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James Olds (1216)

Interests
Experimental, physiological and comparative, psychopharmacology
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1922, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died
1976, Laguna Beach, California, USA
Short Biography
James Olds (May 30, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois - August 21, 1976 in California) was an American psychologist who co-discovered the pleasure center of the brain with Peter Milner while he was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in 1954. He is ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1947
  • MA Harvard University, 1951
  • PhD Harvard University 1952
Appointments & Honors
  • Professor, California Institute of Technology
  • Newcome-Cleveland Prize, AAAS (with N.E. Miller), 1956
  • Hoffheimer Prize, American Psychiatric Association, 1958
  • Warren Medal, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1962
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1967
  • Kittay International Award, Kittay Scientific Foundation, 1976
Principal Publications
  • 1954 Positive reinforcement produced by electrical stimulation of the septa! area and other regions of the rat brain. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 47, 419-28 (with P. Milner).
  • 1956 The Growth and Structure of Motives. Free Press.
  • 1958 Effects of hunger and male sex hormone on self-stimulation of the brain. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 51, 320-4.
  • 1958 Satiation effects in self-stimulation of the brain. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 51, 675-8.
  • 1961 Emotions and associative mechanisms in rat brain. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 54, 120-6 (with M. E. Olds).
  • 1961 Hypothalamic substrates of reward. Physiological Reviews, 42, 554-604.
  • 1962 Identical 'feeding and rewarding' systems in the lateral hypothalamus of rats. Science, 135, 374-5 (with D. L. Margules).
  • 1964 Subcortical lesions and maze retention in the rat. Experimental Neurology, 10, 296-304 (with M. E. Olds and D. Hogberg).
  • 1966 The limbic system and behavioral reinforcement. In Progress in Brain Research, vol. 27. Elsevier.
  • 1972 Learning centers of rat brain mapped by measuring latencies of conditioned unit responses. Journal a/Neurophysiology, 35, 202-19 (with J. P. Disterhoft, M. Segal, C. L. Kornblith and R. Hirsch).
  • 1972 Mapping the mind onto the brain. In F. G. Worden, J. P. Swazey and G. Adelman (eds), The Neurosciences: Path of Discovery. MIT Press.