Contradiction of auditory and visual information by brain stimulation

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Science  24 Jan 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4173, pp. 271-273
DOI: 10.1126/science.1111105


Cats with permanently implanted electrodes were trained to discriminate between trains of flashes or clicks at two different repetition frequencies. After substantial overtraining with these sensory stimuli, high levels of stimulus generalization were obtained to electrical stimulation of the reticular formation at either frequency stimultaneously with contradictory flicker or click stimulation at the opposite frequency resulted in control of the behavior by the reticualr stimulus. Lateral geniculate stimulation failed to show this effect.