Dissociation of hippocampal EEG from its behavioral correlates by septal and hippocampal electrical stimulation

Ronald C. Kramis*, Aryeh Routtenberg

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Abstract

1. (1) Electrical stimulation of septum or hippocampus produced frequency-specific hippocampal synchrony and hippocampal desynchrony. 2. (2) Behaviors normally correlated with the occurence of hippocampal desynchrony continued during elicitation of synchony. Similarly, behaviors normally correlated with the occurence of synchrony continued during elicitation of desynchrony. Stated conversely, specific hippocampal patterns were elicited without eliciting the behaviors which occur when similar patterns are generated by the spontaneously behaving animal. 3. (3) These results suggest that the import of hippocampal patterns highly correlated with specific types of behaviors might best be sought in processes remote from the endpoint of motor performance per se.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-49
Number of pages13
JournalBrain research
Volume125
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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