Takeo Nagasaka

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This study examined the impact of threatening information on coping and pain tolerance in a healthy adult sample. Prior to engaging in a Cold Pressor Test (CPT), 121 college students were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: a threat condition in which they read an orienting passage warning them about symptoms and consequences of frostbite (pain as(More)
The effect of a single cortical spreading depression (CSD), elicited unilaterally by 10% KCI injection at the occipital cortex, was observed on the metabolic heat production in the rat with unilateral lesions in the preoptic and anterior hypothalamus (PO/AH). The metabolic rate increased by maximally 20% above its pre-CSD level for 7 min with a rise in(More)
The role of the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMH) in the generation of the prefeeding corticosterone peak was examined in rats under restricted daily feeding, under which daily meal supply was restricted to a fixed time in the early light period. Rats were lesioned in the VMH bilaterally and subjected to restricted daily feeding during two different(More)
1. Heat-acclimated (HA) rats, kept under a 12:12 h light-dark regime, were subjected to an ambient temperature (Ta) of 33 degrees C for 5 h in the last half of the dark phase for 3 weeks. Control rats were kept under a 12:12 h light-dark regime at a constant Ta of 24 degrees C. 2. After the acclimation period, the rats were then placed in a metabolic(More)
Male Wistar rats were acclimated to cages with running wheels. Then, the running time of rats were limited to the last 3 (WR3) or 6 (WR6) h of the dark phase. After a 2-week activity restriction, the rats were again allowed access to the wheel freely. In the WR3 or WR6, wheel revolutions for the last 3 or 6 h of the dark phase was significantly greater(More)
This study investigated the day-night differences in behavioral and autonomic thermoregulatory responses to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in rats. Male rats were housed individually in cages with a 12: 12 h light dark cycle at an ambient temperature of 24 degrees C. The rats were placed in a box with a temperature gradient and intraperitoneally(More)
To test the hypothesis that higher scores on alexithymia are associated with reduced tolerance for cold pressor pain, 116 college undergraduates completed the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 of Bagby, Parker and Taylor and engaged in the cold pressor test. Their alexithymia scores were not associated with tolerance for cold pressor pain, suggesting that(More)
Several timed daily environmental cues alter the pattern of nycthemeral variations in body core temperature in rodents. The present study investigated the effect of timed exercise on variations of daily body core temperature. Male rats were housed in cages with a running wheel at an ambient temperature of 24 degrees C with a 12:12 h light/dark cycle. Timed(More)
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