Electrically induced hippocampal and cortical seizures and their effects on operant behavior

Timothy E Albertson, L. G. Stark, C. McCormack

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Food deprived, free moving rats bearing chronically implanted electrodes were operantly trained. The effects of hippocampal and cortical electrically induced seizures while the animals were bar pressing were studied. There was no significant difference in latency to regain behavior between the 2 experimental groups nor in time to regain stable EEG. Cortical seizures, however, lasted significantly longer (p<.025) and were more severe (p<.05). This model offers new measures for the behavioral quantification of preseizure and postseizure effectiveness of anticonvulsant drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17
Number of pages1
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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