Juan Luis Ruiz Peña

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Sleep-related changes-including modification in sensory processing-that influence brain and body functions, occur during both slow wave and paradoxical sleep. Our aim was to investigate how cortical auditory neurons behave during the sleep/waking cycle, and to study cell firing patterns in relation to the processing of auditory information without the(More)
After destruction of both cochleae, a significant enhancement of both paradoxical sleep and slow wave sleep together with decreased wakefulness, were observed for up to 45 days. The sleep augmentation consisted of an increment in the number of episodes of both slow wave and paradoxical sleep rather than in the duration of single episodes. The partial(More)
The activity of 52 single auditory units in the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus (IC) was recorded along with cortical and hippocampal (CA1) electrograms and neck muscle electromyograms in behaving, head-restrained guinea pigs during paradoxical sleep (PS) and wakefulness. Sixteen (30%) of the IC auditory units showed positive correlation with the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Numerous studies suggest n -3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n -3 PUFA) and oleic acid intake have beneficial effects on health including risk reduction of coronary heart disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a commercially available skimmed milk supplemented with n -3 PUFA, oleic acid, and vitamins E, B(6), and(More)
To the best of our knowledge, there is no simple way to induce neural networks to shift from waking mode into sleeping mode. Our best guess is that a whole group of neurons would be involved and that the process would develop in a period of time and a sequence which are mostly unknown. The quasi-total sensory deprivation elicits a new behavioral state(More)
The Wulst of birds, which is generally considered homologous with the isocortex of mammals, is an elevation on the dorsum of the telencephalon that is particularly prominent in predatory species, especially those with large, frontally placed eyes, such as owls. The Wulst, therefore, is largely visual, but a relatively small rostral portion is somatosensory(More)
The effects of behavioral shifts on auditory lateral superior olive neurons were analyzed in guinea-pigs during the sleep-waking cycle with single unit extracellular recordings at the unit characteristic frequency and with low sound intensity. Shifts in the number of spikes in response to pure tones and in spontaneous firing proved to be closely related to(More)
The effects of waking and sleep on the response properties of auditory units in the ventral cochlear nucleus (CN) were explored by using extracellular recordings in chronic guinea-pigs. Significant increases and decreases in firing rate were detected in two neuronal groups, a) the "sound-responding" and b) the "spontaneous" (units that do not show responses(More)
BACKGROUND Some controversy remains about the potential applicability of cognitive potentials for evaluating the cerebral activity associated with cognitive capacity. A fundamental requirement is that these neurophysiological parameters show a high level of stability over time. Previous studies have shown that the reliability of diverse parameters of the P3(More)
INTRODUCTION Follow-up of patients undergoing surgery for hepatic echinococcosis (HE) is essential to ensure the absence of infection. The aim of this study was to determine the behavior over time of specific IgG and IgE to Echinococcus granulosus determined by the ELISA technique (ELISA-IgG and ELISA-IgE) in patients undergoing surgery for HE. MATERIAL(More)