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Changes in the Topographical Distribution of Glycogen in the Brain during Animal Hypnosis


ANIMAL hypnosis is a general biological reaction of an inhibitory type, which is analogous to several syndromes of human psychopathological behaviour1. Its phenomenology is widely known, but its mechanism and metabolic basis remain unsolved2.

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