Accession Number:

AD0467355

Title:

REMOTE CONTROL OF BEHAVIOR WITH REWARDING ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE BRAIN.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Jul 62-30 Sep 65,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Report Date:

1965-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The specific aim of the research program was to examine the feasibility of controlling the behavior of a dog, in an open field, by means of remotely triggered electrical stimulation of the brain. The report describes such a system which depends for its effectiveness on two properties of electrical stimulation delivered to certain deep lying structures of the dog brain the well-known reward effect, and a tendency for such stimulation to initiate and maintain locomotion in a direction which is accompanied by the continued delivery of stimulation. Experiments on the parameters of stimulation are described, in addition to an experiment on the ability of a conventional reinforcer, food, to disrupt ongoing, free field behavior under the control of rewarding brain stimulation. Finally, supporting research employing albino rats is summarized. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE