Biting Attack Elicied by Stimulation of the Ventral Midbrain Tegmentum of Cats

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Science  28 Jul 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4046, pp. 364-366
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4046.364


An area in the ventral midbrain tegmentum has been discovered in which electrical stimulation elicits biting attack. The midbrain sites from which attack was elicited correspond well with the zone in the midbrain tegmentum where degeneration was previously observed after lesions were made in lateral hypothalamic attack sites.