Foci of Excitation and Conditions for Their Conversion into Dominant Foci

  • V. S. Rusinov

Abstract

The theory of the dominant focus, or dominant as it is generally called in Russian physiology, was created by A. A. Ukhtomskii. The term “dominant” was first used and conceived as a general principle governing the activity of neural centers in 1923, but the experimental material on which Ukhtomskii based his theory was published in 1911.

Keywords

Phenol Depression Respiration Penicillin Retina 

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References

  1. A. A. Ukhtomskii, Collected Works, Vol. 1, Leningrad University Press, Leningrad (1950), pp. 81–162.Google Scholar
  2. A. A. Ukhtomskii, Collected Works, Vol. 1, Leningrad University Press, Leningrad (1950), pp. 208–220.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Rusinov
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  1. 1.Institute for Higher Nervous Activity and NeurophysiologyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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