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Physiol Behav. 1979 Jul;23(1):137-40.

Effects of rhythmic hyperstriatal stimulation on chicks' preferences for visual flicker.


Chicks' preferences for the frequency of a flashing light can be modified by electrically stimulating the medial part of the hyperstriatum ventrale with trains of shocks at that frequency. Chicks stimulated with 1.5 pulse trains s-1 preferred a light flashing at 1.5 s-1 and chicks stimulated at 4.5 trains s-1 preferred a light flashing at 4.5 s-1. Three behavioural measures taken during the preference test, namely measures of movement, latency to approach and distress calls were not significantly influenced by the frequency of brain stimulation.

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