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The original version of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) was published by Parsell and Bligh (1999). Three sub-scales with acceptable or high internal consistencies were suggested, however two publications suggested different sub-scales. An investigation into how to improve the reliability for use of the RIPLS instrument with(More)
Impairments in attentional functions and capacities represent core aspects of the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. Attentional performance has been demonstrated to depend on the integrity and activity of cortical cholinergic inputs. The neurobiological, behavioral, and cognitive effects of repeated exposure to psychostimulants model important aspects of(More)
Microglia, the resident macrophages of the central nervous system (CNS), are activated rapidly in response to neuronal injury. In the search for factors which regulate inflammation resulting from pathology in the CNS, it is logical to focus on changes in the local environment which occur following neuronal death. These include transient alterations in(More)
In a previous study, male laboratory mice experimentally immunodepressed with anti-thymocyte serum (ATS) showed changes in behaviour (aggression, general locomotory activity, and sleeping) and testosterone that are consistent with decision-making being modulated adaptively with respect to immunocompetence. We tested this idea further by repeating the(More)
Recent ideas suggest that current immunocompetence may act as a constraint on behavioural and physiological decisions, where these risk imposing an additional burden on immune function. We tested this in the context of time budgeting and the secretion of the potentially immunodepressive hormones testosterone and corticosterone, by treating adult male CFLP(More)
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