General Disruption Resulting from Electrical Stimulus of Ventromedial Hypothalamus

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Science  16 Nov 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3542, pp. 822-823
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3542.822


Electrical stimulation of the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus caused hungry rats to stop eating. However, control tests showed such stimulation to be potentially noxious and capable of stopping drinking in thirsty rats. Thus the stopping of eating caused by this stimulation may not have been indicative of a primary effect on hunger.