Mesial prefrontal cortical lesions and timidity in rats. I. Reactivity to aversive stimuli.

@article{Holson1986MesialPC,
  title={Mesial prefrontal cortical lesions and timidity in rats. I. Reactivity to aversive stimuli.},
  author={R. Robert Holson},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1986},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={221-30}
}
Two experiments were conducted to assess the degree to which mesial prefrontal cortical (MFC) lesions in male rats alter the behavioral manifestations of fear (timidity). The first experiment gauged the reactivity to the threat of electroshock. MFC lesions did not alter the incidence of freezing in a box associated with shock. MFC and sham-lesioned subjects… CONTINUE READING