|Extrinsic Inhibition of the Inferior Colliculus during Audiogenic Seizures: Effects of Unilateral Dorsal Nucleus of the Lateral Lemniscus Lesions in Young Rats
||In this study, a model of generalized epilepsy was used to investigate the role of extrinsic inhibition of the inferior colliculus (IC) during audiogenic seizures (AGS). There is evidence to suggest that a deficiency of inhibition within the IC plays...
|The Impact of Prior Experience With Cross-Modal Stimulation on Activation of Bipolar and Multipolar Neurons in the Intermediate Layer of Rat Superior Colliculus
||Multisensory integration (MI) is the process in which information from multiple sensory modalities converges on single neurons. When a rat orients toward a cross-modal, light and sound, stimulus, neurons in the superior colliculus (SC) integrate the ...
|Effects of Periodic and/or a Single Exposure to an Enriched Environment on Neural C-fos Expression in Adolescent Rats
||Environmental enrichment of laboratory animals consists of cognitive, social and physical enhancement of the subjects’ life experiences. Enrichment produces improved performance on memory tasks. In the present study, 16 Long-Evans rats (8 male and 8 ...
|Environmental Enrichment Promotes Adaptation to Environment Rearrangement in Younger but not Older Adolescent Rats
||Experiences, such as environmental enrichment (EE), that allow for exploration often lead to brain changes and alter novelty-seeking behaviors, and adolescence is a developmental period in which these behaviors increase. In this study, the effects of...