Enhancement of hippocampal field potentials in rats exposed to a novel, complex environment

Patricia E. Sharp, Bruce L. McNaughton, Carol A Barnes

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Abstract

The hippocampus plays a crucial role in place learning in rodents and also exhibits a long-term enhancement of synaptic strength and postsynaptic excitability following electrical stimulation of its principal afferents. In the present report we suggest that these two observations may be related, by demonstrating an increase in synaptic and postsynaptic field potential amplitudes resulting from exposure to a spatially complex environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Volume339
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • hippocampus-synaptic enhancement-environmental enrichment-spatial learning-field potential-population spike-perforant path

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  • Developmental Biology
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Enhancement of hippocampal field potentials in rats exposed to a novel, complex environment. / Sharp, Patricia E.; McNaughton, Bruce L.; Barnes, Carol A.

In: Brain Research, Vol. 339, No. 2, 29.07.1985, p. 361-365.

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Sharp, Patricia E. ; McNaughton, Bruce L. ; Barnes, Carol A. / Enhancement of hippocampal field potentials in rats exposed to a novel, complex environment. In: Brain Research. 1985 ; Vol. 339, No. 2. pp. 361-365.
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