Nazan Dolu

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Some evidence suggests that sleep deprivation might impair synaptic plasticity and produce oxidative stress in the hippocampus. However it is not clear whether impairment of long-term potentiation depends on the oxidative stress evoked by sleep deprivation protocol. In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of a 21-day sleep deprivation period on(More)
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)
Carnosine is a dipeptide formed of the amino acids β-alanine and histidine. Only a limited number of studies have examined the effects of carnosine on sympathetic nerve activation and anxiety. The present study was undertaken to determine the dose-related effects of carnosine on anxiety in the elevated T-maze test (ETM) with electrodermal activity (EDA).(More)
The conditioning-testing P50 paradigm is used to demonstrate sensory gating of responsiveness to auditory stimuli. Sensory gating is measured in terms of a suppression of the second (test) P50 component in that paradigm. The time course of sensory gating can be determined by examining subjects' gating of responsiveness to stimuli repeated at various(More)
This study investigated the relationship between hyperglycemia and electrodermal activity (EDA) parameters in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rats. The article evaluates the course of development of neurophysiological alterations in the peripheral nervous system in diabetic rats through EDA. Rats were made diabetic using a moderate dose of STZ (DI)(More)
  • Nazan Dolu
  • 2007
We investigated effect of glycine on anxiety at different doses using electrodermal activity and an elevated-plus maze. A single dose of glycine was injected intraperitoneally into three different groups of mice at 250 mg/kg, 750 mg/kg, and 1250 mg/kg. The anxiety scores with the elevated-plus maze, consisting of two open arms and two enclosed arms, were(More)
Central sensory filtering processes can be demonstrated using a paired stimulus paradigm. Normal humans show a diminished, vertex-recorded mid-latency (50 ms) of auditory evoked potential to the second of paired clicks (0.5 s apart), a phenomenon termed as auditory gating. A loss of 50 ms in auditory gating is strongly related to psychosis. The N40 auditory(More)
Omega-3 fatty acid deprivation during development reduces performance in learning tasks, and dietary DHA supplementation improves learning ability and enhances long term memory in both young and old animals. However, little attention has been paid to the effect of maternal intake of Omega-3 fatty acids on hippocampal function in their pups. Randomly some of(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)