Dissertations - Neuroscience
This collection contains dissertations from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois.
Age-dependent effects of chronic amphetamine on prelimbic-nucleus accumbens circuit function and goal-directed behavior (2018-12-05)Non-medial amphetamine (AMPH) use is prevalent in the adolescent population. Empirical evidence suggests that individuals starting using drugs during adolescence have a higher chance of developing drug-related problems. ...
(2018-12-03)Primary sensory neurons and their associated tissues are important targets for neurochemical study. Disorders of the sensory system, including chronic pain and itch, can be extremely devastating and, in many cases, difficult ...
(2018-10-15)The inferior colliculus, or auditory midbrain, lies at the center of the auditory pathway and serves as a site of convergence and integration of acoustic information. In addition to its well-established functional role in ...
Computational analysis of the response of the monoaminergic neurotransmitter system and stress- and sex-steroid hormone systems to administration of antidepressant drugs (2018-11-30)Fewer than half of depressed patients who take antidepressants experience complete remission of symptoms after 4-6 weeks of daily administration. The reason for this clinically observed heterogeneity in antidepressant ...
(2018-11-02)The neural gut-brain axis is an important bidirectional pathway through which the gastrointestinal (GI) tract communicates with the central nervous system (CNS). This axis includes sensory nerves that send information from ...