Lateral hypothalamus: Learning of food-seeking response motivated by electrical stimulation

Edgar E. Coons, Milena Levak, Neal E. Miller

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Abstract

Stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus, which induces eating, resembles hunger in that it motivates rats to learn, for food reward, a response of pressing a bar. The response is discriminatively confined to only a bar that delivers food on either a 100-percent or a partial schedule of reinforcement. This discriminative responding can be transferred to hunger that is normally induced by deprivation of food.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1320-1321
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume150
Issue number3701
DOIs
StatePublished - 1965

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