Comparison of the Effects of Electrolytic and Chemical Destruction of the Red Nucleus on the Compensatory Capacity of Rats With Rubrospinal Tract Lesions


Transection of the rubrospinal tract in rats, performed before lesion of the red nucleus, resulted in the facilitated recovery of motor activity and operantly conditioned reflexes. Such facilitation was absent when the red nucleus is lesioned alone. This phenomenon is explained by the switching of descending influences on the corticospinal tract through the… (More)


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