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Paper   IPM / Cognitive Sciences / 16372
School of Cognitive Sciences
  Title:   Individual Subnuclei of the Rat Anterior Thalamic Nuclei Differently affect Spatial Memory and Passive Avoidance Tasks
  Author(s): 
1.  V. Safari
2.  M. Nategh
3.  L. Dargahi
4.  M. Zibaii
5.  F. Khodagholi
6.  S. Rafiei
7.  L. Khatami
8.  F. Motamedi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Neuroscience
  Vol.:  444
  Year:  2020
  Pages:   1-14
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
The role of the anterior thalamic nuclei (ATN) has been proven in different learning and memory tasks.The ATN consist of three main subnuclei, the anterodorsal (AD), anteroventral (AV) and anteromedial (AM), whichhave different biological characteristics such as distinct circuitry, cell population and neurotransmitter content.The role of ATN subnuclei in learning and memory has been shown in several studies. However, their probablerole in different phases of memory including acquisition, consolidation and retrieval are not still well-known.For this purpose, the effect of reversible inactivation of each ATN subnucleus on different memory phases intwo behavioral tasks including passive avoidance (PA) and Morris water maze (MWM) was studied. Wister malerats were bilaterally implanted with cannulas above the AD, AV or AM subnucleus in separate experimentalgroups in order to inject lidocaine (4

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