Slowing of Scalp EEG After Electrical Stimulation of Amygdala in Man

  • L. Laitinen
  • E. Toivakka
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 30)


Electrical Stimulation (60 Hz) of the amygdala in anaesthetized patients caused a predominantly ipsilateral slowing of the scalp EEG. The slowing appeared a few seconds after cessation of Stimulation and lasted for 2–3 min. The frequency of the slow waves was 1–1.5 Hz and the amplitude 200–400 µV.


Electrical Stimulation Schizophrenic Patient Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Temporal Horn Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Laitinen
    • 1
  • E. Toivakka
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Central HospitalHelsinkiFinland

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