Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Rats were chronically implanted with stimulating electrodes in one caudate nucleus. Under light anaesthesia they received daily electrical stimulation (100-400 microA/HZ) for 30 min on 4 consecutive days. During this period, and for up to 3 subsequent days, tests for possible circling behaviour in response to administration of apomorphine i.p. were performed daily. Turning occurred towards the treated side and was reversible. The possibility is discussed that high levels of dopamine are released into the striatum during electrical stimulation, inducing transient subsensitivity of striatal dopamine receptors.

Original publication




Journal article


Neurosci Lett

Publication Date





297 - 303


Animals, Caudate Nucleus, Electric Stimulation, Functional Laterality, Male, Motor Activity, Rats, Rats, Inbred Strains, Rotation, Wakefulness