Martine Cattarelli

Frédérique Datiche8
David Dardou4
Fabienne Liénard3
Florence Roullet2
8Frédérique Datiche
4David Dardou
3Fabienne Liénard
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We present a mathematical analysis of the piriform cortex activity in rats. Experimental data were obtained by means of optical recording of fluorescent signals driven by neuronal activity. From these data, we determined the numerical value of the relaxation time for the pyramidal cell activity in layers II and III and the time latency map for bulb(More)
The long-chain polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (n-3 PUFA), particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are abundantly present in the central nervous system and play an important role in cognitive functions such as learning and memory. We, therefore, investigated the effects of n-3 PUFA-depletion in rats (F2 generation) on the learning of an olfactory(More)
When simultaneous presentation of odor and taste cues precedes illness, rats acquire robust aversion to both conditioned stimuli. Such a phenomenon referred to as taste-potentiated odor aversion (TPOA) requires information processing from two sensory modalities. Whether similar or different brain networks are activated when TPOA memory is retrieved by(More)
When an odor is paired with a delayed illness, rats acquire a relatively weak odor aversion. In contrast, rats develop a strong aversion to an olfactory cue paired with delayed illness if it is presented simultaneously with a gustatory cue. Such a conditioning effect has been referred to as taste-potentiated odor aversion learning (TPOA). TPOA is an(More)
The aim of this experiment was to determine if a task of associative olfactory learning, based on the ethological repertory of rats and learnt rapidly in 5 successive trials, could modify slow wave sleep (SWS) and/or paradoxical sleep (PS) duration after learning and/or after a retrieval-reactivation test 24 h later. Somnopolygraphic recordings were(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of aging on learning and retrieval of taste-potentiated odor aversion (TPOA). TPOA, which involves processing of odor, gustatory, and visceral cues, is a particular form of learning important to food selection. The experiment was carried out on young (1.5 month), adult (12 months), and old (20-24(More)
By using Fos immunocytochemistry, we investigated the activation in olfactory-related areas at three stages (the first and fourth days of conditioning and complete acquisition) of an olfactory discrimination learning task. The trained rats (T) had to associate one odour of a pair with water-reward within a four-arm maze whereas pseudo-trained (P) rats were(More)
Depending on the brain networks involved, aging is not accompanied by a general decrease in learning and memory capabilities. We demonstrated previously that learning and retrieval of taste potentiated odor aversion (TPOA) is preserved, and even slightly improved, in senescent rats showing some memory deficiencies in cognitive tasks (Dardou, Datiche, &(More)
The piriform cortex (PCx) and related structures such as hippocampus and frontal cortex could play an important role in olfactory memory. We investigated their involvement in learning the biological value of an odor cue, i.e. predicting reward or non-reward in a two-odor discrimination task. Rats were sacrificed after stimulation by either rewarded or(More)
The piriform cortex is a large paleocortical area which receives direct projections from the olfactory bulb. In order to study the spatiotemporal distribution of the piriform cortex activity, we chose optical recording of the responses evoked by olfactory bulb electrical stimulation. Such a stimulation elicited a large signal corresponding to cortical(More)
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