Cells Related to Fighting Behavior Recorded from Midbrain Central Gray Neuropil of Cat

  title={Cells Related to Fighting Behavior Recorded from Midbrain Central Gray Neuropil of Cat},
  author={David B. Adams},
  pages={894 - 896}
  • D. Adams
  • Published 23 February 1968
  • Biology
  • Science
Cells were recorded in the midbrain central gray neuropil of the cat that responded with action potentials only during fighting behavior and not while the cat was resting or while control manipulations were performed. Some other cells in the same region responded maximally during fighting, and all cells responded to at least one manipulation. Brain stimulation at sites of cells related to fighting caused the animals to hiss. 
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This research was supported by grant MH-12878 from the National Institute of Mental Health, PHS, and by grant 07-2109 from the Research Council of Rutgers-The State University