Accession Number : AD0721080

Title :   Hippocampal Electrical Activity and Voluntary Motor Movement in the Rat.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : McFarland,W. L. ; Teitelbaum,H.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Hippocampal bioelectrical activity and bodily movements were monitored in water-deprived naive rats who were subsequently trained to increase gross voluntary muscular activity beyond base-line levels by running back and forth in a testing cchamber for water reward. This procedure led to a marked increase in theta wave activity in the hippocampus. Extinction of the behavioral response was paralleled by a decline toward base-line levels of movement and theta wave activity. Reconditioning of hyperactivity led to a concomitant increase in theta activity as recorded from the hippocampus. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BRAIN, *ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), (*MOTOR REACTIONS, BRAIN), CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, PHYSIOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE