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Ketamine Corrects a Deficit in Reversal Learning Caused by Chronic Intermittent Cold Stress in Female Rats

December 19, 2018 11:41 | CINP Office (Administrator)

Individuals with stress-related psychiatric disorders exhibit deficits in cognitive flexibility. We have shown that chronic intermittent cold stress induces deficits in reversal learning, a form of cognitive flexibility mediated in the orbitofrontal cortex, that was reversed by ketamine in male rats. Such effects have not been tested in females. In this study, we examined effects of chronic intermittent cold stress and ketamine on reversal learning in females.

Denisse Paredes; Jeri D Silva; David A Morilak.

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