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The Purkinje cell projection from the cardiovascular region of sublobule b of the uvula (medial area of zone A) has been investigated using anterograde tracing methods in the rabbit. The importance of the integrity of the identified pathways in mediating the cardiovascular responses from the uvula has been studied in subsequent lesioning experiments. Wheat(More)
The vertical vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) was recorded in dark-reared rabbits 3 months of age submitted in the dark to lateral sinusoidal oscillations of different frequencies and fixed amplitude. While the phase of the response was perfectly adequate to ensure head movements compensation, the gain values recorded showed a clear reduction with respect to(More)
The present study has investigated the effects of electrical stimulation of the cerebellar posterior cortex in the conscious rabbit. Stimulation of lobule IX (the uvula) elicited an increase in mean arterial blood pressure and heart rate, accompanied by EEG desynchronization, pupillary dilatation and a specific motor reaction, consisting of pricking of the(More)
The horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) has been recorded electrooculographically in normal infants aged from one to four weeks and in older subjects submitted to sinusoidal oscillations (+/- 15 degrees, 0.05-0.5 Hz) in the dark. The analysis of the dynamic characteristics of the reflex indicates that, at least in the low frequency range, the VOR has(More)
The magnitude of classically conditioned bradycardia was studied in rabbits in which various cerebellar regions (lobule IX or the posterior vermis or the hemispheres) had been removed surgically. Lesions were shown histologically to be restricted to the cortex and the underlying white matter without any damage to the deep cerebellar nuclei. In the(More)
Stimulation of lobule IX (the uvula) of the cerebellar posterior vermis, either electrically or chemically, has been shown to evoke marked cardiovascular effects in both rabbit and cat. Recent experiments suggest that this stimulation can also reduce the responsiveness of neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarii to baroreceptor inputs. The aim of the(More)
Stimulation of a medial region of the cerebellar uvula cortex produces sympathetically mediated cardiovascular effects in the decerebrate rabbit. In the present study the afferents to this cerebellar area have been determined using electrophysiological and neuroanatomical methods. Field potentials of prevalent mossy origin evoked by single-shock stimulation(More)
The contents of serotonin (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in specific brain regions of rabbits dark-reared from birth until 3 months of age are higher than those of controls. After light exposure, 5-HT and 5-HIAA levels become similar to normal values. In adult rabbits kept in darkness for 3 months, 5-HT and 5-HIAA contents increase only in(More)
Rabbits were raised in complete darkness from birth to the age of 3 months. At this age, the animals were submitted to dynamic vestibular stimulation consisting of lateral sinusoidal oscillations of different frequencies and fixed amplitude. The vertical VOR, elicited in complete darkness, was then recorded. While the phase of the response was perfectly(More)
The EMG responses of the vertical eye muscles have been recorded in alert intact rabbits submitted to both dynamic and static natural vestibular stimulations about different axes. Following dynamic vestibular stimulation, the phase lead of the EMG response with respect to head position as well as its sensitivity increased with stimulus frequency in all the(More)