The Role Of Cingulate Cortex In Spatial Learning And Pain Processing

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Title: The Role Of Cingulate Cortex In Spatial Learning And Pain Processing
Author: Weaver, Rebecca
Abstract: Research implicates the Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC ) mediates the affective component of pain processing but not spatial learning . The Posterior Cingulate Cortex (PCC ) mediates spatial learning but not pain processes . This study investigated the roles of each cortex in spatial learning and pain processing . Lesions were made using standard stereotaxic procedures on 96 animals . Inflammatory condition was induced via carageenan . Animals were randomly assigned between both MPWT and PEAP followed by Morris Swim Test or vice versa in order to prevent an order effect . As hypothesized , ACC lesioned animals resulted in no spatial learning decrement , but showed no avoidance behavior in PEAP within the inflammatory condition . PCC lesioned animals resulted in no spatial learning decrement and showed no significant avoidance behavior in PEAP which goes against the hypotheses .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /34
Date: 2007-08-23

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The Role Of Cingulate Cortex In Spatial Learning And Pain Processing. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /34 .

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