adamsf at essex.hsc.colorado.edu
Fri Jan 27 19:00:57 EST 1995
During the late sixties and early seventies there were a series of
experiments using intracranial stimulation on human subjects. Amygdaloid
stimulation was included in them. They were reviewed extensively in a
book called Brain Control by Elliot Valenstein. The original experiments
were done by Robert Heath.
There's lots of fascinating material in them. Attempts to "cure" a
homosexual by allowing the subject to stimulate his own septal region
while whatching strait porn films. Heath claimed success.
This should give you a good starting point.
Frank Adams adamsf at essex.hsc.colorado.edu
University of Colorado
Health Sciences Center C237
4200 E. Ninth Ave.
Denver, CO 80262 (303) 270 7113
On Mon, 23 Jan 1995, Simon R. Schultz wrote:
> I recently read of experiments where electrical stimulation of the amygdala
> was shown to lead to intense emotional feelings in the subject. (I think it was in Lynch & Ambros-Ingerson's monograph "Memory's Highway", but I don't have their email addresses). However, no reference was given on this (it was just an 'aside'.) Does anyone know the reference? I'd be intrigued to know how such an
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