Gary D Coover

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The hippocampus has been suggested to be involved in spatial (or configural) memory and also in the inhibition of certain response or goal alternatives. An increasing number of anatomical, physiological, and behavioral studies indicate that the hippocampus is functionally heterogeneous along the dorsal-ventral axis. Identification of distinct behavioral(More)
The plasma corticosterone levels of rats were examined prior to their morning meal on Days 1, 7 and 20 of a regimen of 1 hr access daily to food mash and water. The relationship between external cues and meal provision was varied by feeding some groups immediately upon room entry each morning, and others with a variable interval 90-min delay. On Day 1,(More)
Previous studies have suggested that the hippocampus may play an important role in some forms of inhibitory learning. The goal of the present study was to assess whether the hippocampus is also important for inhibition of fear acquired after serial feature-negative discrimination training. Rats were given aspiration lesions of the hippocampus either before(More)
The effects of amygdala lesions on passive avoidance of drinking (dPA) and social interactions in a resident-intruder test were examined in two experiments that utilized different lines of Long-Evans hooded rats. The lesions were fairly well restricted to the rostral half of the central nucleus (rACe), or the cholinergically richly innervated basolateral(More)
Cathodal electrolytic lesions of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) at posterior hypothalamic levels in male hooded rats produced a mild, transient hypodipsia and lowered jump thresholds to footshock. The lesions produced marked deficits in passive avoidance performance in a paradigm that paired discrete, linearly incrementing footshock intensities with(More)