Zhi-Mei Qiao

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(1) Field potential study in conscious rats provides a convenient and effective animal model for pain mechanism and pharmacological research. However, the spatial-temporal character of nociception processing in cortex revealed by field potential technique in conscious rats remains unclear. (2) In the present study, multi-channel field potentials evoked by(More)
It has been proposed that high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) and underlying conventional somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) have different brain origins. To further explore the neural mechanism of HFOs, we recorded the SEPs responding to high-intensity electrical stimulation applied to the hind paw of conscious, freely moving rats. We also investigated(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that drug cues could elicit drug-like or withdrawal-like effect, both subjectively and physiologically. However, few studies have compared the central activities induced by a drug-related environment and the drug itself. The aim of this study was to observe and compare electroencephalographic (EEG) changes induced by acute(More)
Diabetic encephalopathy is one of the complications of diabetes. Cognitive dysfunction is the main consequence. Previous findings from neuroanatomical and in vitro electrophysiological studies showed that the structure and function of the hippocampus is impaired in diabetes, which may underlie the cognitive dysfunction induced by diabetes. However the study(More)
In vitro electrical neurophysiological and behavioural studies have shown that diabetes mellitus negatively affects hippocampal function. In this study, by using in vivo extracellular recording, the spontaneous neural activity was obtained from hippocampus of anaesthetized rats in both streptozotocin-induced diabetes group and normal control group. Temporal(More)
Neural network plasticity is fundamental for learning and memory. Its abnormal change underlies some neural diseases. Measurement of the plasticity of cortex can help understand the mechanism of plasticity, and provide a quantitative way to observe the neural process of natural aging and neurodegenerative diseases, which may lead to a new approach for(More)
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