Brittany Gibson

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Hyperacusis, a marked intolerance to normal environmental sound, is a common symptom in patients with tinnitus, Williams syndrome, autism, and other neurologic diseases. It has been suggested that an imbalance of excitation and inhibition in the central auditory system (CAS) may play an important role in hyperacusis. Recent studies found that noise(More)
The goal of the study was to measure spontaneous and amphetamine-induced motor and locomotor activity in three selectively bred lines of male Long-Evans rats. The number of 50 kHz ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) emitted in response to heterospecific play with human hand ("tickling") had been measured daily in these lines of rats from 21 to 24 days of age,(More)
BACKGROUND Behavioral studies using pharmacological manipulations that increase neuronal activity of the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) have implicated the CeA in enhancement of memory modulation. To date, however, there has been a dearth of studies investigating the effect of a drug that decreases CeA activity on memory modulation-a drug that(More)
The effect of systemically administered propranolol was determined on spontaneous activity of neurons in the central nucleus (CeA) of the amygdala, a brain site implicated in fear-related learning and memory. Extracellular recordings of single units in the CeA were obtained in vivo from rats administered saline or the centrally and peripherally acting(More)
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