Latent inhibition

Latent inhibition is the ability of a pre-exposed nonreinforced stimulus to inhibit later stimulus-response learning.42 This behavior can be disrupted by amphetamine in both rodents and humans. While often put forward as a model of positive symptoms with significant face validity, a careful review of the literature reveals significant disagreement on key facts, including the prevalence of disrupted latent inhibition in schizophrenic patients, the responsiveness of amphetamine-disrupted latent inhibition to atypical antipsychotics, and key differences between experimental paradigms used in human and animal studies. Results employing the latent inhibition assay must be interpreted with caution until these controversies are fully addressed.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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