Effect of deafferentation on a conditioned avoidance response

Academic Article


  • To determine whether peripheral afferent pathways could be bypassed in the performance of purposive movement, a group of monkeys was trained to avoid shock by flexing a forelimb in response to an auditory stimulus. The dorsal roots of the responding limb were then sectioned. Postoperatively it was found that the affected limb could be reconditioned.
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    Published In

  • Science  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Knapp HD; Taub E; Berman AJ
  • Start Page

  • 842
  • End Page

  • 843
  • Volume

  • 128
  • Issue

  • 3328