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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 ...
Evaluation and characterisation of two zebrafish models of schizophrenia
(University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - Thesis
Cognitive deficits are the single strongest predictor of the functional outcome in patients with schizophrenia. Current treatments are largely ineffective in improving cognitive impairments and promising pre-clinical ...
An evaluation of cognitive deficits in a rat-model of Huntington's disease
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-21) - Thesis
The purpose of this thesis was to develop methodology by which treatments for the cognitive impairments in Huntington’s disease (HD) could be tested. As such, the thesis focused mainly on evaluating rats with quinolinic ...