Hypothalamic stimulation facilitates contralateral visual control of a learned response

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Science  15 Apr 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4287, pp. 321-323
DOI: 10.1126/science.847475


Rats that ate during hypothalamic stimulation were trained to press a lever for food only while receiving light signals from head-mounted lights. During stimulation, they pressed if the signal was visible to the eye contralateral to the electrode, but ignored the signal if it was visible only to the ipsilateral eye.