Caudate stimulation and retrograde amnesia: Amnesia threshold and gradient

Paul E. Gold, Richard A. King

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This experiment determined the threshold stimulation intensity needed for production of retrograde amnesia with 60 Hz caudate stimulation. With the stimulation parameters used, the necessary intensity is between 1 and 1.5 mA. This stimulation is an effective amnesic agent when administered 15 min, but not 60 min, after training. The possibility that these results relate to brain seizure thresholds, and only secondarily to retrograde amnesia thresholds, is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-715
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioral Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1972
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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