Feeding Behavior and Electrical Stimulation of the Brain of Carassius auratus

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Science  15 Jan 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3394, pp. 162-163
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3394.162


Bipolar electrodes were implanted in large goldfish in olfactory and nonolfactory areas of the central nervous system. Stimulation of olfactory areas elicited stereotyped feeding activity indistinguishable from normally induced behavior. It is suggested that the olfactory rather than the peripheral gustatory system plays the predominant role in the arousal of feeding activity.