Marcy E. Rosenfield

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Conditioned eyeblink responses are presumably learned in the cerebellum and relayed to motoneurons by way of the red nucleus. Projections from the red nucleus to cerebellar cortex (Larsell's lobule HVI) could be important for shaping temporally adaptive features of the conditioned response. Rabbits that had pipettes containing wheat germ agglutinated(More)
Sixteen rabbits received classical conditioning of the right nictitating membrane response using a tone CS and electrostimulation of the right eye as the US. Single electrocoagulating RF lesions of the medial portion of the left magnocellular red nucleus eliminated or severely reduced the previously acquired conditioned response. This finding is consistent(More)
Following a single electrocoagulating RF lesion aimed at left red nucleus, rabbits received classical conditioning of the nictitating membrane (NM) response. A tone was the conditioned stimulus (CS) and electrostimulation of the eye was the unconditioned stimulus (US). The US was applied to the right eye during the initial phase of training. It was then(More)
The trajectory of the rubrobulbar tract in rabbit to the level of the accessory abducens nucleus is described: orthograde labeling of fibers of the rubrobulbar tract following horseradish peroxidase implants into red nucleus of 8 animals permitted ad hoc analysis of the effects of brain stem lesions on the rabbit's conditioned nictitating membrane response.(More)
 In classical trace conditioning the acquisition of a conditioned response (CR) is possible even though an interval (the trace interval) elapses between the conditioned stimulus (CS) and unconditioned stimulus (US). This implies that some neural representation of the CS (the stimulus trace) is able to support association between the two stimuli. The medial(More)
Brain projections to the accessory abducens region and dorsolateral pons were investigated in rabbit using implants of crystalline horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Following implantation of HRP in the accessory abducens region (N = 3), labeled cells were observed in the sensory trigeminal nuclei and other regions implicated in the reflex pathway of the(More)
The dorsolateral pontine brain stem was investigated as a possible locus of neural elements mediating the classically conditioned rabbit nictitating membrane response. Lesioning, recording, and stimulating techniques were employed for this purpose. Radio-frequency lesions of the right dorsolateral pons severely impaired both acquisition and retention of the(More)
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