Sequential Intervention of Different Limbic Structures in Memory Processes

  • Claude Destrade
  • Monique Gauthier
  • Jamila Sif
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)


The use of electrical brain stimulation (EBS) to explore brain functions was pioneered by Fritsch and Hitzig (1870). In the early studies, EBS was typically used to elicit a number of species-specific behavior patterns (see review in Doty, 1969). Much later it was discovered that EBS could serve as a conditioned stimulus for shock avoidance response (Loucks, 1933) as well as serving as a positive or negative reinforcer capable of modifying behavior (Olds, 1962).


Entorhinal Cortex Lateral Hypothalamus Dorsal Hippocampus Paradoxical Sleep Medial Forebrain Bundle 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Destrade
    • 1
  • Monique Gauthier
    • 1
  • Jamila Sif
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Psychophysiologie, L.A. CNRS n° 339Univ. Bordeaux ITalenceFrance

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