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

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

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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
StatePublished - 1965

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Coons, E. E., Levak, M., & Miller, N. E. (1965). Lateral hypothalamus: Learning of food-seeking response motivated by electrical stimulation. Science, 150(3701), 1320-1321.

Lateral hypothalamus : Learning of food-seeking response motivated by electrical stimulation. / Coons, Edgar E.; Levak, Milena; Miller, Neal E.

In: Science, Vol. 150, No. 3701, 1965, p. 1320-1321.

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Coons, EE, Levak, M & Miller, NE 1965, 'Lateral hypothalamus: Learning of food-seeking response motivated by electrical stimulation', Science, vol. 150, no. 3701, pp. 1320-1321.
Coons, Edgar E. ; Levak, Milena ; Miller, Neal E. / Lateral hypothalamus : Learning of food-seeking response motivated by electrical stimulation. In: Science. 1965 ; Vol. 150, No. 3701. pp. 1320-1321.
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