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Kelly Martin

Martin, K. (2003, May). The effects of Flumazenil on learning set formation in nBM lesioned Long-Evans rats: GABAergic influences.
Mentor: Dr. Aileen Bailey


Eight Long-Evans rats were randomly assigned to one of three groups: nBM lesion (n=5), sham-operated (n=2), non-operated control group (n=1). Initial testing indicated learning set formation in control animals but a significant impairment in learning set formation in the nBM lesioned group. Treatments of flumazenil (3mg/kg; i.p.), a benzodiazepine inverse agonist, did not improve learning set performance in the nBM lesioned animals in a series of novel odor-unique discrimination problems.

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