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Cognitive behavior of rats with thalamic lesions

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dc.contributor.author Tomie, Jo-Anne B.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-12T16:26:49Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-12T16:26:49Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/60
dc.description xi, 187 leaves : ill., plates ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract The objective of this thesis was to test the idea that medial thalamic nuclei are part of a "memory circuit" in the brain. Rats received lesions of the anterior (ANT) or medial dorsal (MD) thalamic nuclei and were tested on two spatial tasks, a nonspatial configural task, and spontaneous and amphetamine-induced acitivity. The thalamic rats were impaired on the spatial and conifural tasks, ans some of the thalamic groups were slightly hyperactive after administration of amphertamine. The deficits were not large and could not be unequivocally attributed to the ANT or MD damage. The results question the role of the ANT or MD in the behaviors studied. It is suggested that the deficits obtained after thalamic damage may be nonspecific and it is concluded that the results do not support the notion that thalamic structures have a primary role in memory. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1994 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Memory -- Physiological aspects en
dc.subject Thalamus -- Physiology en
dc.title Cognitive behavior of rats with thalamic lesions en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Pyschology

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