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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319608/cerebellar-granule-cells-acquire-a-widespread-predictive-feedback-signal-during-motor-learning
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Andrea Giovannucci, Aleksandra Badura, Ben Deverett, Farzaneh Najafi, Talmo D Pereira, Zhenyu Gao, Ilker Ozden, Alexander D Kloth, Eftychios Pnevmatikakis, Liam Paninski, Chris I De Zeeuw, Javier F Medina, Samuel S-H Wang
Cerebellar granule cells, which constitute half the brain's neurons, supply Purkinje cells with contextual information necessary for motor learning, but how they encode this information is unknown. Here we show, using two-photon microscopy to track neural activity over multiple days of cerebellum-dependent eyeblink conditioning in mice, that granule cell populations acquire a dense representation of the anticipatory eyelid movement. Initially, granule cells responded to neutral visual and somatosensory stimuli as well as periorbital airpuffs used for training...
March 20, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230385/auditory-cue-absence-as-a-conditioned-stimulus-for-delay-eyeblink-conditioning
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Matthew M Campolattaro, Sean W Savage, Olga Lipatova
The present experiment was designed to determine if the absence of an auditory cue (i.e., a "tone-off" cue) would be an effective conditioned stimulus (CS) for delay eyeblink conditioning and to test if the medial geniculate nucleus (MGN) is part of the sensory pathway for tone-off conditioning. Rats were given paired or unpaired delay eyeblink conditioning to examine if responding to a tone-off CS was due to an associative process. An inactivation technique was performed on a separate group of rats to determine if the MGN is needed to express tone-off conditioning...
April 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219790/subunit-specific-synaptic-delivery-of-ampa-receptors-by-auxiliary-chaperone-proteins-tarp%C3%AE-8-and-gsg1l-in-classical-conditioning
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Joyce Keifer, Neeraj K Tiwari, Leah Buse, Zhaoqing Zheng
AMPA receptor (AMPAR) trafficking has emerged as a fundamental concept for understanding mechanisms of learning and memory as well as many neurological disorders. Classical conditioning is a simple and highly conserved form of associative learning. Our studies use an ex vivo brainstem preparation in which to study cellular mechanisms underlying learning during a neural correlate of eyeblink conditioning. Two stages of AMPAR synaptic delivery underlie conditioning utilizing sequential trafficking of GluA1-containing AMPARs early in conditioning followed by replacement with GluA4 subunits later...
February 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203151/cerebellar-tdcs-effects-on-conditioned-eyeblinks-using-different-electrode-placements-and-stimulation-protocols
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Linda Beyer, Giorgi Batsikadze, Dagmar Timmann, Marcus Gerwig
There is good evidence that the human cerebellum is involved in the acquisition and timing of classically conditioned eyeblink responses (CRs). Animal studies suggest that the cerebellum is also important in CR extinction and savings. Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was reported to modulate CR acquisition and timing in a polarity dependent manner. To extent previous findings three experiments were conducted using standard delay eyeblink conditioning. In a between-group design, effects of tDCS were assessed with stimulation over the right cerebellar hemisphere ipsilaterally to the unconditioned stimulus (US)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169393/functional-mri-of-human-eyeblink-classical-conditioning-in-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Dominic T Cheng, Ernesta M Meintjes, Mark E Stanton, Neil C Dodge, Mariska Pienaar, Christopher M R Warton, John E Desmond, Christopher D Molteno, Bradley S Peterson, Joseph L Jacobson, Sandra W Jacobson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126063/eyeblink-conditioning-with-a-noise-burst-as-unconditioned-stimulus
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José L Marcos Malmierca, Azahara Marcos de Vega
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine if a white noise burst could be used as an effective unconditioned stimulus (US) to produce differential conditioning of eyeblink responses that were recorded as EMG activity of the orbicularis oculi. METHOD: Two fear-relevant stimuli served as conditioned stimuli (CS). An angry woman’s face (CS+) was consistently followed by a white noise burst (US) with 100 dB intensity and 100 milliseconds in duration.  A fearful face of the same woman (CS-) was not followed by the US...
February 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119127/antagonizing-the-different-stages-of-kappa-opioid-receptor-activation-selectively-and-independently-attenuates-acquisition-and-consolidation-of-associative-memories
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Ryan Loh, Lily Chau, Ali Aijaz, Kevin Wu, Roberto Galvez
Previous work from our laboratory has shown that nonspecific kappa opioid receptor (KOR) antagonism in primary somatosensory cortex (S1) can inhibit acquisition for the forebrain-dependent associative task, Whisker-Trace Eyeblink conditioning (WTEB). Although studies have demonstrated that KOR activation can alter stimuli salience, our studies controlled for these factors, demonstrating that KOR also plays a role in facilitating learning. KOR has two distinct phases of activation followed by internalization/downregulation, that each independently activate kinases and transcription factors known to mediate task acquisition and memory consolidation respectively...
April 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094321/the-reference-frame-of-the-tilt-aftereffect-measured-by-differential-pavlovian-conditioning
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Yusuke Nakashima, Yoichi Sugita
We used a differential Pavlovian conditioning paradigm to measure tilt aftereffect (TAE) strength. Gabor patches, rotated clockwise and anticlockwise, were used as conditioned stimuli (CSs), one of which (CS+) was followed by the unconditioned stimulus (UCS), whereas the other (CS-) appeared alone. The UCS was an air puff delivered to the left eye. In addition to the CS+ and CS-, the vertical test patch was also presented for the clockwise and anticlockwise adapters. The vertical patch was not followed by the UCS...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077515/medial-prefrontal-cortex-pontine-nuclei-projections-modulate-suboptimal-cue-induced-associative-motor-learning
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Guang-Yan Wu, Shu-Lei Liu, Juan Yao, Lin Sun, Bing Wu, Yi Yang, Xuan Li, Qian-Quan Sun, Hua Feng, Jian-Feng Sui
Diverse and powerful mechanisms have evolved to enable organisms to modulate learning and memory under a variety of survival conditions. Cumulative evidence has shown that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is closely involved in many higher-order cognitive functions. However, when and how the medial PFC (mPFC) modulates associative motor learning remains largely unknown. Here, we show that delay eyeblink conditioning (DEC) with the weak conditioned stimulus (wCS) but not the strong CS (sCS) elicited a significant increase in the levels of c-Fos expression in caudal mPFC...
January 10, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025812/the-anatomy-and-physiology-of-eyeblink-classical-conditioning
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Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi
This chapter reviews the past research toward identifying the brain circuit and its computation underlying the associative memory in eyeblink classical conditioning. In the standard delay eyeblink conditioning paradigm, the conditioned stimulus (CS) and eyeblink-eliciting unconditioned stimulus (US) converge in the cerebellar cortex and interpositus nucleus (IPN) through the pontine nuclei and inferior olivary nucleus. Repeated pairings of CS and US modify synaptic weights in the cerebellar cortex and IPN, enabling IPN neurons to activate the red nucleus and generate the conditioned response (CR)...
December 27, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902828/spontaneous-eyeblinks-during-breaking-continuous-flash-suppression-are-associated-with-increased-detection-times
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Filip Van Opstal, Esther De Loof, Tom Verguts, Axel Cleeremans
An eyeblink has a clear effect on low-level information processing because it temporarily occludes all visual information. Recent evidence suggests that eyeblinks can also modulate higher level processes (e.g., attentional resources), and vice versa. Despite these putative effects on different levels of information processing, eyeblinks are typically neglected in vision and in consciousness research. The main aim of this study was to investigate the timing and the effect of eyeblinks in an increasingly popular paradigm in consciousness research, namely breaking continuous flash suppression (b-CFS)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854446/introduction-to-the-special-section-on-new-ideas-about-cerebellar-function
#12
Barbara J Knowlton
Richard Thompson's seminal contributions to neuroscience include the discovery of the cerebellar interpositus nucleus as the site of essential plasticity in the formation of the conditioned eyeblink response. In this section, context for this body of research is provided, as well as new findings on cerebellar function using a range of procedures. Current work on the role of the cerebellum in learning and memory include studies of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of plasticity in cortex and deep nuclei, as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging studies in humans...
December 2016: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818269/cannabinoid-modulation-of-memory-consolidation-within-the-cerebellum
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Adam B Steinmetz, John H Freeman
Cannabinoid receptors contribute to learning and synaptic plasticity mechanisms. The cerebellum contains a high density of cannabinoid receptors and manipulations of cannabinoid receptors affect synaptic plasticity within the cerebellar cortex. In vivo studies have found that cannabinoid agonists impair learning of cerebellum-dependent eyeblink conditioning in rodents and humans. However, the role of cannabinoid receptors or endocannabinoids in memory consolidation within the cerebellum has not been examined...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753123/modeling-startle-eyeblink-electromyogram-to-assess-fear-learning
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Saurabh Khemka, Athina Tzovara, Samuel Gerster, Boris B Quednow, Dominik R Bach
Pavlovian fear conditioning is widely used as a laboratory model of associative learning in human and nonhuman species. In this model, an organism is trained to predict an aversive unconditioned stimulus from initially neutral events (conditioned stimuli, CS). In humans, fear memory is typically measured via conditioned autonomic responses or fear-potentiated startle. For the latter, various analysis approaches have been developed, but a systematic comparison of competing methodologies is lacking. Here, we investigate the suitability of a model-based approach to startle eyeblink analysis for assessment of fear memory, and compare this to extant analysis strategies...
February 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732048/evidence-for-multiple-processes-contributing-to-the-perruchet-effect-response-priming-and-associative-learning
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Gabrielle Weidemann, Amy McAndrew, Evan J Livesey, Ian P L McLaren
The Perruchet effect constitutes a robust demonstration that it is possible to dissociate conditioned responding and expectancy in a random partial reinforcement design across a variety of human associative learning paradigms. This dissociation has been interpreted as providing evidence for multiple processes supporting learning, with expectancy driven by cognitive processes that lead to a Gambler's fallacy, and the pattern of conditioned responding (CRs) the result of an associative learning process. An alternative explanation is that the pattern of CRs is the result of exposure to the unconditioned stimulus (US)...
October 2016: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Learning and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720737/relational-and-procedural-memory-systems-in-the-goldfish-brain-revealed-by-trace-and-delay-eyeblink-like-conditioning
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A Gómez, B Rodríguez-Expósito, E Durán, I Martín-Monzón, C Broglio, C Salas, F Rodríguez
The presence of multiple memory systems supported by different neural substrata has been demonstrated in animal and human studies. In mammals, two variants of eyeblink classical conditioning, differing only in the temporal relationships between the conditioned stimulus (CS) and the unconditioned stimulus (US), have been widely used to study the neural substrata of these different memory systems. Delay conditioning, in which both stimuli coincide in time, depends on a non-relational memory system supported by the cerebellum and associated brainstem circuits...
December 1, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616473/interoceptive-cues-predicting-exteroceptive-events
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Jonas Zaman, Steven De Peuter, Ilse Van Diest, Omer Van den Bergh, Johan W S Vlaeyen
The growing body of research on interoceptive conditioning has predominantly focused on associative learning paradigms that investigated the formation of intero-interoceptive or extero-interoceptive associations. Yet, little research has explored whether interoceptive sensations can enter an intero-exteroceptive association. Therefore, in an interoceptive conditioning paradigm, healthy participants experienced a respiratory resistance for 8s, causing mild dyspnea (interoceptive conditioned stimulus, CS), that was either paired to an aversive electrocutaneous stimulus (unconditioned stimulus, US) (experimental condition, n=25), or presented in an unpaired fashion (control condition, n=25) during the acquisition phase...
November 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608482/model-driven-analysis-of-eyeblink-classical-conditioning-reveals-the-underlying-structure-of-cerebellar-plasticity-and-neuronal-activity
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Alberto Antonietti, Claudia Casellato, Egidio D'Angelo, Alessandra Pedrocchi
The cerebellum plays a critical role in sensorimotor control. However, how the specific circuits and plastic mechanisms of the cerebellum are engaged in closed-loop processing is still unclear. We developed an artificial sensorimotor control system embedding a detailed spiking cerebellar microcircuit with three bidirectional plasticity sites. This proved able to reproduce a cerebellar-driven associative paradigm, the eyeblink classical conditioning (EBCC), in which a precise time relationship between an unconditioned stimulus (US) and a conditioned stimulus (CS) is established...
September 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591109/eyeblink-classical-conditioning-and-bold-fmri-of-anesthesia-induced-changes-in-the-developing-brain
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Daniil P Aksenov, Michael J Miller, Limin Li, Alice M Wyrwicz
Millions of children undergo general anesthesia each year in the USA alone, and a growing body of literature from animals and humans suggests that exposure to anesthesia at an early age can impact neuronal development, leading to learning and memory impairments later in childhood. Although a number of studies have reported behavioral and structural effects of anesthesia exposure during infancy, the functional manifestation of these changes has not been previous examined. In this study we used BOLD fMRI to measure the functional response to stimulation in the whisker barrel cortex of awake rabbits before and after learning a trace eyeblink classical conditioning paradigm...
December 1, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563293/autism-and-classical-eyeblink-conditioning-performance-changes-of-the-conditioned-response-related-to-autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnosis
#20
John P Welsh, Jeffrey T Oristaglio
Changes in the timing performance of conditioned responses (CRs) acquired during trace and delay eyeblink conditioning (EBC) are presented for diagnostic subgroups of children having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged 6-15 years. Children diagnosed with autistic disorder (AD) were analyzed separately from children diagnosed with either Asperger's syndrome or Pervasive developmental disorder (Asp/PDD) not otherwise specified and compared to an age- and IQ-matched group of children who were typically developing (TD)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
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