Facilitation and recovery of shuttle box avoidance behavior after frontal cortex lesions is induced by a contingent electrical stimulation in the ventral tegmental nucleus.

@article{CastroAlamancos1992FacilitationAR,
  title={Facilitation and recovery of shuttle box avoidance behavior after frontal cortex lesions is induced by a contingent electrical stimulation in the ventral tegmental nucleus.},
  author={Manuel A Castro-Alamancos and Jos{\'e} Borrell},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={1992},
  volume={50 1-2},
  pages={69-76}
}
A bilateral ablation of the frontal cortex was performed in rats before and after training in an active avoidance task in a shuttle box. Animals with this lesion showed an impairment in learning and in the reversal of the avoidance task. If the animals with the lesion were implanted with an electrode in the ventral tegmental nucleus and received an electrical stimulation in this area contingent to a correct response (avoidance or escape response) in the behavioral task, they did not show any… CONTINUE READING
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