Thalamic Reticular System and Central Grey: Self-Stimulation

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Science  07 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3771, pp. 102-103
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3771.102


Rats will press a bar that brings about stimulation of midline thalamic reticular, periventricular, and central grey brain regions. In the latter two regions stimulation can also cause pain or fear.