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Dorsal periaqueductal gray punishment, septal lesions and the mode of action of minor tranquilizers.

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In order to study the role of the septo-hippocampal system and the dorsal periaqueductal gray (DPAG) substance in punished behavior and in the action of minor tranquilizers, two groups of rats were trained to lever press on a continuous reinforcement schedule of food presentation. In one group, every response was subsequently punished by foot-shock delivery; in the other, by brief electrical stimulation of the DPAG of the mesencephalon. In both groups response rats were reduced to less than 1...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
41-45
Publication date:
1980-01-01
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EISSN:
1873-5177
ISSN:
0091-3057
Language:
English
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pubs:310833
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uuid:fcdfde8a-54a7-45e6-8be9-a25ce7fb5b78
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310833
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2013-02-20

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