Basal forebrain knife cuts and medial forebrain bundle self-stimulation.

  title={Basal forebrain knife cuts and medial forebrain bundle self-stimulation.},
  author={Meg A Waraczynski},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={438 1-2},
Current autoradiographic and electrophysiological data suggest that fibers coursing from the diagonal band/medial septum and lateral preoptic area through the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) to the midbrain may carry the reward signals generated by lateral hypothalamic stimulation. To test this hypothesis, 40 rats were given a unilateral lateral hypothalamic stimulating electrode and an ipsilateral guide cannula for knife cut transection. In baseline self-stimulation testing, both the animal's… CONTINUE READING