Barry R Komisaruk

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Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Functional MRI of the brain during orgasm in women
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Annu Rev Sex Res 16:62-86. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Neural pathways mediating vaginal function: the vagus nerves and spinal cord oxytocin
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
    Scand J Psychol 44:241-50. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Brain activation during vaginocervical self-stimulation and orgasm in women with complete spinal cord injury: fMRI evidence of mediation by the vagus nerves
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Brain Res 1024:77-88. 2004
  4. pmc Women's clitoris, vagina, and cervix mapped on the sensory cortex: fMRI evidence
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    J Sex Med 8:2822-30. 2011
  5. doi request reprint A scientist's dilemma: follow my hypothesis or my findings?
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07102, United States
    Behav Brain Res 231:262-5. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Vaginocervical stimulation releases oxytocin within the spinal cord in rats
    Giorgio R Sansone
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Neuroendocrinology 75:306-15. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Functional localization of brainstem and cervical spinal cord nuclei in humans with fMRI
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 23:609-17. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Brain (PET) responses to vaginal-cervical self-stimulation in women with complete spinal cord injury: preliminary findings
    Beverly Whipple
    College of Nursing, Department of Psychology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 28:79-86. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint fMRI study of acupuncture-induced periaqueductal gray activity in humans
    Wen Ching Liu
    Department of Radiology, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, 150 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Neuroreport 15:1937-40. 2004
  10. pmc Hysterectomy improves sexual response? Addressing a crucial omission in the literature
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 18:288-95. 2011

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Functional MRI of the brain during orgasm in women
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Annu Rev Sex Res 16:62-86. 2005
    ..We conclude that the Vagus nerves provide a spinal cord-bypass pathway for vaginal-cervical sensibility and that activation of this pathway can produce analgesia and orgasm...
  2. ncbi request reprint Neural pathways mediating vaginal function: the vagus nerves and spinal cord oxytocin
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
    Scand J Psychol 44:241-50. 2003
    ..This latter pathway bypasses the spinal cord and projects directly to the medulla oblongata, and thus can convey genital afferent activity despite complete spinal cord injury at any level...
  3. ncbi request reprint Brain activation during vaginocervical self-stimulation and orgasm in women with complete spinal cord injury: fMRI evidence of mediation by the vagus nerves
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Brain Res 1024:77-88. 2004
    ..We conclude that the Vagus nerves provide a spinal cord-bypass pathway for vaginal-cervical sensibility in women with complete spinal cord injury above the level of entry into spinal cord of the known genitospinal nerves...
  4. pmc Women's clitoris, vagina, and cervix mapped on the sensory cortex: fMRI evidence
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    J Sex Med 8:2822-30. 2011
    ..The projection of vagina, uterine cervix, and nipple to the sensory cortex in humans has not been reported...
  5. doi request reprint A scientist's dilemma: follow my hypothesis or my findings?
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07102, United States
    Behav Brain Res 231:262-5. 2012
    ..because it, rather than your hypothesis, is more likely to reveal reality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Vaginocervical stimulation releases oxytocin within the spinal cord in rats
    Giorgio R Sansone
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Neuroendocrinology 75:306-15. 2002
    ..The present findings provide evidence of a direct estrogen-dependent release of OT within the spinal cord in response to VS, presumably via descending oxytocinergic neurons...
  7. ncbi request reprint Functional localization of brainstem and cervical spinal cord nuclei in humans with fMRI
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 23:609-17. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to use 1.5-T functional MR imaging (fMRI) to visualize the location of cranial nerve (CN) nuclei and other pontine, bulbar, and cervical spinal cord nuclei by using specific sensory stimulation or motor performance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Brain (PET) responses to vaginal-cervical self-stimulation in women with complete spinal cord injury: preliminary findings
    Beverly Whipple
    College of Nursing, Department of Psychology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 28:79-86. 2002
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that the vagus nerves can convey genital sensory input directly to the brain in women, completely bypassing SCI at any level...
  9. ncbi request reprint fMRI study of acupuncture-induced periaqueductal gray activity in humans
    Wen Ching Liu
    Department of Radiology, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, 150 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Neuroreport 15:1937-40. 2004
    ..PAG activity was episodic and reliably demonstrated after 20-25 min of stimulation; both cortical areas, however, were active > 90% of the time. Stimulation of a non-acupoint (leg) resulted in reduced levels of PAG and cortical activity...
  10. pmc Hysterectomy improves sexual response? Addressing a crucial omission in the literature
    Barry R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 18:288-95. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint Pupil dilatation in response to vagal afferent electrical stimulation is mediated by inhibition of parasympathetic outflow in the rat
    Ralph Bianca
    Clinical Research, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc 15295 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618, USA
    Brain Res 1177:29-36. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of prenatal morphine exposure on analgesia produced by vaginocervical stimulation or systemic morphine administration in adult rats
    Ilona Vathy
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ullmann 111, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 72:165-70. 2002
    ..These findings provide evidence that the mechanisms underlying the two types of analgesia differ fundamentally...