Alex Ibáñez

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Recognition and avoidance of conspecifics based on chemical cues could reduce the risk of aggressive interactions between males. Success in agonistics encounters with unfamiliar males should be lower than with previously known familiar males. Then, males should avoid the chemicals from unfamiliar males with respect to those from familiar males. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients typically overmonitor their own behavior, as shown by symptoms of excessive doubt and checking. Although this is well established for the patients' relationship with external stimuli in the environment, no study has explored their monitoring of internal body signals, a process known to be affected in(More)
The subependymal plate of the hypothalamus of the hamster has been studied in this work. Our observations with the electron microscope show that the basal surface of the ependymal cells in this area are situated directly over the astrocytic elements. Ultrastructural studies which indicate two types of glial cells in the subependymal plate contradicted by(More)
The ciliated ependyma of the hypothalamus of the hanster (Cricetus cricetus) consists of a sheet of cells, the luminal surface of which is reflected over cilia and numerous microvilli. The lateral portions of the plasmalemma of contiguous cells are fused at some sites to from junctions of five layers, the zonula occludens. These fusions occur usually in(More)
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