On the Instrumental Conditioned Reaction Evoked by Electrical Stimulation of the Hypothalamus

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Science  07 Aug 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3371, pp. 336-337
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3371.336-a


Weak electrical stimulation of the hypothalamic lateral area of satiated goats elicited the previously established conditioned reflex of putting the left foreleg on the food tray and then eating the food given as reinforcement. When, during stimulation, food was not given, an extinction of the conditioned reaction took place.