Dissertations - Neuroscience
This collection contains dissertations from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois.
(2015-01-21)N-cadherin is a key protein that is responsible for cellular adhesion to neighboring cells in mesenchymal tissues. It plays a significant role in neural development, regeneration, and pathological processes. Recently, ...
Effects of physical exercise and exercise-induced adult hippocampal neurogenesis on conditioned place preference for cocaine in mice (2015-01-21)Treatments for drug abuse and addiction remain largely ineffective. Recent studies in both the human and rodent literature suggest that exercise-based interventions for drug addiction have positive outcomes. Exercise has ...
Tinnitus, physical activity and improved quality of life: investigation of the neural correlates of tinnitus and potential treatment options (2015-01-21)Objectives. The objectives of the dissertation are to (1) identify the neural correlates of tinnitus distress and successful habituation, and (2) investigate any relationship between physical activity and tinnitus distress. ...
Estradiol exerts activational and organizational control over the expression of daily and circadian activity rhythms in mice (2014-09-16)Robust sex differences in daily and circadian activity rhythms, as well as the manifestation of circadian disruption-associated pathologies, have been reported in numerous species, including humans and laboratory models. ...
(2014-09-16)Our motto “Use it and boost it” suggests that stimulating experiences enhance neural functioning. Previous work has shown that cognition is enhanced by mental and physical activities. The current research examines the ...