Jessica Forde

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The development of tolerance to the stimulatory action of caffeine upon mesencephalic reticular neurons and upon spontaneous locomotor activity was evaluated in rats after two weeks of chronic exposure to low doses of caffeine (5-10 mg/kg/day via their drinking water). These doses are achievable through dietary intake of caffeine-containing beverages in(More)
The quality of communication in videoconferencing is compromised by the fact that participants cannot maintain eye contact. We propose an original solution to this problem. Using color and depth information from a Kinect camera, we will use a Conditional Random Field to model each participant's eye position in 3D space, which will allow us to reorient the(More)
The effects of caffeine and d-amphetamine sulfate were evaluated upon single unit activity of medial thalamus in chloral hydrate anesthetized rats. Single unit activity recorded extracellularly with platinum-iridium microelectrodes. It was found that caffeine, 0.1 to 0.5 mg/kg i.v., markedly suppressed and that amphetamine, 0.1 to 1 mg/kg i.v., markedly(More)
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