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Reversible Cooling-induced Deactivations to Study Cortical Contributions to Obstacle Memory in the Walking Cat

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10.3791/56196-v

December 11th, 2017

December 11th, 2017

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1Cerebral Systems Laboratory, University of Western Ontario, 2Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario, 3Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario, 4Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario, 5Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario

Complex locomotion in naturalistic environments requiring careful coordination of the limbs involves regions of the parietal cortex. The following protocol describes the use of reversible cooling-induced deactivation to demonstrate the role of parietal area 5 in memory-guided obstacle avoidance in the walking cat.

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