Taste-aversion conditioning in rats with septal lesions

Stephen H. Hobbs, Ralph L. Elkins, Lelon J. Peacock

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Two experiments were conducted to assess the effects of lesions in the septal forebrain area of rats on the development and maintenance of a radiation-induced taste aversion. While the lesioned animals were found to drink more of the fluid used as a conditioned stimulus during X-radiation, no effect of the lesion on subsequent aversion to the stimulus was found. The data further restrict the generality of viewing the function of the septal forebrain area as inhibitory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioral Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1974

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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