Heather-Dawn Wood

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The zebrafish olfactory system is an attractive model for studying neural processing of chemosensory information. Here we characterize zebrafish olfactory behaviors and their modification through learning, using an apparatus consisting of a circular flow-through tank that allows controlled administration of odorants. When exposed to the amino acids(More)
In this study we have characterized the induction of c-fos mRNA in cerebral cortex in response to unilateral kainate injection into the nucleus basalis. This treatment is associated with an intense stimulation of the ascending pathway and the subsequent induction of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) enzyme activity and ODC mRNA in ipsilateral cerebral cortex(More)
The present study investigated the possible role of ceiling effects in producing laterality effects of small magnitude in dichotic emotion detection. Twenty two right-handed undergraduate students participated in the present experiment. They were required to detect the presence of a target emotion in the expressions tones of happiness, sadness, anger, and(More)
Lesions of the ascending cholinergic pathway from nucleus basalis are known to have profound effects on cortical function. In particular, a substantial potentiation of carbachol-stimulated polyphosphoinositide turnover is detected from 1 day after lesion and is maintained for several days before returning to normal by 1 month. In this study the effect of(More)
Excitotoxin lesion of nucleus basalis with kainate or ibotenate results in degeneration of cholinergic neurones and a subsequent cholinergic deficit in cerebral cortex ipsilateral to the lesion. This lesion is accompanied by a massive increase in ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity in ipsilateral cortex, which was further investigated in this study by(More)
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