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Behavioral Regulation of Hypothalamic Temperature

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Science  10 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3902, pp. 256-258
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3902.256

Abstract

Animals will work to produce changes in hypothalamic temperature. The two main inputs, skin and hypothalamic temperatures, combine to control this behavior. Specifically, the rate at which rats work for changes in hypothalamic temperature is proportional to the sum of the weighted displacements of skin and hypothalamic temperatures from their respective neutral values.