M Shimokochi

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Two experiments investigated the modulation of event-related brain potentials (ERPs) by semantic context. A prime-target pair was visually presented in each trial of a lexical decision task. For word targets, three types of relatedness conditions were employed: (1) Related word condition (e.g., school-teacher); (2) Neutral word condition (e.g., [symbol: see(More)
Multiple unit activities (MUAs) were recorded from the medial preoptic area (MPO) during copulatory behavior in freely moving male rats. The baseline firing rate in the male MPO was 19.6 spikes/s +/- 7.1 S.E. (n = 14), and it was increased by 36.7% when a female rat was introduced (26.8 spikes/s +/- 8.9 S.E., n = 14). The firing rate remained elevated until(More)
A total of 74 single unit activities was recorded from the medial preoptic-anterior hypothalamic continuum (MPOA) during free copulatory behavior of male rats. Forty-six units (62.2%) showed changed activities during at least one phase of male copulatory movements; 26 units (35.1%) increased in the firing rate during pelvic thrusting; 32 units (43.2%)(More)
Event-related brain potentials (ERPs) were recorded in 28 schizophrenic patients and 26 healthy controls during a word recognition task. In each trial, stimuli consisting of S1 (word) and S2 (word or non-word) were presented. The subjects were required to indicate whether S2 was a word or a non-word by pressing buttons. For both groups, a clear N370 was(More)
ERPs were recorded during a word recognition task to investigate cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Thirteen medicated schizophrenics and 26 normal controls were tested. In each trial a pair of stimuli, S1 (a word) and S2 (a word or a non-word), were presented. The subjects were required to discriminate between a word and a non-word for S2 (lexical(More)
EEG recording was performed, during nest-building behavior (NBB), from the hippocampus and sensorimotor cortex of nulliparous albino rats with simultaneous recordings of EMGs of neck-muscle and eye movements. The duration of NBB varied with a period of 4-5 days. However, the relative durations of behavioral transitions in NBB, i.e., nest-building, grooming,(More)