Samantha Shepherd

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The discovery of "mirror neurons" in area F5 of the ventral premotor cortex has prompted many theories as to their possible function. However, the identity of mirror neurons remains unknown. Here, we investigated whether identified pyramidal tract neurons (PTNs) in area F5 of two adult macaques exhibited "mirror-like" activity. About half of the 64 PTNs(More)
This study tested the hypothesis that the rarefaction of cutaneous capillaries with age is compensated by an increase in the response of remaining capillaries to heat stress. Experiments were performed on unanesthetized male Sprague Dawley rats of the following age groups: young (Y--age 4 mo.), middle aged (M--age 16 mo.) and old (O--age 27 mo.). The(More)
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