Psychology & Neuroscience Theses
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Neural mechanisms of executive function : the role of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus and medial prefrontal cortex in delayed spatial win-shift behaviour in the rat (University of St Andrews, 2002) - ThesisThe pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPTg) has been argued to be involved in mediating neural processing relating to executive functions (Winn, 1998). Since it shares connections with fronto-striatal circuitry this ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - ThesisThe aim of this thesis is to examine the underlying cognitive and neural processes at play during retrieval of temporal and contextual source information. This was assessed across three experimental chapters. In the first ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - ThesisExecutive functions (EFs) are a set of cognitive operations, including working memory, inhibitory control and attention shifting, that underpin accurate, flexible and coordinated behaviour in many problem-solving contexts. ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - ThesisDysfunction of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is thought to contribute to the cognitive deficits of many neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders. Cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be ...