Effect of one electroconvulsive seizure on rat behavior

Aryeh Routtenberg*, Kathleen E. Kay

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Abstract

Effects of 1 electroconvulsive shock on rat behavior were investigated in 2 experiments. Data indicated that 6-8 hr. after 1 ECS, operant responding, free open-field activity, and time taken to descend from a platform were reduced. Weight loss 24 hr. following the ECS and a decrease in heart rate 3 days later were noted. The findings were discussed in relation to experiments using 1-trial avoidance tasks to study the effects of ECS on consolidation processes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1965

Keywords

  • BRAIN STIMULATION
  • ELECTROCONVULSIVE SHOCK, BEHAVIOR &
  • PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGE AFTER 1, RAT
  • PHYSIOLOGY
  • RAT/MOTIVATION IN, ECS EFFECT ON, &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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