Michael J. Mana

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Stimulation of the periaqueductal grey (PAG) has been used to support aversive conditioning in a variety of species with several experimental paradigms. However, it has not been clearly demonstrated whether the behavioral changes produced by PAG stimulation in these paradigms are mediated by associative or nonassociative mechanisms. The present studies(More)
Ethanol (1.5 g/kg) administered intraperitoneally to kindled rats blocked the seizures normally elicited in these subjects by electrical stimulation of the amygdala. Tolerance to this anticonvulsant effect developed following a series of ethanol intubations delivered at 48-hr intervals only when an amygdaloid stimulation was administered during each period(More)
Pyrithiamine-induced thiamine deficiency (PTD) in rats is used to model the etiology, diencephalic neuropathology, and memory deficits of Korsakoff's amnesia. We assessed the performance of rats exposed to PTD on a test of object recognition--nonrecurring-items delayed nonmatching-to-sample (DNMS). PTD produced thalamic lesions similar to those of(More)
The effect of convulsive stimulation during periods of drug exposure on the development of tolerance to the anticonvulsant effects of carbamazepine (CBZ), diazepam (DZP), or sodium valproate (VPA) was studied in three similar experiments. In each experiment, amygdala-kindled rats were assigned to one of three groups: one group received a drug injection(More)
The involvement of serotonin type-2 (S2) receptors in morphine-induced analgesia was assessed by challenging the effect of 10 mg/kg of morphine sulphate (IP) with the S2 receptor blockers, pirenperone and ketanserin. Tail-flick latencies were assessed at 0, 30, 60, 90 and 120 min after injections by measuring the time that it took each rat to remove its(More)
We assessed the development of tolerance to the anticonvulsant effects of carbamazepine (CBZ), diazepam (DZP), and sodium valproate (VPA) on convulsions elicited by amygdala stimulation in kindled rats in three similar experiments. In each experiment, amygdala-kindled rats were assigned to a drug group or to a corresponding vehicle control group. The rats(More)
Large scale neural dynamics of rhythmic sensorimotor corrdination and stability" (2010). In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree at Western Washington University, I grant to Western Washington University the non-exclusive royalty-free right to archive, reproduce, distribute, and display the thesis in any(More)
The development of acute tolerance to the motor impairment and anticonvulsant effects of ethanol was examined. Acute tolerance to the motor impairment effect of ethanol was shown by a decrease in the degree of intoxication, as measured on the moving belt task, at higher blood ethanol levels ranging from 206 to 256 mg/dl. There was no evidence of acute(More)
The selectivity of Ro 15-4513 in reversing the actions of sedative-hypnotic drugs was examined. The motor impairment induced by i.p. administration of 1.8 g/kg of ethanol was partially reversed by doses of Ro 15-4513 ranging from 2-8 mg/kg. Antagonism of the similar effect induced by 20 mg/kg of pentobarbital was observed only at the 8 mg/kg dose of Ro(More)
Ethanol (1.5 g/kg) administered intraperitoneally to kindled rats blocks the seizures normally elicited by electrical stimulation of the amygdala. Tolerance to this anticonvulsant effect develops following a series of ethanol injections delivered at 48-hr intervals only when an amygdaloid stimulation is administered during each period of ethanol(More)
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