie
  • Saul H. Rosenthal
  • Jerry S. Driessner

Abstract

Russian scientists have been using forms of electrical transcranial stimulation (ETS) or “electrosleep” in clinical and research studies for over 20 years. Reviewing the Russian literature with respect to the electrophysiologic effects of ETS leaves much to be desired in the specificity of stimulus parameters and the exact nature of the criterion measures. This is not to gainsay the massive amount of Russian work in this area but merely to point out that this lack of specificity, probably suffering through the translation process, leaves us unsure of the objective validity of possible electrophysiologic effects.

Keywords

Alpha Activity Theta Activity Electrophysiologic Effect Skin Potential Chronic Anxiety 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard E. McKenzie
    • 1
  • Saul H. Rosenthal
    • 1
  • Jerry S. Driessner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas Medical SchoolSan AntonioUSA

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