Phase-locking of spontaneous and tone-elicited pontine waves to hippocampal theta waves during REM sleep in rats

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Abstract

Temporal relationships between hippocampal theta waves and pontine waves (P waves) during rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep were investigated in rats. P waves were phase-locked to the positive theta peak. The phase relationships of P waves elicited by a tone stimulus (PE waves) to hippocampal theta waves were also analyzed to qualitatively clarify the mechanism of phase-locking between these two phenomena. PE waves occurred at the positive theta peak, as seen for spontaneous P waves. This phase preference of PE waves could be understood as that of the response probability to tone stimulus. These data suggest that the P-wave generator receives inputs that mimic theta waves. As hippocampal theta waves and P waves are known to be involved in learning and memory processes during REM sleep, the present studies could help to clarify these functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalBrain research
Volume1182
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 28

Keywords

  • Hippocampal theta wave
  • Memory
  • P wave
  • PGO wave
  • Phase-locking
  • REM sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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