EFFECTS OF NITROUS OXIDE ON THE FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CELLS IN THE EXTRASTRIATE CORTEX OF THE CAT

Authors
  1. Reinis, S.
  2. Landolt, J.P.
  3. Weiss, D.S.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Waterloo Univ, Waterloo ONT (CAN) Dept of Psychology
Abstract
The directional preferences, receptive field areas, peristimulus-time (PST) histograms and spontaneous activities of 112 feline visual cortical (area 18) cells were studied before, during, and after the administration of nitrous oxide. These cellular characteristics were altered by nitrous oxide inhalation; some quite substantially. The data indicate that the functional characteristics of cortical visual cells, such as the receptive field and the directional preference, are viable; and, among other factors, depend also on the anaesthetic administered to the animal.
Report Number
85-P-19 — Research Paper
Date of publication
01 Jan 1985
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
Experimental Brain Research, vol 59, 1985, p 463-469
DSTKIM No
85-03740
CANDIS No
48499
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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