Predatory Attack, Grooming, and Consummatory Behaviors Evoked by Electrical Stimulation of Cat Cerebellar Nuclei

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Science  23 Nov 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4114, pp. 845-847
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4114.845


Electrical stimulation at single sites in the rostral fastigial nucleus elicits hypertension, grooming, feeding, and attack behaviors in the cat. The stimulus intensity and availability of suitable goal objects determines the behavior. Bilateral lesions of the area fail to produce motor deficits. The rostral fastigial nucleus may be a cerebellar area for behavioral and autonomic regulation.