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In daily life, memories are intertwined events. Little is known about the mechanisms involved in their interactions. Using two hippocampus-dependent (spatial object recognition and contextual fear conditioning) and one hippocampus-independent (conditioned taste aversion) learning tasks, we show that in rats subjected to weak training protocols that induce(More)
Long-term memory (LTM) consolidation requires the synthesis of plasticity-related proteins (PRPs). In addition, we have shown recently that LTM formation also requires the setting of a "learning tag" able to capture those PRPs. Weak training, which results only in short-term memory, can set a tag to use PRPs derived from a temporal-spatial closely related(More)
In the present study we describe the cell types containing immunoreactive vasoactive intestinal peptide (IR-VIP) in rat thymus, spleen, and lymph nodes. Indirect immunofluorescence staining and flow cytometry indicated that all lymphoid organs studied contained VIP-positive cells, with the spleen and lymph nodes having a higher proportion than the thymus.(More)
Recently encoded information can be lost in the presence of new information, a process called 'retrograde interference'. Retrograde interference has been extensively described for more than a century; however, little is known about its underlying mechanisms. Different approaches agree on the need of the synthesis of plasticity related proteins (PRPs) to(More)
The synaptic tagging and capture theory (STC) was postulated by Frey and Morris in 1997 and provided a strong framework to explain how to achieve synaptic specificity and persistence of electrophysiological-induced plasticity changes. Ten years later, the same argument was applied on learning and memory models to explain the formation of long-term memories,(More)
With the aim of analyzing if object recognition long-term memory (OR-LTM) formation is susceptible to retroactive interference (RI), we submitted rats to sequential sample sessions using the same arena but changing the identity of a pair of objects placed in it. Separate groups of animals were tested in the arena in order to evaluate the LTM for these(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to investigate in rat mesenteric artery rings whether low concentrations of vasopressin could modify the contractile responses to noradrenaline and electrical stimulation of perivascular nerves. 2. Vasopressin (10[10]-10[-7] M) caused concentration-dependent contractions (pD2 = 8.36+/-0.09). The V1-receptor antagonist(More)
Chatbots have been used in different scenarios for getting people interested in CS for decades. However, their potential for teaching basic concepts and their engaging effect has not been measured. In this paper we present a software platform called Chatbot designed to foster engagement while teaching basic CS concepts such as variables, conditionals and(More)
We studied the effects of vasopressin in isolated segments from branches (500-700 micrograms in external diameter) of human middle cerebral arteries obtained during autopsy of 15 patients who had died 3-8 hours before. Paired segments, one normal and the other de-endothelized by gentle rubbing, were mounted for isometric recording of tension in organ baths.(More)
The aim of this work was to evaluate if the intraperitoneal administration of the natural compound hesperidin, in a sedative dose, and neo-hesperidin, a hesperidin structural analog that exerts minor sedative effect, were able to induce changes in intracellular signaling cascades in different areas of the brain. The systemic administration of hesperidin(More)