Behavior and Brain Electrical Activity

  • Neil Burch
  • H. L. Altshuler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sleep Profiles and Behavior

    1. James D. Frost Jr, William H. Shumate, Joseph G. Salamy, Cletis R. Booher
      Pages 31-53
    2. Boyd K. Lester, Orvis H. Rundell, Lawrence C. Cowden, Harold L. Williams
      Pages 55-80
    3. Anthony Kales, Edward Bixler
      Pages 81-91
    4. James D. Frost Jr, Milton R. DeLucchi
      Pages 113-125
  3. Measurement and Analysis of Electrical Activity

    1. Harold W. Shipton
      Pages 193-205
    2. Jack R. Smith
      Pages 207-219
    3. Alan S. Gevins, Charles L. Yeager
      Pages 221-263
  4. Change of State

    1. Drug Effects

      1. H. L. Altshuler, Neil R. Burch
        Pages 277-302
      2. Robert W. Thatcher, E. Roy John
        Pages 303-324
    2. Feedback Effects

  5. Maturation and Pathology

  6. Violence and Aggression

    1. Robert E. Litman, Louis Jolyon West
      Pages 525-539
    2. Richard D. Walter
      Pages 541-548
    3. John R. Knott, Romulo T. Lara, Jon F. Peters, Merl D. Robinson
      Pages 549-550
    4. Frank R. Ervin
      Pages 551-555
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 557-563

About this book


This volume is dedicated to the faith that the future will offer hard quantitative measures of the human thought process and affect-emotional system. The symposium from which this volume issues was an opportunity for us to invite a number of our friends to help in collecting some of the current contributions to this belief. The participants and topics weave a mosaic of the future. The selection was made in an attempt to project into the future what is most important in the present and in the relatively recent past in terms of generating hard data of the elusive cognitive-affect systems. We regret, because of editorial constraints, that we have not been able to include some of the outstanding contributions offered by our various chairmen. In particular, we are sorry that this volume does not reflect the thoughts of Robert Williams, R.J. Ellingson, William Fields, and especially those of our esteemed grand marshal, W. Grey Walter. This volume deals initially with the electroencephalographic measure­ ment of sleep profiles as such profiles may be used to measure the stresses of special environments and special patient populations. Of particular interest is the correlation of sleep profiles with basic endocrine functions. We expect the measurement of sleep profiles to become more of a routine clinical examination in the next few years, as our understanding of this fascinating state of consciousness increases in terms of how it is influenced by real life stresses and disease processes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Neil Burch
    • 1
  • H. L. Altshuler
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Research Institute of Mental SciencesTexas Medical CenterHoustonUSA

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