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Cholinergic contributions to supramodal attentional processes in rats.

Ljubojevic V, Luu P, De Rosa E (2014) Cholinergic contributions to supramodal attentional processes in rats. J Neurosci 34(6):2264-2275. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1024-13.2014

Summary: Previous work has shown that cholinergic transmission is important for attentional processing of visual stimuli. It is not known whether the role of the cholinergic system is specifically in visual processing, or if it is involved in all types of attentional processing. The authors administrated bilateral 40 ng injections of 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01) to the nucleus basalis magnocellularis of rats. Animals had been previously trained on both visual and olfactory 5-choice serial reaction time tasks. Lesioned animals displayed deficits on both the visual and olfactory tasks when the attentional demand of the task was increased. The data suggest a modular cortical network that services both visual and olfactory attentional processes.

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