Mohammad Noorbakhsh

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Long-term potentiation (LTP) is a form of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity that is a candidate cellular mechanism for some forms of learning and memory. Although GABAergic synaptic inhibition plays a critical role in regulating of synaptic plasticity, there is still little known about the GABAergic modulation on LTP induction in chronic preparation.(More)
Neonatal single whisker experience changes the response properties of spared barrel neurons to deflections of principal and adjacent whiskers. However little is known about the temporal characteristics of the paired whisker inputs. To address this issue we used computer controlled mechanical displacement of paired whiskers in control and plucked animals(More)
Controlled mechanical displacement was used to stimulate single whiskers in normal and C-fiber depleted rats to quantitatively examine the role of C-fibers in the response properties of barrel cortical cells. C-fiber depletion using neonatal capsaicin treatment increased the barrel single-unit response magnitude to deflection of both principal and adjacent(More)
In the present study we used computer-controlled mechanical displacement of paired whiskers in normal and C-fiber-depleted rats to quantitatively examine the role of C-fibers in the receptive field properties of barrel cortical cells. In rodents when adjacent whiskers are stimulated prior to the main whisker responses to the main whisker are inhibited, the(More)
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