Behavioral, Anatomical, and Biochemical Aspects of Septal Hyperreactivity

  • David S. Olton
  • Fred H. GageIII
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 20)


Following septal lesions, rats develop a very characteristic hyperreactivity which appears as an exaggerated reaction to normally nonnoxious stimuli. We will report here the results of some recent experiments concerning the behavioral, anatomical, and biochemical aspects of this hyperreactivity.


Entorhinal Cortex Septal Lesion Septal Nucleus Intraventricular Injection Reactivity Score 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Olton
    • 1
  • Fred H. GageIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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