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Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
PART I: BACKGROUND The Development of Neuropsychology Origins of the Human Brain and Behavior Organization of the Nervous System The Structure and Electrical Activity of Neurons Communication betweenExpand
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Cortical and subcortical lesions impair skilled walking in the ladder rung walking test: a new task to evaluate fore- and hindlimb stepping, placing, and co-ordination
The ladder rung walking test is a new task to assess skilled walking and measure both forelimb and hindlimb placing, stepping, and inter-limb co-ordination. Rats spontaneously walk from a startingExpand
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Loss of the innate cortical engram for action patterns used in skilled reaching and the development of behavioral compensation following motor cortex lesions in the rat
  • I. Whishaw
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropharmacology
  • 1 April 2000
Damage to the motor cortex of the rat (Rattus norvegicus) impairs skilled movements used in reaching for food with the contralateral forepaw. Nevertheless, there is substantial recovery in successExpand
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An Introduction to Brain and Behavior
What Are the Origins of Brain and Behavior? How Does the Nervous System Function? What are the Units of Nervous System Function? How Do Neurons Transmit Information? How Do Neurons Communicate andExpand
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A behavioural analysis of spatial localization following electrolytic, kainate- or colchicine-induced damage to the hippocampal formation in the rat
This experiment examines the notion that in the rat the hippocampal formation is an essential structure in the neurological representation of spatial abilities. Spatial localization by rats withExpand
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Brain plasticity and behavior.
Brain plasticity refers to the brain's ability to change structure and function. Experience is a major stimulant of brain plasticity in animal species as diverse as insects and humans. It is nowExpand
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Animal models of neurological deficits: how relevant is the rat?
Animal models of neurological deficits are essential for the assessment of new therapeutic options. It has been suggested that rats are not as appropriate as primates for the symptomatic modelling ofExpand
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Variation in visual acuity within pigmented, and between pigmented and albino rat strains
Many researchers assume that laboratory rats have poor vision, and accordingly, that they need not consider differences in the visual function of rats as a consequence of strain or experience.Expand
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The structure of skilled forelimb reaching in the rat: A proximally driven movement with a single distal rotatory component
The movements of rats trained to reach through an aperture for food pellets, located on a shelf, were videorecorded and filmed from lateral and ventral perspectives for analysis using Eshkol-WachmanExpand
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Paw and limb use in skilled and spontaneous reaching after pyramidal tract, red nucleus and combined lesions in the rat: behavioral and anatomical dissociations
The pyramidal tract and red nucleus send prominent projections to the spinal cord and are thought to co-operate in producing skilled movements. In the present study, skilled reaching for food locatedExpand
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