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“School of Cognitive Sciences”

Paper   IPM / Cognitive Sciences / 8748
   School of Cognitive Sciences
  Title: The locus coeruleus involves in consolidation and memory retrieval, but not in acquisition of inhibitory avoidance learning task
  Author(s):
1 . Behrooz Khakpour-Taleghania
2 . Reza Lashgari
3 . Tooka Aavani
4 . Abbas Haghparast
5 . Nima Naderi
6 . Fereshteh Motamedib
  Status: Published
  Journal: BEHAV BRAIN RES
  Vol.: 189
  Year: 2008
  Pages: 257-262
  Supported by: IPM
  Abstract:
The locus coeruleus (LC) located at the level of the pons, is involved in cognitive functions such as learning and memory. The bilateral lidocaineinduced reversible inactivation of this nucleus has been considered in order to study its role in the phases of memory processing (acquisition, consolidation and retention) without any interference with the function of the same structure either during earlier and/or later phases of the same process. In this study, inhibitory avoidance (IA) learning task used to find the LC function in acquisition, consolidation and retrieval. Saline or lidocaine 4

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