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Asimmetrie emisferiche nell'attivita' elettrica corticale durante il sonno: Nota 1

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  • C Violani
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  • L De Gennaro
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  • M Capogna
  • M Costa
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  • P Renzi

The hypothesis of a predominance of the right hemisphere in stage REM as compared to NREM has been tested through a spectral analysis of the EEG recorded from left (T3) and right (T4) temporal sites in 5 young healthy right-handed male subjects. Variations in the asymmetry coefficient R - L/R + L in different sleep stages have been analyzed by one way ANOVAs and Sheffé's tests. The hypothesis of a progressive increase in left hemisphere activity throughout different REM cycles as one approaches final awakenings have been investigated by comparing variations in the asymmetry coefficient for epochs of REM and stage 2 NREM sampled in different phases of the REM cycle. EEG results do not support either the hypothesized stage dependent or cycle dependent variation in EEG activity during sleep. We question whether variations in EEG amplitude and synchronization can be used as indices of hemispheric asymmetries during sleep.

Translated title of the contributionHemispheric asymmetries in cortical electrical activity during sleep. I
Original languageItalian
JournalBollettino della Societa italiana di biologia sperimentale
Pages (from-to)1581-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 1984

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