Data on the role of the frontal cortex in vegetative behavior

Francis Obal, George Benedek, Francis Obal, Margaret Vicsay, John Szabo

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A homeostatic conditional reflex (CR) was elaborated to the effect of repeated inhalations in rats of a gas mixture containing 8 per cent oxygen. The effect of the conditional response was opposite to that of the unconditional one. After ablation of the frontal cortex, the conditional reaction disappeared. The repeated administration of 40 mg/kg of histamine resulted in a tolerance to the temperature lowering effect of histamine similar to the habituation. An injection of distilled water brought about dishabituation. Tolerance was not influenced by the ablation of the frontal cortex, but the dishabituating effect of distilled water was absent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalThe Pavlovian journal of biological science : official journal of the Pavlovian
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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