This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Neuroscience, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Examining motor unit stability of first dorsal interosseous (FDI) and biceps brachii (BB) muscles in healthy and older adults using decomposition-based quantitative electromyography (DQEMG), Igor Angelovski

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Regulation of LPS-Induced Neuroinflammation by Targeting Microglia in vivo Using Chemogenetics, William Chett Binning

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Altered Brain Networks In Patients with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) Using Ultra High Field MRI, Brittney Castrilli

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Evaluating white matter changes and executive function in rat models of mediodorsal thalamic stroke and neuroinflammation, Jessica Garabon

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Evaluating devices for the measurement of auditory-evoked fetal movement, Patrick Gatutsi

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The Role of Familiarity in Rhythmic Timing and Beat Perception, Joshua Hoddinott

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Characterizing the Cognitive and Emotional Effects of delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Distinct Hippocampal Sub-Regions, Dinat Khan

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Assessing Cognition In A Mouse Model Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Justin B. Mels

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The Effect of Seizures (Afterdischarges) on Hippocampal Long-Term Potentiation, Vishaka Rajan

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Role of STIP1 in TDP-43 Mediated Toxicity and Proteinopathy in Neurodegenerative Disorders, Abdul Razzaq

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Synaptic Correlates For Stress Sensitization, Julia KJ Sunstrum

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Identification of the Smallest Perceivable Interaural Time Differences, Sinthiya Thavam

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Characterizing the Cortical Contributions to Working Memory-Guided Obstacle Locomotion, Carmen Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Movie-driven fMRI Reveals Network Asynchrony and Connectivity Alterations in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Alenka Bullen

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Investigating Cognitive Control And Task Switching Using The Macaque Oculomotor System, Jason L. Chan

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Dopamine-Dependent Task Performance over the Menstrual Cycle, Alexandra A. de la Rua

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Dynamic Functional Connectivity Reveals Temporal Differences in Wake and Stage-2 Sleep, Mazen El-Baba

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Brain networks in people after a first unprovoked seizure, Kristin M. Ikeda

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Characterizing the Role of Adolescent Nicotine Exposure on the Mesocorticolimbic System and the Development of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Christina E. Jobson

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Navigating the "little brain": Comprehensive Mapping of Functional Organisation, Maedbh King

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An investigation of propranolol as an agent for the experimental manipulation of interoception., Jane Evguenia Kouptsova

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Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Wai-Jane V. Lee

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Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Transmission Regulates Emotional Memory Processing and Morphine Reward Salience: Implications for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction Comorbidity, Jing Jing Li

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Characterizing Tool-Selective Areas With Human Neuroimaging, Scott N. Macdonald

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Neuronal Correlates for Neuroendocrine Habituation to Repeated Stress, Sara Matovic

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Phosphorylation of tau protein at Thr175 is a toxic event associated with neurodegeneration, Alexander Moszczynski

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Neurocircuits of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and its Dissociative Subtype, Andrew A. Nicholson

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Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging as an Assessment Tool in Critically Ill Patients, Loretta Norton

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Function and Dysfunction in Distinct Facets of Empathy, Lindsay D. Oliver

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Conditional Sox9 ablation 30 days after spinal cord injury: Testing the therapeutic value of a successful acute strategy to increase neuroplasticity in a model of chronic spinal cord injury, Natalie M. Ossowski

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Comparing the influence of music enjoyment and beat perception ability on spatiotemporal gait parameters among healthy young and older adults, Brittany S. Roberts

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The Effects of Alcohol on Visual Attention, Amber M. Robinson

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Functional Connectivity in the Motor Network Largely Matures Before Motor Function, Jordynne L V Ropat

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Opiate-Induced Neuroplastic Alterations to Dopamine Signaling in the Basolateral Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortical Pathway, Laura G. Rosen

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A Naturalistic Paradigm to Probe Conscious Information Processing During Sleep, Max M. Silverbrook

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Investigating the Protective Effects of Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase on Neuronal Metabolism and Resistance to Amyloid-beta, Olivia Singh

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Pore-Lining Residues and Intracellular Magnesium Concentration Influence Connexin50 Gap Junction Unitary Channel Conductance, Mary Grace M. Tejada

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Early life immune and physical stress directly influences anxiety-like behaviour in adolescent rats: examining sex differences, Jordan M. Ward

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Mechanisms involved in the assessment of cumulative long-term familiarity of object concepts: An ERP study, Haopei Yang

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The Influence of Estrogen on Sex Differences in Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV), Danna L. Zevy

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Cannabinoid CB1 Transmission in the Mesolimbic Reward Pathway, Tasha Ahmad

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Role of Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Saccade Control, Sahand Babapoor-Farrokhran

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Social Factors Modulate Toxin (LICL)-Induced Conditioned Disgust Responses in Male Rats, Nathalie Boulet

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The Neural Mechanisms of Musical Rhythm Processing: Cross-Cultural Differences and the Stages of Beat Perception, Daniel J. Cameron

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Cholinergic Mechanisms Regulating Cognitive Function and RNA Metabolism, Benjamin Kolisnyk

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Assessing the impact of emotion in dual pathway models of sensory processing., James H. Kryklywy

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Is Online Motor Control Really Impaired In Parkinson's Disease?, Kate E. Merritt

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Contribution of the Primate Frontal Cortex to Eye Movements and Neuronal Activity in the Superior Colliculus, Tyler R. Peel

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Characterization and personalization of botulinum toxin type A therapy for upper limb tremor in Parkinson disease and Essential tremor patients using multi-sensor kinematic technology, Olivia Samotus

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Measuring engagement of the executive control network from 3 months of age, Michelle Tran

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Synaptic Plasticity and Neuromodulation at the Distal Apical Dendrites Of CA1 Pyramidal Cells In Vivo, Thy H. Vu

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A Rat Model of Cognitive Bias and the Effect of Acute Corticosterone, Kai Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Contribution of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to attentional and mnemonic processes in visual search, Brandon Belbeck

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Developing a contrast agent for the in vivo detection of apoptosis, Mary R. Cobb

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Serotonergic System and Gait: Dorsal Raphe Nucleus as a Control System for Gait, Nahal Farhani

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Resting-state Functional Network Disruptions in a Rodent Model of Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE), Ravnoor Singh Gill

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Deep brain stimulation and its effects on Parkinson disease spatiotemporal gait parameters., Greydon Gilmore

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Neural Correlates of Spontaneous BOLD Fluctuations: A Simultaneous LFP-fMRI Investigation In The Non-human Primate, Masoomeh Hashemi

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Engineered Cx26 Variant Established Functional Heterotypic Cx26/Cx43 and Cx26/Cx40 Gap Junction Channels, Levent Berk Karademir

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Exploring the Structural and Functional Organization of the Dorsal Zone of Auditory Cortex in Hearing and Deafness, Melanie A. Kok

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Muscarinic attenuation of mnemonic rule representation in macaque dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during a pro- and anti-saccade task, Alex J. Major

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Determining Attention Deficits In Mouse Models Of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Touchscreen Systems, Talal Masood

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Abnormal Hippocampal Activation In Freely Behaving Mice Deficient For The Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter, Shahin Moallem

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Quantifying the Effects of Systematic STN-DBS Programming on Rest and Postural Tremor in Idiopathic Parkinson Disease Patients, Kristina Ognjanovic

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Non-Canonical Activation of Nrf2 by Dimercaptopropanol as a Treatment for Huntington's Disease, Margaret Lauren Tindale

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A Kinematic Analysis of Visual and Haptic Contributions to Precision Grasping in a Patient With Visual Form Agnosia and in Normally-Sighted Populations, Robert Whitwell

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Mindfulness Meditation versus EEG-Alpha Neurofeedback: The Role of EEG-Alpha Enhancement in Attentional Control, Theodore Chow

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Spatial and state-dependent effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation of prefrontal cortex in non-human primates, Chao Gu

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Self-Referential Processing: An Investigation of the Mediating Role of Alpha Power, Tanaz Javan

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Seeing with sound: Investigating the behavioural applications and neural correlates of human echolocation, Jennifer L. Milne

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Differential effects of early-life seizures on neuronal inhibition in the hippocampus of seizure-prone and seizure-resistant rats, Amir Abbas Mohseni Zonoozi

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Investigating the Multiple Hit hypothesis of Parkinson disease using transgenic LRRK2-R1441G rats, Komal T. Shaikh

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The Neural Correlates of Guilt and Restitution During a Social Decision Making Task, Ambrose Ty

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Revisiting working memory: Are domain, process and global models mutually exclusive, nested or orthogonal?, Jeffrey P. Wong

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Dissociating the Psychoactive Effects of Distinct Cannabis Compounds in the Mesocorticolimbic Circuitry, Jordan S. Zunder

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Hippocampus Participates in a Pharmacological Rat Model of Absence Seizures, Justin Andrew Arcaro

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Neural circuits involved in mental arithmetic: Evidence from Customized Arithmetic Training, Christian Battista

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Investigation of Auditory Encoding and the Use of Auditory Feedback During Speech Production, Laura E. Beamish

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Investigating Immersive Augmented Reality as a Rehabilitation Tool for Parkinson disease, Danielle M. Bell Boucher

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Does incremental training improve motor learning?, Alvin Chin

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Organization of Human Auditory Cortex: Responses to Frequency Modulated Sounds, Diedre D. Desouza

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Testing the Template Hypothesis of Vocal Learning in Songbirds., Adriana Diez

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Cortical Cannabinoid Modulation of Subcortical Dopamine Activity: Implications for Emotional Processing, Brittany Draycott

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Non-Neuronal Acetylcholine Secretion by Neonatal Murine Cardiomyocytes, William Fields

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The effects of pre- and postnatal administration of propionic acid and lipopolysaccharide on the behaviour of adolescent male and female rats, Kelly A. Foley

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Toxin-Induced Gustatory Conditioning in Rats: Examining the Effects of Low Dose Toxins in Food on Rat Feeding Behaviour and Avoidance Conditioning, Amber N. Good

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The effects of a single acute and repeated intracerebroventricular infusions of propionic acid on locomotor activity and neuroinflammation in rats, Stacey Holbrook

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A P300 Based Cognitive Assessment Battery for Severely Motor-impaired and Overtly Non-responsive Patients, Aaron M. Kirschner

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Taking Tone into Account: Cognitive Neuroscientific Investigations of Mandarin Chinese Spoken Word Processing, Jeffrey G. Malins

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The Role of Kisspeptin and KNDy Cells in the Reproductive Neuroendocrine System, Christina M. Merkley

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Parkinson's Patients' Upper and Lower Limb Motor Impairments Differentially Influence Action Verb Processing, Peter Nguyen

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Representation of faces in perirhinal cortex, Edward B. O'Neil

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Understanding the Relationship between Perception and Production of the Beat, Taylor W. Parrott

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Exploring the neural basis of top-down guided action in macaque monkeys, Jessica M. Phillips

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Are Visual Texture-selective Areas Recruited During Haptic Texture Discrimination?, Samantha K. Podrebarac

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Cognitive Roles of Anterior and Posterior Pedunculopontine Tegmentum Subregions, Jordan C. Robinson

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Reaching for the light: The prioritization of conspicuous visual stimuli for reflexive target-directed reaching, Daniel K. Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Synaptic and Systems Memory Consolidation in the Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), Matthew Barrett

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Toward a Functional Characterization of Cognitive Control Networks, Frederick Ezekiel

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Altered Auditory Feedback Causing Changes in the Vowel Production of Children with Specific Language Impairment, Emily Michaela Holmes