, Volume 84, Issue 4, pp 549–555 | Cite as

Dorsal bundle lesions do not affect latent inhibition of conditioned suppression

  • E. Tsaltas
  • G. C. Preston
  • J. N. P. Rawlins
  • G. Winocur
  • J. A. Gray
Original Investigations


Three expreiments are reported which examine the effects of lesions of the dorsal ascending noradrenergic bundle (DB) on latent inhibition using a conditioned suppression procedure in rats. In none of the experiments did the DB lesion have any effect, despite changes in the extent of latent inhibition and in the control procedures used to assess it. The results are discussed in relation to the attentional theory of DB function.

Key words

Noradrenaline Dorsal noradrenergic bundle Latent inhibition Selective attention 6-Hydroxydopamine Rat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Tsaltas
    • 1
  • G. C. Preston
    • 2
  • J. N. P. Rawlins
    • 1
  • G. Winocur
    • 3
  • J. A. Gray
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of OxfordOxford
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada
  4. 4.Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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