Rats self-administer nonrewarding brain stimulation to ameliorate aversion

K. D. Carr, Edgar Coons

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Hypothalamic stimulation in rats both reduces escape from noxious hindbrain stimulation and sustains self-administration only when hindbrain stimulation is inescapable. Self-administration reflects an aversion-ameliorative action of brain stimulation and not a positive reinforcement process. The psychophysical testing used is offered as a model for establishing the analgesic properties of brain stimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1516-1517
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume215
Issue number4539
StatePublished - 1982

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Rhombencephalon
Self Administration
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Carr, K. D., & Coons, E. (1982). Rats self-administer nonrewarding brain stimulation to ameliorate aversion. Science, 215(4539), 1516-1517.

Rats self-administer nonrewarding brain stimulation to ameliorate aversion. / Carr, K. D.; Coons, Edgar.

In: Science, Vol. 215, No. 4539, 1982, p. 1516-1517.

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Carr, KD & Coons, E 1982, 'Rats self-administer nonrewarding brain stimulation to ameliorate aversion', Science, vol. 215, no. 4539, pp. 1516-1517.
Carr, K. D. ; Coons, Edgar. / Rats self-administer nonrewarding brain stimulation to ameliorate aversion. In: Science. 1982 ; Vol. 215, No. 4539. pp. 1516-1517.
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