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Refined methodology for implantation of a head fixation device and chronic recording chambers in non-human primates

Lanz, Florian ; Lanz, X. ; Scherly, A. ; Moret, Véronique ; Gaillard, A. ; Gruner, P. ; Hoogewoud, Henri-Marcel ; Belhaj-Saif, Abderraouf ; Loquet, Gérard ; Rouiller, Eric M.

In: Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2013, vol. 219, no. 2, p. 262–270

The present study was aimed at developing a new strategy to design and anchor custom-fitted implants, consisting of a head fixation device and a chronic recording chamber, on the skull of adult macaque monkeys. This was done without the use of dental resin or orthopedic cement, as these modes of fixation exert a detrimental effect on the bone. The implants were made of titanium or tekapeek and...

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Multisensory facilitation of behavior in monkeys: effects of stimulus intensity

Cappe, Céline ; Murray, Micah M. ; Barone, Pascal ; Rouiller, Eric M.

In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2010, vol. 22, no. 12, p. 2850-2863

Multisensory stimuli can improve performance, facilitating RTs on sensorimotor tasks. This benefit is referred to as the redundant signals effect (RSE) and can exceed predictions on the basis of probability summation, indicative of integrative processes. Although an RSE exceeding probability summation has been repeatedly observed in humans and nonprimate animals, there are scant and inconsistent...

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The thalamocortical projection systems in Primate : an anatomical support for multisensory and sensorimotor interplay

Cappe, Céline ; Morel, Anne ; Barone, Pascal ; Rouiller, Eric M.

In: Cerebral Cortex, 2009, vol. 19, no. 9, p. 2025-2037

Multisensory and sensorimotor integrations are usually considered to occur in superior colliculus and cerebral cortex, but few studies proposed the thalamus as being involved in these integrative processes. We investigated whether the organization of the thalamocortical (TC) systems for different modalities partly overlap, representing an anatomical support for multisensory and sensorimotor...

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Direct comparison between properties of adaptation of the auditory nerve and the ventral cochlear nucleus in response to repetitive clicks

Meyer, Kaspar ; Rouiller, Eric M. ; Loquet, Gérard

In: Hearing Research, 2007, vol. 228, no. 1-2, p. 144-155

The present study was designed to complete two previous reports [Loquet, G., Rouiller, E.M., 2002. Neural adaptation to pulsatile acoustical stimulation in the cochlear nucleus of the rat. Hear. Res. 171, 72–81; Loquet, G., Meyer, K., Rouiller, E.M., 2003. Effects of intensity of repetitive acoustic stimuli on neural adaptation in the ventral cochlear nucleus of the rat. Exp. Brain Res. 153,...

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The dual pattern of corticothalamic projection of the primary auditory cortex in macaque monkey

Rouiller, Eric M. ; Durif, Caroline

In: Neuroscience Letters, 2004, vol. 358, no. 1, p. 49-52

The distribution and terminal morphology of the corticothalamic projection originating from the primary auditory cortex (A1) were established in a macaque monkey, using the anterograde (and retrograde) tracer biotinylated dextran amine. A dense corticothalamic projection from A1 was found in the ventral (vMGB) and dorsal (dMGB) divisions of the medial geniculate body and, to a lesser extent,...