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[Impairment of the formation of conditioned avoidance reactions following destruction of the ventral amygdalofugal pathway].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhurnal vyssheĭ nervnoĭ deiatelnosti imeni I P Pavlova
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
1
Pages
94–100
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PMID: 433455
Source
Medline

Abstract

Formation of conditioned "passive" avoidance reaction was studied in rats with one-time pain reinforcement after electrolitic destruction of mesencephalitic part of the central gray substance (CGS). The destruction of CGS ventral nuclei at the level of the midbrain rostral part led to a decrease in emotional reaction of "fear" and to disturbance of avoidance formation. The participation of midbrain limbic structures in learning and memory is discussed.

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