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The Effect of Electric Stimulation of the Brain Stem on the Galvanic Skin Reflex

  • Li Peng
  • Cheng Jie-shi
  • Sun Zhong-han

Abstract

Wang [1–7] demonstrated that the midbrain reticular formation has a facilitatory effect and that the reticular formation of the medulla has an inhibitory effect, respectively, on the galvanic skin reflex (GSR), and he concluded that the specific locations in the reticular formation that facilitate or inhibit the galvanic skin reflex were perhaps not identical with the centers found by Magoun et al. to be related to facilitation and inhibition of somatic reflexes. In the present work, the effect on galvanic skin activity of electrical stimuli applied systematically to the brainstem reticular formation, point-by-point with the aid of a stereotaxic apparatus, is examined.

Keywords

Brain Stem Inferior Colliculus Reticular Formation Tibial Nerve Proximal Portion 
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© Consultants Bureau, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Peng
    • 1
  • Cheng Jie-shi
    • 1
  • Sun Zhong-han
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyFirst Medical College of ShanghaiShanghaiChina

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