Chemically Induced Epileptiform Seizures in the Cat

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Science  18 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3590, pp. 409-411
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3590.409


Long-term epileptiform seizures were induced in the cat by a single stimulation of the basolateral components of the amygdala with cholinergic agents. These electro-physiological changes were accompanied by persisting alterations of the animal's "emotional responsiveness." It is evident dent that electroencephalographic seizure activity and overt behavior can be dissociated in this species.