Pedro Castro Borges

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Behavioral and autonomic effects of microinjections of bicuculline--a GABA receptor antagonist--into ventral aspects of the inferior colliculus (IC) produced a behavioral activation together with jumps. This activation was similar to escape behavior that has been induced from periventricular structures although it was neither as explosive as that observed(More)
Subliminal and threshold functions of behavioral output to electrical stimulation of the rat mesencephalic tectum were fitted using the logistic model. The results suggest the existence of isotopic albeit anisotropic freezing and flight mechanisms in the dorsal periaqueductal gray and deep layers of the superior colliculus. Moreover, the marked parallelism(More)
Electrical stimulation of the dorsal periaqueductal gray (DPAG) elicits autonomic responses similar to those following peripheral pain stimulation. The present study analyzes the effects of morphine and midazolan applied to the same DPAG site on the autonomic responses induced by both types of stimulation. Both drugs attenuated the increase in heart rate(More)
Electrical stimulation of the mesencephalic tectum elicits behavioral and autonomic responses similar to those following peripheral noxious stimulation. Benzodiazepine and opioid compounds attenuate escape behavior induced by electrical stimulation of the dorsal periaqueductal gray (PAG) and deep layers of the superior colliculus (SC). The present study(More)
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