John L. Baker

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Exposure to low-levels of lead (Pb) during early development has been implicated in behavioral abnormalities and cognitive deficits in children. The present study is focused on developmental changes in hippocampus and cerebellum of rats following perinatal exposure to Pb. Pregnant rats were exposed to 0.2% Pb-acetate from gestation day 6 (GD 6) through(More)
The origins and functional significance of theta phase precession in the hippocampus remain obscure, in part, because of the difficulty of reproducing hippocampal place cell firing in experimental settings where the biophysical underpinnings can be examined in detail. The present study concerns a neurobiologically based computational model of the emergence(More)
Although associational/commissural (A/C) and perforant path (PP) inputs to CA3b pyramidal cells play a central role in hippocampal mnemonic functions, the active and passive processes that shape A/C and PP AMPA and NMDA receptor-mediated unitary EPSP/EPSC (AMPA and NMDA uEPSP/uEPSC) have not been fully characterized yet. Here we find no differences in(More)
Despite the central position of CA3 pyramidal cells in the hippocampal circuit, the experimental investigation of their synaptic properties has been limited. Recent slice experiments from adult rats characterized AMPA and NMDA receptor unitary synaptic responses in CA3b pyramidal cells. Here, excitatory synaptic activation is modeled to infer biophysical(More)