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The contribution of the subthalamic nucleus to executive functions in rat
(University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis,
Lesions of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) alleviate the cardinal signs of idiopathic as well as MPTP-induced Parkinson’s disease in primates. For this reason, the STN is a target for clinical treatment of Parkinson’s ...
A neuroeconomic investigation of risky decision-making and loss in the rat
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis,
Humans exhibit a number of suboptimal behaviours in the wake of a loss. For example, gamblers often ‘chase’ their losses in an attempt to break even. Similarly, investors tend to hold on to losing stocks too long in the ...
Attention regulation and behavioural flexibility in rats with relevance to schizophrenia
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis,
Schizophrenia is a neuropsychological disorder in which the neural systems which regulate attention allocation, primarily the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, are dysfunctional, resulting in deficient gating of attention ...