B R Komisaruk

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi 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. pmc A neuroanatomical correlate of sensorimotor recovery in response to repeated vaginocervical stimulation in rats
    Dina Conde
    Department of Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA
    Front Physiol 3:100. 2012
  3. doi 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
  4. ncbi Combined c-fos and 14C-2-deoxyglucose method to differentiate site-specific excitation from disinhibition: analysis of maternal behavior in the rat
    B R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, The State University of New Jersey, 101 Warren Street, Rutgers, Newark, NJ, USA
    Brain Res 859:262-72. 2000
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi Love as sensory stimulation: physiological consequences of its deprivation and expression
    B R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 23:927-44. 1998
  8. ncbi Cardiovascular responses to vaginocervical stimulation in the spinal cord-transected rat
    G R Sansone
    Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Am J Physiol 273:R1361-6. 1997
  9. ncbi 'Complete' spinal cord injury does not block perceptual responses to genital self-stimulation in women
    B R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, College of Nursing, Rutgers
    Arch Neurol 54:1513-20. 1997
  10. ncbi Evidence that oxytocin is an endogenous stimulator of autonomic sympathetic preganglionics: the pupillary dilatation response to vaginocervical stimulation in the rat
    G R Sansone
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Brain Res 898:265-71. 2001

Collaborators

  • Wen Ching Liu
  • Stuart Brody
  • M C del Cerro
  • I Vathy
  • Dina Conde
  • G R Sansone
  • Ralph Bianca
  • Giorgio R Sansone
  • Beverly Whipple
  • John E Ottenweller
  • Thomas R Insel
  • Carolyn A Gerdes
  • Judith L Steinman
  • James T Winslow
  • R Cueva-Rol√≥n
  • L E Gomez
  • R Bianca

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi 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. pmc A neuroanatomical correlate of sensorimotor recovery in response to repeated vaginocervical stimulation in rats
    Dina Conde
    Department of Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA
    Front Physiol 3:100. 2012
    ..In the context of these findings, we conclude that VCS in rats can produce a functional sensorimotor recovery via a neurotrophic effect on compromised primary afferents in the spinal cord...
  3. doi 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...
  4. ncbi Combined c-fos and 14C-2-deoxyglucose method to differentiate site-specific excitation from disinhibition: analysis of maternal behavior in the rat
    B R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, The State University of New Jersey, 101 Warren Street, Rutgers, Newark, NJ, USA
    Brain Res 859:262-72. 2000
    ..The present study demonstrates the feasibility of measuring 2-DG and c-fos activity jointly in adjacent sections of the same brain, thereby providing evidence to distinguish between localized excitation and disinhibition...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. ncbi Love as sensory stimulation: physiological consequences of its deprivation and expression
    B R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 23:927-44. 1998
    ..The better is our understanding of love, the greater is our respect for the significance and potency of its role in mental and physical health...
  8. ncbi Cardiovascular responses to vaginocervical stimulation in the spinal cord-transected rat
    G R Sansone
    Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark 07102, USA
    Am J Physiol 273:R1361-6. 1997
    ..A model is presented addressing the component responses of autonomic dysreflexia that can occur, contingent on the level of spinal cord injury, in women during parturition or sexual intercourse...
  9. ncbi 'Complete' spinal cord injury does not block perceptual responses to genital self-stimulation in women
    B R Komisaruk
    Department of Psychology, College of Nursing, Rutgers
    Arch Neurol 54:1513-20. 1997
    ....
  10. ncbi Evidence that oxytocin is an endogenous stimulator of autonomic sympathetic preganglionics: the pupillary dilatation response to vaginocervical stimulation in the rat
    G R Sansone
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Brain Res 898:265-71. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. ncbi 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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  16. ncbi 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...