Caudate Nucleus Lesions: Behavioral Effects in the Rat

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Science  30 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3583, pp. 826-827
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3583.826


Bilateral lesions within the caudate nucleus led to a marked impairmentc on acquistion and retention tion of a spatial alternation habit but produced no deficit in Hebb-Williams maze performance. Conversely, subtotal bilateral lesions of posterior cortex produced no significant deficit on the alternation habit but markedly impaired maze performance.