Antonio D R Agüera

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The amygdala is considered a crucial brain nucleus in different modalities of aversive conditioning, including flavor aversion learning (FAL). The importance attributed to the amygdala and its subnuclei has frequently depended on the different stimuli and procedures used in FAL tasks. In this study, FAL was impaired only in animals that had lesions in the(More)
Food preferences have been investigated in Wistar rats utilizing a learned concurrent flavor preference behavioral procedure. Previous studies have demonstrated that the perivagal administration of neurotoxin capsaicin disrupts the learning of preferences induced by intragastric administration of rewarding nutrients (pre-digested milk). The vagus nerve(More)
The central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) is considered to be involved in different affective, sensory, regulatory, and acquisition processes. This study analyzed whether electrical stimulation of the PB-CeA system induces preferences in a concurrent place preference (cPP) task, as observed after stimulation of the parabrachial-insular cortex (PB-IC) axis.(More)
Sensory information from the upper gastrointestinal tract is critical in food intake regulation. Signals from different levels of the digestive system are processed to the brain, among other systems, via the vagus nerve, which mainly projects towards the nucleus of the solitary tract (NST). The objective of this study was to analyze the participation of the(More)
The role of opiate systems has been extensively studied in relation to learning and memory. Naloxone (Nx), an opiate antagonist, was administrated in concurrent (Experiment 1) and sequential (Experiment 2) flavor aversion learning (FAL) tasks. The outcomes demonstrate that Nx impairs the acquisition of concurrent but not sequential FAL. In the concurrent(More)
Sensory information from the gastrointestinal system can be transmitted to the brain through the vagus nerve, the intermediate-caudal region of the nucleus of the solitary tract (NST), and various subnuclei of the parabrachial complex, notably the external lateral subnucleus (LPBe). The objective of the present study was to examine the relevance of this(More)
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