Analysis of body movements during operant control of centrally evoked potentials

Bruce E. Hetzler*, J. Peter Rosenfeld, Paul A. Birkel

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Body movement was monitored during operant neural training in rats. The animals were trained to increase or decrease the amplitude of one component of visual cortex evoked potentials elicited by optic chiasm shock. Analyses found no simple consistent movement changes during training either within or between animals. These results indicate that typical motor mediation is not necessary for the operant control of evoked potential amplitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1050
Number of pages4
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1978


  • Biofeedback
  • Central evoked potentials
  • Motor mediation
  • Movement
  • Operant conditioning
  • Visual evoked potentials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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