Victoria Crocker

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We examined cell-surface behavior at nerve-muscle contacts during synaptogenesis in cocultures of rat ventral spinal cord (VSC) neurons and myotubes. Developing synapses in 1-d-old cocultures were identified by the presence of axon-induced acetylcholine receptor (AChR) aggregation. Identified regions were then examined by transmission and scanning electron(More)
The present study describes a contemporary behavior-analytic model of emergent simulated slot machine gambling. Three laboratory experiments investigated the conditions under which stimuli correlated with different slot machine payout probabilities come to have new, emergent functions without those functions being trained directly. After a successful test(More)
The concept of end-systolic myocardial stiffness permits the quantification of preload effects on fiber shortening and changes in the slope (max Eav) of the end-systolic stress-strain relation, which, if linear, reflect changes in the inotropic state. As an application of this new concept, the end-systolic stress-strain and shortening-afterload relations(More)
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