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 2019

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Identifying neuroimaging and genetic correlates of delusions and hallucinations in Alzheimer’s disease, Juweiriya Ahmed

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Differentiating the Substantia Nigra and Ventral Tegmental Area in Early-stage Parkinson's Disease Using Iron Imaging, Erind Alushaj

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Neural Regions Affecting Female Aggression and Receptivity in Drosophila melanogaster, Brendan S. Charles

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Improving Stimulus Realism: The effect of visual dimension on affective responding, Shannon Compton

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Early Treatment Response in First Episode Psychosis: A 7-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Study of Glutathione and Glutamate, Kara Dempster

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Pattern Separation in the Ventral Visual Stream, Kayla Ferko

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Using meditation to improve measures of attention in older adults, Sabrina Ford

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Differential Thickening and Thinning of Auditory Cortex in Deaf Cats Revealed with Ultra-High-Field MRI, Stephen G. Gordon

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Effect of ATRX Inactivation on Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity in Mice, Radu Gugustea

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Connectomic Analysis of Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta and Ventral Tegmental Area Projections to the Striatum and Cortex, Nicholas Handfield-Jones

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Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Infantile Hydrocephalus: An fMRI Case Study, Ikhlas Ahmed Hashi

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Resting State Network Dynamics Across Wakefulness and Sleep, Evan Houldin

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High Frequency Oscillations are Phase-Amplitude Coupled in Stress Induced Seizures Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Paul Jung

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Pupil size tracks semantic ambiguity as well as noise, Mason Kadem

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Effects of a Unilateral Injection of Botulinum Neurotoxin Subtype-A in the Subthalamic Nucleus of a Parkinsonian Rat Model, Olga Khazov

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Lysosomes Mediate Rab27b-Dependent Secretion of Beta-Amyloid, Shany Lahan

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Role of cholinergic receptors in prefrontal activity of nonhuman primates during an oculomotor rule-based working memory task, Alex J. Major

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Neural correlates of enhanced attentional filtering of distractors across vs. within visual hemifields in the lateral prefrontal cortex, Maryam Nouri Kadijani

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Analyzing avian incubation with a computer algorithm, Tanya T. Shoot

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Investigating the Role of Tp53INP1 and Tp53INP2 in Neuronal Autophagy and Mitophagy, Vidhyasree Shyam

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Investigating the Relationship between Subcortical and Cortical Auditory Processing, Sonia Varma

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Psychological stress modulates synaptic mechanisms for prostaglandin E2-mediated HPA axis activation, Meagan Wiederman

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The Leucine-rich domain of RGNEF: a modifier of TDP-43 toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster., Benjamin Martin Withers

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Operant Conditioning of Human Upper-Limb Stretch Reflexes, Ehsan Abolhasani

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Limbic System Involvement in Absence Seizures, Rukham Ajaz

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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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The Effects of Perceived Predation Threat on Stress Response and Memory in Birds, Chlöe S. N. Carter

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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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Conceptual disorganization and redistribution of resting state cortical hubs in drug-naive first episode psychosis: A 7T functional magnetic resonance imaging study, Avyarthana Dey

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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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Learning Expands the Preplanning Horizon in Finger Sequence Tasks, Neda Kordjazi

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

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Investigating the role of endogenous ATF4 upregulation on neuronal glutathione level, Fatemeh Mirshafiei

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Psychotropic Effects of Cannabis Components on the Mesolimbic Dopaminergic System, Christopher Norris

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Cannabinoid Transmission in the Basolateral Amygdala Modulates Prefrontal Cortex and Ventral Hippocampal Activity, Brian J. Pereira

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The effects of emotionally salient unimodal and multimodal stimuli on low-level visual perception, Stephen Raymond Pierzchajlo

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Inviting hallucinatory percepts during speech-listening to detect cognitive changes in early psychosis, Ana-Bianca Popa

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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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Comparative Study of Beat and Temporal Pattern Perception in a Songbird, Brendon Samuels

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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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Medial Geniculate Projections to Auditory and Visual Cortex in Hearing and Deaf Cats, Benjamin Trachtenberg

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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