Reinforcement value of electrical brain stimulation in neonatal dogs
Version of Record online: 13 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1972 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Volume 5, Issue 3, pages 195–200, 1972
How to Cite
Bacon, W. E. and Wong, I. G. (1972), Reinforcement value of electrical brain stimulation in neonatal dogs. Dev. Psychobiol., 5: 195–200. doi: 10.1002/dev.420050303
- Issue online: 13 OCT 2004
- Version of Record online: 13 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAY 1971
Electrical brain stimulation in puppies during the first week of life was correlated with crawling from a demonstrably preferred to nonpreferred tactual stimulus. Preferences changed when the structures stimulated were the same as reward areas in adult mammals, thus demonstrating that electrical stimulation in the infant brain has positive reinforcement value.