A triphasic curve characterizes the retention of lever-pressing behavior rewarded by lateral hypothalamic stimulation during the immediate-post-trial period in rats: implications for a transient-intermediate stage between short- and long-term memory

@article{Saitoh2000ATC,
  title={A triphasic curve characterizes the retention of lever-pressing behavior rewarded by lateral hypothalamic stimulation during the immediate-post-trial period in rats: implications for a transient-intermediate stage between short- and long-term memory},
  author={Yoshito Saitoh and Kaoru Inokuchi},
  journal={Neuroscience Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={37},
  pages={211-219}
}
We investigated the retention of lever-pressing behavior in rats rewarded by lateral hypothalamic (LHT) stimulation. Rats with electrodes implanted into the lateral hypothalamus were trained to press a lever to receive LHT stimulation. More than 90% of rats which had self-stimulated for longer than 30 min retained this behavior when tested 1 or 7 days later, indicating that intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) produced a stable long-term memory lasting for at least 7 days. Subsequently, we… CONTINUE READING

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