Lateral hypothalamus: Food current intensity in maintaining self-stimulation of hunger

Edgar E. Coons, J. A F Cruce

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Rats displaying stimulus-bound eating will press bars for currents slightly above eating threshold only when food is near the bar. At higher currents self-stimulation is maintained without food. Such currents may spread to activate consummatory feedback appropriate to the drive elicited; or, for more intensely stimulated drive mechanisms, wider ranges of sensory feedback may be reinforcing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1117-1119
Number of pages3
Issue number3819
StatePublished - Jan 1 1968


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