Accession Number : AD0457144


Title :   OPEN FIELD CONTROL OF DOG BEHAVIOR BY REMOTE BRAIN STIMULATION


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jan 1964-1 Jan 1965


Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK


Personal Author(s) : Pliskoff, Stanley S ; Migler, Bernard


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/457144.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : This report is concerned with the development of two systems whereby the behavior of a dog may be controlled by remote electrical stimulation of certain brain structures. The first system employs multiple electrodes with control by elicited responses, i.e., stimulation at one electrode site produces forced turning while stimulation at another electrode site produces walking or running. The second system involves a single electrode implanted in a subcortical area at which electrical stimulation has behavioral reward properties. Stimulation at that site produces forward progression which can be 'shaped.' By employing the rewarding stimulation both to encourage progression and to differentially reward faster and faster progression, the dog can be trained to follow a beam of stimulation from any point in the open field to any other point. This system is versatile in the sense that the experimenter exerting control over the dog's behavior can at will redirect the dog to a target area different from the initial one. At present, the system is limited to line of sight control.


Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR , STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , CONTROL SYSTEMS , BRAIN , RATS , MOTOR REACTIONS , DOGS , ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES , RELIABILITY , ELECTRODES


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE