Sensory Neglect Produced by Lateral Hypothalamic Damage

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Science  29 Oct 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4008, pp. 523-525
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4008.523


Unilateral lateral hypothalamlic lesions in rats produce deficits in orientation to contralateral visucal, olfactory, whisker-toluch, and somatosetnsory stimuli. This syndrome of sensory neglect appears to be involved in some of the deficits in feedinig and attack which follow bilateral lateral hypothalamic lesions.