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Positive reinforcement produced by electrical stimulation of septal area and other regions of rat brain.
  • J. Olds, P. Milner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of comparative and physiological…
  • 1 December 1954
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Self-Stimulation of the Brain
  • J. Olds
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 14 February 1958
My conclusions are these: (i) The cells which mediate primary rewarding effects are located in a midline system running from the midbrain through the hypothalamus and midline thalamus and into theExpand
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Imaging of memory-specific changes in the distribution of protein kinase C in the hippocampus.
Activation of protein kinase C (PKC) can mimic the biophysical effects of associative learning on neurons. Furthermore, classical conditioning of the rabbit nictitating membrane (a form ofExpand
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Approach‐avoidance analysis of rat diencephalon
  • M. Olds, J. Olds
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of comparative neurology
  • 1 April 1963
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Identical "Feeding" and "Rewarding" Systems in the Lateral Hypothalamus of Rats
Electrodes were implanted in the lateral hypothalamic feeding system; animals were subjected to both feeding and motivational tests. All animals that demonstrated stimulus-bound feeding behavior alsoExpand
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Runway and maze behavior controlled by basomedial forebrain stimulation in the rat.
  • J. Olds
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of comparative and physiological…
  • 1 October 1956
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A Room with a View and a Polarizing Cue: Individual Differences in the Stimulus Control of Place Navigation and Passive Latent Learning in the Water Maze
We investigated individual differences in the stimulus control of navigational behavior in the water maze by comparing measures of place learning in one environment to measures of latent learningExpand
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Operant conditioning of single unit responses.
Operant conditioning of single unit responses, considering hippocampus and midbrain tegmentum
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Learning centers of rat brain mapped by measuring latencies of conditioned unit responses.
THE QUESTION OF whether certain parts of the brain play an especially important role in processes related to learning and memory has been pursued by a variety of methods with limited success. LesionExpand
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