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Timing Behavior after Lesions of Zona Incerta and Mammillary Body

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Science  30 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3583, pp. 828-830
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3583.828

Abstract

Rats with mammillary body lesions produced with an angled approach do not show a "scalloping" in their behavioral records during fixedinterval reinforcement. Control experiments suggest that this effect was due to the electrode piercing the zona incerta, implicating the participation of extrapyramidal structures in timing behavior.