Dr. Richard Kunin was awarded an NIH Special Fellowship in Neurophysiology in 1962, which supported his research studies at Stanford University Medical School. The research involved EEG recordings from 12 stereotactically placed electrodes in major brain nuclei, including the hippocampus, now known to be essential for memory and learning and with intimate connections to emotions. This was the first published study in electrophysiology to identify the fact of hippocampal theta rhythm as "animal hypnosis." The actual source of the theta rhythm remains under study. This has implications on memory, learning, behavior and many aspects of mental illness, especially schizophrenia.
Published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, volume IX, 4, 256-261, April 1967