Visual Patterned Reflex Present during Hypothalamically Elicited Attack

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Science  26 Feb 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3973, pp. 817-818
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3973.817


A cat from which attack is elicited by electrical stimulation of the hypothalamus lunges more frequently toward a mouse presented to the eye contralateral to the stimulated site than it does to a mouse presented to the ipsilateral eye. This differential effect does not appear to be attributable to a temporary or permanent defect in the ipsilateral eye.