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Separation of hippocampal function in Morris water maze and in active place avoidance by alternance protocol
Vojtěchová, Iveta ; Petrásek, Tomáš (advisor) ; Hiadlovská, Zuzana (referee)
In this work, we examined the executive functions of the hippocampus at the behavioral level as a so-called behavioral separation in adult rats. We studied an impact of day-to-day alternation versus sequential learning (and the order of learning) of two spatial tasks (Morris Water Maze and Active Allothetic Place Avoidance) testing different hippocampal functions (experiment 1), or an impact of sequential versus alternating learning of one task (Active Allothetic Place Avoidance) in two different rooms (experiment 2), on performance. We found out that rats are able to learn both tasks as well as to discriminate between the two contexts regardless of the order or alternating of learning. Because such executive functions are impaired in human patients suffering from schizophrenia, we used this procedure also in the rat model of schizophrenia induced by acute intraperitoneal application of dizocilpine (MK-801), glutamate NMDA receptors antagonist, in the dose of 0.08 mg/kg. We failed to selectively disrupt the behavioral separation, however, we observed general learning deficit and hyperlocomotion regardless of the alternation in the Active Allothetic Place Avoidance task in these rats. The cognitive impairments in connection with learning after such low dose of MK-801 in this task have not yet been...

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