Stable increases or decreases in the discharge rate of single neurons were recorded from the ventral diencephalon and midbrain during sleep following manipulation of the hunger level of freely moving cats. These changes were larger during paradoxical than during slow wave sleep. Control data indicated that in the absence of any external manipulation neuronal activity is stable from one sleep session to another.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Extracellular units