Ricardo Dunia

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Sinusoidally amplitude-modulated (SAM) noise was monaurally presented to the neotropical frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui, while recording intracellularly from auditory-nerve fibers. Neuronal phase locking was measured to the SAM noise envelope in the form of a period histogram. The modulation depth was changed (in 10% steps) until the threshold modulation(More)
We examined the effect of augmenting the activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors during tetanic stimulation of the corpus callosum. Excitatory postsynaptic potentials were recorded from striatal neurons in an in vitro brain slice bathed in either normal or Mg(2+)-free artificial cerebrospinal fluid. Post-tetanic potentiation was followed by a(More)
1. Synapse formation and synapse elimination were studied in the pectoral muscle of Xenopus laevis. 2. Histology showed that fibres were not added during postmetamorphic growth. Most fibres were innervated at two widely separated junctions and this number did not change as frogs grew. 3. Intracellular recording revealed that fibres with two junctions could(More)
1. The influence of age on striatal neuron Ca2+ physiology was studied through an analysis of intracellularly recorded Ca(2+)-mediated plateau potentials. In vitro brain slices from young and aged rats were treated with the K+ channel blocker tetraethylammonium (30 mM) to facilitate the expression of plateau potentials. A sample of neurons was also filled(More)