Coordinator of Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Lethbridge, 1991
M.Sc., University of Western, 1993
Ph.D., University of Western, 1996
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Neural and synaptic plasticity, learning and memory, development, long-term potentiation, neurotransmitters, amygdala, fear.
Dringenberg, H.C., Saber, A.J., and Cahill, L. (2001) Enhanced frontal cortex activation in rats by convergent amygdaloid and noxious sensory signals. NeuroReport, 12:2395-2398.
Richardson, D.P., Byrnes, M.L., Brien, J.F., Reynolds, J.N., and Dringenberg, H.C. (2002) Impaired water maze acquisition and hippocampal long-term potentiation after chronic prenatal ethanol exposure in the guinea pig. European Journal of Neuroscience, 16:1593-1598.
Dringenberg, H.C., Dennis, K.E.B., Tomaszek, S., and Martin, J. (2003) Orienting and defensive behaviors elicited by superior colliculus stimulation in rats: effects of 5-HT depletion, uptake inhibition, and direct midbrain or frontal cortex application. Behavioural Brain Research, 144:95-103.
Dringenberg, H.C., Kuo, M.-C., and Tomaszek, S. (2004) Stabilization of thalamo-cortical long-term potentiation by the amygdala: cholinergic and transcription-dependent mechanisms. European Journal of Neuroscience, 20:557-565.