Behavior of the rat after removal of the neocortex and hippocampal formation.

@article{Vanderwolf1978BehaviorOT,
  title={Behavior of the rat after removal of the neocortex and hippocampal formation.},
  author={C. H. Vanderwolf and Bryan Kolb and R. K. Cooley},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1978},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={156-75}
}
After surgical removal of the neocortex and hippocampal formation, rats retained most of the movement patterns of locomotion, climbing, grooming, feeding, and fighting. However, forepaw immobility during swimming was abolished. Feeding behavior was suppressed temporarily but recovered partially. The distinctive postures of sleep and walking and a circadian rhythm of motor activity were retained. However, behaviors were often not performed at the appropriate time and place. The normal sequence… CONTINUE READING