Amanda Holley

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A specially adapted microelectrode driver device has been used to record the spontaneous activity of neurons in the olfactory bulb of awake rabbits. Several parameters of this activity were studied in 78 neurons of conscious animals. A second experiment was performed to investigate anaesthetic-induced modifications of the spike discharge initially recorded(More)
The changes in single unit activity induced by short odour presentations were studied in the olfactory bulbs of awake rabbits. 1. It was found that an accurate evaluation of the cell responses required the separate processing of the inspiration- and expiration-related activity. 2. Three main types of response were observed during odour presentation. One was(More)
In the frog, antidromic electrical stimulation of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve (NV-ob) evokes a slow potential in the olfactory mucosa, modifies the activity of receptor cells and modulates the responses to odour. Substance P (SP) application evokes similar electrical responses. These results imply that the functioning of the olfactory(More)
We previously reported that in a eusocial rodent, the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), traditional neural sex differences were absent; instead, neural dimorphisms were associated with breeding status. Here we examined the same neural regions previously studied in naked mole-rats in a second eusocial species, the Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys(More)
The electrical activity of single olfactory receptor cells was studied under electrical polarization of the olfactory epithelium in the frog. 1. The spontaneous discharge frequency varied as a linear function of the polarizing current in the range 1--20 X 10(--6)A. 2. Surface positive polarizations caused the spike activity to increase; surface-negative(More)
1. Different regions of the frog's olfactory epithelium were stimulated with nine glass micropipettes either individually or simultaneously in different combinations. The stimulus was a positive electrical pulse (4 s) consisting of a progressive increase, a plateau, and a progressive decrease in current intensity. Extra- and intracellular recordings were(More)
The effects of acetylcholine (ACh) and substance P (SP) on the unit activity of receptor cells recorded from the superfused frog olfactory mucosa were studied. Single neurones were excited or, more rarely, depressed by the application of chemicals. Cholinergic antagonists were used to investigate the involvement of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors in the(More)
Thirty-one olfactory bulb neurons were recorded in the olfactory bulbs of unanaesthetized rabbits during repeated stimulations. Their single-unit activity associated with the inspiratory phases of the respiratory cycles and that associated with the expiratory phases were processed separately. When responses were classified into 3 types, i.e., excitation,(More)