Luiz Eduardo Ribeiro Do Valle

Learn More
Nonspecific lesion and stimulation methods have suggested that the hypothalamus is critical for the expression of defensive behavior, although the organization of neural circuits mediating such behavior is unclear. In the rat hypothalamus, we found that increased Fos levels were restricted to specific cell groups following presentation of a stimulus(More)
This study aims to characterize more closely the different populations of GABA(A) receptors present on the cerebellar granule cells of the rat. The effects of two divalent cations, Zn(2+) and Cd(2+), on GABA-activated chloride currents were studied using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Zinc cations inhibit differently the peak and the steady-state(More)
1. The central structures responsible for the gastrosecretory effect of cytoglucopoenia caused by 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) were investigated in 105 cats prepared with chronic gastric fistulae and subjected to various experimental procedures. 2. Bilateral electrolytic lesion of the caudalmost two thirds of globus pallidus almost suppressed the secretory(More)
AIM The cognitive deficits present in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) are not yet well characterized. Attention, considered to be the brain mechanism responsible for the selection of sensory stimuli, could be disturbed in DMD, contributing, at least partially, to the observed global cognitive deficit. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
An alternative to the Stroop Color-Word Test (SCWT), denominated the Colored Numbers Test (CNT), was developed to evaluate the selective attention of illiterate individuals. A total of 30 volunteers with basic education (control group) and 30 illiterate volunteers (experimental group) performed the SCWT and the CNT. Volunteers had to name the color of the(More)
The influence of educational status on perceptual-motor performance has not been investigated. The single- and dual-task performances of 15 Low educated adults (9 men, 6 women; M age=24.1 yr.; 6-9 yr. of education) and 15 Higher educated adults (8 men, 7 women; M age=24.7 yr.; 10-13 yr. of education) were compared. The perceptual task consisted of verbally(More)
  • 1