Meral Aşçioğlu

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Several previous studies have reported that cigarette smoking enhances performance of cognitive processing. These enhancements are generally attributed to the pharmacological effects of nicotine, while there is some debate whether the effects of smoking/nicotine are a result of recovery from abstinence. Evoked potentials (EPs) and event related potentials(More)
Female/male cognitive differences have been studied for some time; however, such differences in Turkish population is unknown. Evoked potentials (EPs) of the brain have been applied as an index of information processing in a wide variety of normal and cognitive impaired subjects. Scalp event-related potentials (ERP) evoked by auditory stimuli were recorded(More)
Plasma myeloperoxidase (MPO) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activities, and malondialdehyde (MDA), ceruloplasmin (Cp), transferrin (TF), thiol (SH), selenium (Se) and copper (Cu) levels were determined in patients with Behçet's disease (BD), in order to investigate whether the plasma antioxidant defense system is impaired in BD. When compared to(More)
In this study, using auditory sequences, the authors designed an examination with three phases of stimulus-driven attention that is based on the possibility that involuntarily time shifts of attention are caused by nonunique stimulus properties. The purpose was to investigate whether attending and temporal expectancies are influenced by stimulus's(More)
Excessive superoxide radical production and an impaired antioxidant mechanism in both the neutrophils and plasma of patients with Behçet's disease (BD) have been reported. To provide clinical support for the earlier data, erythrocyte membrane integrity was investigated by measuring malondialdehyde (MDA, a marker of lipid peroxidation) levels in the(More)
The present experiment was carried out to investigate elicitation and habituation of the auditory event related potentials with stimulus trains utilizing a short interstimulus intervals (ISI) of 1500 ms. Scalp event related potentials elicited by auditory stimuli were recorded in 10 male subjects. Thirty auditory stimuli were presented binaurally over(More)
Effects of (Grayanotoxin-I) GTX-I, one of the second group of sodium channel toxins, have been investigated on threshold stimulus voltage and upstroke velocity of isolated frog sciatic nerve. GTX-I was isolated from toxic honey obtained from the Black Sea Region of Turkey, and used in the experiments at the concentrations of 3.50(-5), 3.10(-4), 3.10(-3) M.(More)
This study aimed to investigate the usefulness of auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) in rats. To this end, N1, P2 latencies, and the N1-P2 amplitude of responses to different acoustic stimuli from rats, which were implanted with permanent electrodes in the inferior colliculus (IC), were evaluated and used to demonstrate the frequency characteristics of IC(More)
The presence of grayanotoxins (GTX-I, GTX-II and GTX-III) in honey samples from the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea regions of Turkey and the effect of honey containing GTX-I on the threshold stimulus voltage of frog gastrocnemius muscle were studied. We used 2 groups of gastrocnemius muscles isolated from curarized or noncurarized frogs. The threshold(More)
OBJECTIVE In the present study, subclinical lesion involvement was investigated using the P50 component in Behcet`s patients without neurological manifestation. METHODS We performed this clinical research in Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine between December 2000 and November 2001. The studies were carried out on 18 Behcet`s patients without(More)