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The reinforcing effect of electrical stimulation of the tongue in thirsty rats : brief communication

By J.L. Slangen and J.A.W.M. Weijmen


Thirsty rats repeatedly closed the electric circuit of a drinkometer with their tongue in the absence of water. The hypothesis that electrical stimulation of the tongue has reinforcing properties was tested. The results indicate that persistent licking by a thirsty rat is dependent on a current as low as 1 μA

Topics: Farmacie, drinkometer, tongue stimulation, licking for current
Year: 1972
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