Psychonomic Science

, Volume 3, Issue 1–12, pp 17–18 | Cite as

Reinforcement of intracranial self-stimulation by licking

  • Solon B. Holstein
  • Alan G. Hundt
Physiological Psychology


Parameters which made licking more probable than intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) were used. Under these conditions, ICSS served as an instrumental response and licking as the reinforcing response. When licking was made contingent on ICSS, ICSS was greatly increased relative to its base duration and frequency.


Brain Stimulation Base Duration Midbrain Tegmentum Rant Level Total Lick 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Solon B. Holstein
    • 1
  • Alan G. Hundt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MissouriUSA

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