Reinforcement and the organization of behavior in golden hamsters: brain stimulation reinforcement for seven action patterns.

@article{Shettleworth1980ReinforcementAT,
  title={Reinforcement and the organization of behavior in golden hamsters: brain stimulation reinforcement for seven action patterns.},
  author={Sara J. Shettleworth and M R Juergensen},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  year={1980},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={352-75}
}
Golden hamsters were reinforced with intracranial electrical stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus (ICS) for spending time engaging in one of seven topographically defined action patterns (APs). The stimulation used as reinforcer elicited hoarding and/or feeding and supported high rates of bar pressing. In Experiment 1, hamsters were reinforced… CONTINUE READING