Lesioning Thalamic Reticular Cholinergic Neurons

My name is Emily Masi and I am a rising sophomore studying neuroscience and public health here at the College. I have been working in Dr. Burk’s lab since the beginning of this semester, and its focus has been the role of orexin projections to the basal forebrain in attention, the effects of reward delay discounting on impulsivity and the role of the cholinergic system in this pathway, and the actions of acetylcholine at muscarinic and nicotinic receptors under cognitively challenging conditions.

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