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This chapter summarizes behavioral and neurochemical data on the delayed effect of locus coeruleus stimulation on learning capabilities in the rat. The initial observation showed that electrical stimulation of the locus coeruleus of a 15-day-old-rat improved the early stages of acquisition and extinction of a food-reinforced task performed 4 weeks later.(More)
Nauta and Fink-Heimer silver impregnation techniques were used to study the anterior degeneration produced by radiofrequency (RF) or 6-OHDA lesions in the medial and lateral ventral mesencephalic tegmentum (VMT), substantia nigra and dorsalis tegmental decussation (DTD) in rats. Both Nauta and Fine-Heimer impregnating methods showed that RF lesion of the(More)
Intraperitoneal injections of low doses of apomorphine, a dopaminergic receptor agonist, depressed briefly, and then enhanced self-stimulation behaviour in the dorsal area of lateral hypothalamus. In contrast, only depressant effects were observed in the ventral area. These differential effects suggest the presence of a dopaminergic componant in the dorsal(More)
Two sets of experiments have been carried out in an attempt to determine the role of hippocampal cholinergic mechanisms in a long-term memory storage. Three inbred strains of mice were presented with two different learning tasks in order to estimate their long-term retention abilities as well as changes in this ability after a post-trial hippocampal(More)
1. Slow rhythmic theata-type waves were recorded in the sub-interpeduncular ventral mesencephalic tegmentum (VMT) in the rat. This region is one of the parts of the "limbic midbrain area". These waves are recorded during certain attentive waking states, during the execution of voluntary movements and during paradoxical sleep. 2. These rhythmic VMT waves(More)