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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 1991 Mar-Apr;41(2):281-90.

[The role of the lateral and medial hypothalamus in reproducing food and escape instrumental reactions].

[Article in Russian]

Abstract

In experiments on two dogs it has been found that testing electric stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus reproduces instrumental movement in case of elaborated alimentary instrumental conditioned reflexes (CR) to a tone and does not reproduce it at elaborated acid-defensive instrumental CR. Under testing electric stimulation of the medial hypothalamus the instrumental movement practically is not reproduced neither in alimentary nor in defensive situation. Appearance of instrumental movement at LH electro-stimulation in alimentary situation is connected with activation of backward conditioned connection from motivation "alimentary" LH centre to representation of this movement in the motor cortex.

PMID:
1651618
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