Involvement of the lateral mesencephalic tegmentum in copulatory behavior of male rats: neuron activity in freely moving animals.

@article{Shimura1990InvolvementOT,
  title={Involvement of the lateral mesencephalic tegmentum in copulatory behavior of male rats: neuron activity in freely moving animals.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Shimura and M Shimokochi},
  journal={Neuroscience research},
  year={1990},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={173-83}
}
Single unit activity was recorded from the lateral mesencephalic tegmentum (LMT) during free copulatory activity by male rats. Twenty-four (89%) of 27 units showed changes in the firing rate during at least one of the three phases of copulatory behavior: pursuit of the female, pelvic thrusting and genital grooming. The activity of 16 units (59%) increased… CONTINUE READING