"Short-stops" in rats with fimbria-fornix lesions: evidence for change in the mobility gradient.

@article{Whishaw1994ShortstopsIR,
  title={"Short-stops" in rats with fimbria-fornix lesions: evidence for change in the mobility gradient.},
  author={Ian Q. Whishaw and J. C. Cassel and Monique Majchrzak and Suzanne Cassel and Bruno Will},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={1994},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={577-82}
}
Rats with damage to the hippocampal formation and allied structures are hyperactive in many test situations but the cause of this hyperactivity is not known. Here the activity of control rats and rats with fimbria-fornix lesions is documented in tests of overnight activity. Details of activity are then characterized from video recordings of behavior in an open field. Rats with fimbria-fornix lesions make significantly more stops of shorter duration and thus more individual trips than control… CONTINUE READING