Yvan Peterschmitt

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The lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) has two major roles: arousal/waking and food intake controls. Here, it is shown that a premammillary part of the LHA is neurochemically and cytoarchitectonically distinct from the tuberal LHA in male rats. This part contains nuclear masses, namely the parasubthalamic nucleus and the calbindin nucleus, involved in pathways(More)
In Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) accumulation is associated with hippocampal network dysfunction. Intrahippocampal injections of Aβ induce aberrant inhibitory septohippocampal (SH) network activity in vivo and impairment of memory processing. In the present study, we observed, after hippocampal Aβ treatment, a selective loss of neurons(More)
There is a growing demand for new brain-enhancing technologies to improve mental performance, both for patients with cognitive disorders and for healthy individuals. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive, painless, and easy to use neuromodulatory technique that can improve performance on a variety of cognitive tasks in humans(More)
Benzodiazepine site agonists modulate the firing pattern of neurons via GABAA receptors and by that influence the activity of the network in which they participate and cause appropriate changes in behaviour. Since the amygdala is involved in regulating anxiety, it can be expected that GABAA receptors located in this brain region contribute to the anxiolytic(More)
Background Previous work has suggested that alterations in GABAergic function within the amygdala underlie fear learning. In particular, it has been shown that Pavlovian fear conditioning induces a downregulation of benzodiazepine binding sites as well as transcripts for gephyrin and some GABAA receptor subunits in the basal nucleus of the amygdala (BA),(More)
The parasubthalamic nucleus (PSTN) and the ventrally adjacent calbindin nucleus (CbN) form a nuclear complex in the posterior lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), recently characterized as connected with the central nucleus of the amygdala (CEA). The aim of the present work is to analyze in detail the projections from the amygdala into the PSTN/CbN, also(More)
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