Xiang-Dong Tang

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Repeated exposure to a neutral conditioned stimulus (CS) in the absence of a noxious unconditioned stimulus (US) elicits fear memory extinction. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of mild tone exposure (CS) during slow wave sleep (SWS) on fear memory extinction in humans. DESIGN The healthy volunteers underwent an(More)
The present study investigated the activation and sensitization effects of local injection of P2X receptor agonist alpha,beta-methylene ATP (alphabeta-meATP) into the receptive fields of afferent fibers innervating dorsal hairy skin in anesthetized rats. Single unit activities of afferent fibers were recorded by means of isolation of the fiber filaments(More)
This study investigated the effect of the novel antiepileptic drug levetiracetam (LEV) on sleep in eleven patients with partial epilepsy. At baseline and one week after therapy with LEV (1000 mg/day), patients underwent polysomnography (PSG) and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). Patients also rated their own degree of sleep disturbance and daytime(More)
The present study pooled the prevalence of sleep disturbances and depression in community-dwelling older adults (mean age≥60years) and quantified the strength of evidence of the relationship between these two problems. From 23 cross-sectional studies and five sets of baseline data, a high pooled prevalence of sleep disturbances (30.5%), depressive symptoms(More)
Recent research has used context cues (odor or auditory cues) to target memories during sleep and has demonstrated that they can enhance declarative and procedural memories. However, the effects of external cues re-presented during sleep on emotional memory are still not fully understood. In the present study, we conducted a Pavlovian fear(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the small fiber-evoked dorsal root reflex (DRR) can be obtained by electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerve in rats. Fifty-one DRRs were recorded from different kinds of fiber filaments in the proximal ends of the cut L(5) dorsal root following electrical stimulation of the sural nerve. According to(More)
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