Amnesic and Punishing Effects of Electroconvulsive Shock

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Science  10 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3615, pp. 182-183
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3615.182


Rats learned to avoid a place where they were repeatedly given electroconvulsive shock treatments, but the learning was slow in comparison with that obtained with subconvulsive shock. Convulsive shock given 5 seconds after administration of subconvulsive shock retarded place-avoidance learning.

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