Núbio Negrão

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Restricted microelectrophoretic injections either of free horseradish peroxidase or of horseradish peroxidase conjugated with wheat germ agglutinin were given to albino rats in order to study the afferent connections of structures of the subthalamic region. The results suggest that the zona incerta receives its main input from several territories of the(More)
The afferent connections of the nuclei reticularis pontis oralis and caudalis were studied experimentally in the rat by the aid of either free horseradish peroxidase or horseradish peroxidase conjugated with wheat germ agglutinin used as retrograde tracers. The results suggest that the nucleus reticularis pontis oralis receives its main input from the zona(More)
The study of the neural basis of predatory behavior has been largely neglected over the recent years. Using an ethologically based approach, we presently delineate the prosencephalic systems mobilized during predation by examining Fos immunoreactivity in rats performing insect hunting. These results were further compared with those obtained from animals(More)
The efferent concentrations of the olfactory bulb (OB) in the opossum (Didelphis marsupialis aurita) were studied by the aid of the Fink-Heimer technique. Following lesions restricted to the OB, ipsilateral degenerating fibers entered the lateral olfactory tract and were treated to terminal fields essentially limited to the outer portion of the plexiform(More)
Macaques were trained to respond to electrical excitation applied through electrodes permanently implanted within or upon striate cortex. Threshold current for the animal to detect this stimulation was highly consistent from day to day and, in the absence of tissue encapsulation of the electrodes or deliberately inflicted damage, remained stable(More)
Macaques indicated their detection of onset or alteration of 0.2-ms pulses applied in various configurations through electrodes implanted in striate cortex. When microelectrodes were introduced and left in place, the threshold for detection of 100-Hz pulses nearly doubled within 24 h. However, for chronically implanted platinum-alloy macroelectrodes(More)
UNLABELLED To study the thermal response of interscapular brown fat (IBF) to norepinephrine (NE), urethan-anesthetized rats (1.2 g/kg ip) maintained at 28-30 degrees C received a constant venous infusion of NE (0-2 x 10(4) pmol/min) over a period of 60 min. IBF temperatures (T(IBF)) were recorded with a small thermistor fixed under the IBF pad. Data were(More)
It is proposed that the corpus callosum has a major role in the processes of memory; first, by providing access by each hemisphere to memory traces stored in the other, and second, by controlling the formation of memory traces in such a way that they are laid down in only one hemisphere instead of in both. This dual mechanism would have the effect of(More)
The afferent connections of the mesencephalic reticular formation were studied experimentally in the rat by the aid of the retrograde horseradish peroxidase tracer technique. The results suggest that the rostral portion of the mesencephalic reticular formation receives its main input from the cerebral cortex, the zona incerta and the fields of Forel, the(More)