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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532653/hippocampal-ca1-local-field-potential-oscillations-induced-by-olfactory-cue-of-liked-food
#1
Nifareeda Samerphob, Dania Cheaha, Surapong Chatpun, Ekkasit Kumarnsit
Eating motivation is induced not only by negative energy balance but also food related cues. However, neural processing for acquisition of learned food preference remains to be established. This study aimed to identify hippocampal neural signaling in response to olfactory cue (chocolate scent) after completion of repetitive chocolate sessions. Male Swiss albino mice implanted with intracranial electrode into the hippocampus were used for local field potential (LFP) recording. Animals were given chocolate sessions (a piece of 2 g chocolate per each mouse to eat on day 1, 3, 5 and 7)...
May 19, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512011/modulation-of-alpha-oscillations-is-required-for-the-suppression-of-semantic-interference-to-avoid-false-memories-in-short-term
#2
Natalia Melnik, Igor Mapelli, Tolga Esat Özkurt
Recent findings on alpha band oscillations suggest their important role in memory consolidation and suppression of external distractors. However, less attention was given to the phenomenon of internal distracting information. Human memory may be prone to internal distortions being caused by semantic relatedness between the memory items to be encoded. Our study investigates the brain oscillatory dynamics behind the semantic interference phenomenon and its possible outcome known as false memories. In this direction, Deese-Roediger-McDermott word lists were appropriated for a modified Sternberg paradigm in auditory modality...
May 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512010/cerebellar-learning-modulates-expression-of-a-voltage-gated-ion-channel-in-cerebellar-cortex
#3
Jason R Fuchs, Shelby W Darlington, John T Green, Anthony D Morielli
Numerous experiments using ex vivo electrophysiology suggest that mammalian learning and memory involves regulation of voltage-gated ion channels in terms of changes in function. Yet, little is known about learning-related regulation of voltage-gated ion channels in terms of changes in expression. In two experiments, we examined changes in cell surface expression of the voltage-gated potassium channel alpha-subunit Kv1.2 in a discrete region of cerebellar cortex after eyeblink conditioning (EBC), a well-studied form of cerebellar-dependent learning...
May 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512009/combining-d-cycloserine-with-appetitive-extinction-learning-modulates-amygdala-activity-during-recall
#4
Claudia Ebrahimi, Stefan P Koch, Eva Friedel, Ilsoray Crespo, Thomas Fydrich, Andreas Ströhle, Andreas Heinz, Florian Schlagenhauf
Appetitive Pavlovian conditioning plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of drug addiction and conditioned reward cues can trigger craving and relapse even after long phases of abstinence. Promising preclinical work showed that the NMDA-receptor partial agonist D-cycloserine (DCS) facilitates Pavlovian extinction learning of fear and drug cues. Furthermore, DCS-augmented exposure therapy seems to be beneficial in various anxiety disorders, while the supposed working mechanism of DCS during human appetitive or aversive extinction learning is still not confirmed...
May 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499738/cognitive-effects-of-subdiaphragmatic-vagal-deafferentation-in-rats
#5
Melanie Klarer, Ulrike Weber-Stadlbauer, Myrtha Arnold, Wolfgang Langhans, Urs Meyer
Vagal afferents are a crucial neuronal component of the gut-brain axis and mediate the information flow from the viscera to the central nervous system. Based on the findings provided by experiments involving vagus nerve stimulation, it has been suggested that vagal afferent signaling may influence various cognitive functions such as recognition memory and cognitive flexibility. Here, we examined this hypothesis using a rat model of subdiaphragmatic vagal deafferentation (SDA), the most complete and selective abdominal vagal deafferentation method existing to date...
May 9, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495605/inactivation-of-basolateral-amygdala-prevents-chronic-immobilization-stress-induced-memory-impairment-and-associated-changes-in-corticosterone-levels
#6
Sunil Jamuna Tripathi, Suwarna Chakraborty, B N Srikumar, T R Raju, B S Shankaranarayana Rao
Chronic stress causes detrimental effects on various forms of learning and memory. The basolateral amygdala (BLA) not only plays a crucial role in mediating certain forms of memory, but also in the modulation of the effects of stress. Chronic immobilization stress (CIS) results in hypertrophy of the BLA, which is believed to be one of the underlying causes for stress' effects on learning. Thus, it is plausible that preventing the effects of CIS on amygdala would preclude its deleterious cognitive effects. Accordingly, in the first part, we evaluated the effect of excitotoxic lesion of the BLA on chronic stress-induced hippocampal-dependent spatial learning using a partially baited radial arm maze task...
May 8, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495604/conditioning-with-spatio-temporal-patterns-constraining-the-contribution-of-the-hippocampus-to-configural-learning
#7
Natasha M Dumigan, Tzu-Ching E Lin, Mark A Good, Robert C Honey
The conditions under which the hippocampus contributes to learning about spatio-temporal configural patterns are not fully established. The aim of Experiments 1-4 was to investigate the impact of hippocampal lesions on learning about where or when a reinforcer would be delivered. In each experiment, the rats received exposure to an identical set of patterns (i.e., spotted+morning, checked+morning, spotted+afternoon and checked+afternoon); and the contexts (Experiment 1), times of day (Experiment 2), or their configuration (Experiments 3 and 4) signalled whether or not a reinforcer would be delivered...
May 8, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487191/human-lrrk2-g2019s-mutation-represses-post-synaptic-protein-psd95-and-causes-cognitive-impairment-in-transgenic-mice
#8
Samuel O Adeosun, Xu Hou, Baoying Zheng, Heather L Melrose, Thomas Mosley, Jun Ming Wang
BACKGROUND: LRRK2 G2019S mutation is associated with increased kinase activity and is the most common mutation associated with late-onset PD. However, the transgenic mouse model has not recapitulated cardinal PD-related motor phenotypes. Non-motor symptoms of PD including cognitive impairments are very common and may appear earlier than the motor symptoms. The objective of this study was to determine whether human LRRK2 with G2019S mutation causes hippocampus-dependent cognitive deficits in mice Results Male (LRRK2-G2019S) LRRK2-Tg mice showed impairments in the early portion of the Two-day radial arm water maze acquisition trial as well as in the reversal learning on the third day...
May 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478079/memory-reconsolidation-and-memory-updating-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
#9
EDITORIAL
Federico Bermudez-Rattoni, James L McGaugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478078/feedback-based-probabilistic-category-learning-is-selectively-impaired-in-attention-hyperactivity-deficit-disorder
#10
Yafit Gabay, Liat Goldfarb
Although Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is closely linked to executive function deficits, it has recently been attributed to procedural learning impairments that are quite distinct from the former. These observations challenge the ability of the executive function framework solely to account for the diverse range of symptoms observed in ADHD. A recent neurocomputational model emphasizes the role of striatal dopamine (DA) in explaining ADHD's broad range of deficits, but the link between this model and procedural learning impairments remains unclear...
May 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476650/molecular-mechanisms-controlling-protein-synthesis-in-memory-reconsolidation
#11
REVIEW
Rafael Roesler
It is currently well established that the synthesis of new proteins (mRNA translation) is required for long-lasting synaptic plasticity and memory formation. Translation in the brain is regulated primarily at the initiation stage by general as well as by gene-specific mechanisms. Stored memories can become sensitive to interference upon reactivation, through a process termed reconsolidation, which depends on protein synthesis. Here, I examine the role of translation control mechanisms, focusing particularly on the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), in reconsolidation...
May 2, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458035/vitamin-a-and-retinoic-acid-combination-attenuates-neonatal-hyperoxia-induced-neurobehavioral-impairment-in-adult-mice
#12
Manimaran Ramani, Thomas van Groen, Inga Kadish, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Lori L McMahon
Preterm infants exposed to supra-physiological levels of oxygen often have poor executive and memory function associated with reductions in hippocampal volume later in life. We recently showed that adult mice exposed to neonatal hyperoxia have deficits in spatial navigation and increased exploratory behavior associated with hippocampal shrinkage. Retinoids attenuate hyperoxia-induced lung injury in animal models and reduce neonatal chronic lung disease in preterm infants. We hypothesized that retinoid (combination of Vitamin A+Retinoic Acid [VARA]) administration in mice during neonatal hyperoxia would attenuate oxygen-induced cognitive impairment when assessed in adult life...
April 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458034/emotional-learning-stress-and-development-an-ever-changing-landscape-shaped-by-early-life-experience
#13
Siobhan S Pattwell, Kevin G Bath
The capacity to learn to associate cues with negative outcomes is a highly adaptive process that appears to be conserved across species. However, when the cue is no longer a valid predictor of danger, but the emotional response persists, this can result in maladaptive behaviors, and in humans contribute to debilitating emotional disorders. Over the past several decades, work in neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and biology have uncovered key processes underlying, and structures governing, emotional responding and learning, as well as identified disruptions in the structural and functional integrity of these brain regions in models of pathology...
April 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455107/sleep-quality-and-duration-in-relation-to-memory-in-the-elderly-initial-results-from-the-hellenic-longitudinal-investigation-of-aging-and-diet
#14
A Tsapanou, Y Gu, D M O'Shea, M Yannakoulia, M Kosmidis, E Dardiotis, G Hadjigeorgiou, P Sakka, Y Stern, N Scarmeas
BACKGROUND: Sleep is crucial for cognition, particularly for memory, given its complex association with neurodegenerative processes. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between sleep quality as well as sleep duration and memory performance in a Greek elderly population. SETTING: Cross-sectional design in the Hellenic Longitudinal Investigation of Aging and Diet (HELIAD), a population representative study of Greek elderly (65years or older)...
April 26, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450080/weak-involvement-of-octopamine-in-aversive-taste-learning-in-a-snail
#15
Hitoshi Aonuma, Mugiho Kaneda, Dai Hatakeyama, Takayuki Watanabe, Ken Lukowiak, Etsuro Ito
The pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis is capable of learning taste aversion by pairing presentations of a sucrose solution and an electric shock and consolidating it into long-term memory (LTM), which is referred to as conditioned taste aversion (CTA). We asked here if the neurotransmitter octopamine is involved in CTA. We first determined the levels of octopamine and its catabolites in the central nervous system (CNS) of snails with varying degrees of food deprivation, because CTA grades are correlated with degrees of food deprivation...
April 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450079/sensory-system-development-influences-the-ontogeny-of-hippocampal-associative-coding-and-trace-eyeblink-conditioning
#16
Mary E Goldsberry, Jangjin Kim, John H Freeman
Until recently, it was believed that hippocampal development was the primary rate-limiting factor in the developmental emergence of hippocampal forms of learning, such as trace eyeblink conditioning (EBC). Indeed, hippocampal neuronal activity shows an age-related increase in both complexity and task responsiveness during trace EBC. However, recent work from our laboratory suggests that sensory system development may also play a role. Training with the earlier-developing somatosensory system results in an earlier emergence of trace EBC in rats, suggesting that the development of sensory input to the hippocampus may influence the development of trace EBC...
April 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450078/frontostriatal-development-and-probabilistic-reinforcement-learning-during-adolescence
#17
Samantha DePasque, Adriana Galván
Adolescence has traditionally been viewed as a period of vulnerability to increased risk-taking and adverse outcomes, which have been linked to neurobiological maturation of the frontostriatal reward system. However, growing research on the role of developmental changes in the adolescent frontostriatal system in facilitating learning will provide a more nuanced view of adolescence . In this review, we discuss extant research on this topic, its implications for learning during adolescence and suggest that the very neural changes that render adolescents vulnerable to social pressure and risky decision making may also stand to play a role in scaffolding the ability to learn from rewards and from performance-related feedback...
April 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442391/an-exploratory-high-density-eeg-investigation-of-the-misinformation-effect-attentional-and-recollective-differences-between-true-and-false-perceptual-memories
#18
John E Kiat, Robert F Belli
The misinformation effect, a phenomenon in which eyewitness memories are altered via exposure to post-event misinformation, is one of the most important paradigms used to investigate the reconstructive nature of human memory. The aim of this study was to use the misinformation effect paradigm to investigate differences in attentional and recollective processing between true and false event memories. Nineteen participants completed a variant of the misinformation paradigm in which recognition responses to true and misinformation based event details embedded within a narrative context, were investigated using high-density (256-channel) EEG with a 1-day delay between event exposure and test...
April 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438578/global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats-leads-to-amnesia-due-to-selective-neuronal-death-followed-by-astroglial-scar-formation-in-the-ca1-layer
#19
Kevin Sadelli, Jean-Claude Stamegna, Stéphane D Girard, Nathalie Baril, Guy Escoffier, Maïna Brus, Antoine D Véron, Michel Khrestchatisky, François S Roman
Global Cerebral Ischemia (GCI) occurs following cardiac arrest or neonatal asphyxia and leads to harmful neurological consequences. In most cases, patients who survive cardiac arrest develop severe cognitive and motor impairments. This study focused on learning and memory deficits associated with brain neuroanatomical reorganization that appears after GCI. The four-vessel occlusion (4VO) model was performed to produce a transient GCI. Hippocampal lesions in ischemic rats were visualized using anatomical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (aMRI)...
April 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435022/maternal-separation-induces-hippocampal-changes-in-cadherin-1-cdh-1-mrna-and-recognition-memory-impairment-in-adolescent-mice
#20
Lucas Araújo de Azeredo, Luis Eduardo Wearick-Silva, Thiago Wendt Viola, Saulo Gantes Tractenberg, Anderson Centeno-Silva, Rodrigo Orso, Nadja Schröder, Timothy William Bredy, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira
In rodents, disruption of mother-infant attachment induced by maternal separation (MS) is associated with recognition memory impairment and long-term neurobiological consequences. Particularly stress-induced modifications have been associated to disruption of cadherin (CDH) adhesion function, which plays an important role in remodeling of neuronal connection and synaptic plasticity. This study investigated the sex-dependent effect of MS on recognition memory and mRNA levels of classical type I and type II CDH and the related β -catenin (β -Cat) in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of late adolescent mice...
April 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
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