Caudate unit activity in freely moving cats: effects of phasic auditory and visual stimuli

Robert E. Strecker, George F. Steinfels, Elizabeth D. Abercrombie, Barry L. Jacobs

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Abstract

Quantitative analyses of the single unit responses to sensory stimuli were made in caudate nucleus in the unanesthetized freely moving cat. Over half of the cells were responsive to repetitive presentation of simple sensory stimuli. Typically, neurons gave similar responses to both auditory (click) and visual (flash) stimuli. This study confirms previous reports of the polysensory response characteristics of caudate nucleus neurons, and extends these observations to the freely moving animal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Volume329
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

Keywords

  • caudate nucleus
  • freely moving cat
  • sensory stimulation
  • single unit activity

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    Strecker, R. E., Steinfels, G. F., Abercrombie, E. D., & Jacobs, B. L. (1985). Caudate unit activity in freely moving cats: effects of phasic auditory and visual stimuli. Brain Research, 329(1-2), 350-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/0006-8993(85)90548-7