Contribution of amygdalar and lateral hypothalamic neurons to visual information processing of food and nonfood in monkey.

@article{Ono1989ContributionOA,
  title={Contribution of amygdalar and lateral hypothalamic neurons to visual information processing of food and nonfood in monkey.},
  author={Taketoshi Ono and Ryoi Tamura and Hisao Nishijo and Kae Nakamura and Eiichi Tabuchi},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1989},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={411-21}
}
Visual information processing was investigated in the inferotemporal cortical (ITCx)-amygdalar (AM)-lateral hypothalamic (LHA) axis which contributes to food-nonfood discrimination. Neuronal activity was recorded from monkey AM and LHA during discrimination of sensory stimuli including sight of food or nonfood. The task had four phases: control, visual, bar press, and ingestion. Of 710 AM neurons tested, 220 (31.0%) responded during visual phase: 48 to only visual stimulation, 13 (1.9%) to… CONTINUE READING