Effects of lateral amygdala lesions on the responses to novelty in mice.

@article{Misslin1981EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of lateral amygdala lesions on the responses to novelty in mice.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Misslin and PH. Ropartz},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={1981},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={329-36}
}
Bilateral electrolytic lesions restricted to the lateral, basolateral and basomedial amygdaloid nuclei in mice produced a lack of avoidance responses towards novel stimuli. While controls showed avoidance and burying reactions to a novel object introduced into their familiar environment, lesioned mice displayed a high number of approach responses and a low level of burying reactions. Furthermore, when given the opportunity to move around freely in simultaneously presented novel and familiar… CONTINUE READING

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