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File134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?2010-052014-11

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Duration: 2010-05 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Brain structure and function / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Intervention

DocumentFinal report - Structural and molecular basis of cognitive improvements induced by behavioral training (cognitive enrichment)2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Duration: 2010-05 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Brain structure and function / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
Final report - Structural and molecular basis of cognitive improvements induced by behavioral training (cognitive enrichment)
Publication year: 2012
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Learning / Cognitive enrichment / Chronic stress / Neuropsychiatric disorders / Prefrontal cortex / Hippocampus

DocumentChronic stress disrupts neural coherence between cortico-limbic structures2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Duration: 2010-05 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Brain structure and function / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
Chronic stress disrupts neural coherence between cortico-limbic structures
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23390414
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Chronic stress impairs cognitive function, namely on tasks that rely on the integrity of cortico-limbic networks. To unravel the functional impact of progressive stress in cortico-limbic networks we measured neural activity and spectral coherences between the ventral hippocampus (vHIP) and the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in rats subjected to short term stress (STS) and chronic unpredictable stress (CUS). CUS exposure consistently disrupted the spectral coherence between both areas for a wide range of frequencies, whereas STS exposure failed to trigger such effect. The chronic stress-induced coherence decrease correlated inversely with the vHIP power spectrum, but not with the mPFC power spectrum, which supports the view that hippocampal dysfunction is the primary event after stress exposure. Importantly, we additionally show that the variations in vHIP-to-mPFC coherence and power spectrum in the vHIP correlated with stress-induced behavioral deficits in a spatial reference memory task. Altogether, these findings result in an innovative readout to measure, and follow, the functional events that underlie the stress-induced reference memory impairments.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2010-61.02
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Dias, N., Correia, M., Gama-Pereira, F., Sardinha, V. M., Lima, A., Oliveira, A. F., Jacinto, L. R., Ferreira, D. S., Silva, A. M., Reis, J. S., Cerqueira, J., Sousa, N.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Oliveira, J. F., Dias, N., Correia, M., Gama-Pereira, F., Sardinha, V. M. ,Lima, A., . . . & Sousa, N. (2013). Chronic stress disrupts neural coherence between cortico-limbic structures. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 7, 10, 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00010
2-year Impact Factor: 2.950|2013
Times cited: 30|2022-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Chronic stress / Coherence / Hippocampus / Power spectrum / Prefrontal cortex

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DocumentHow does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Duration: 2010-05 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Brain structure and function / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bial%20Sonhos%20Miolo_Total%20Bolsas.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Several studies in animal models have demonstrated that chronic stress exposure
induces alterations in the structure and function of the hippocampal formation and medial
prefrontal (mPFC). Also relevant, was the finding that such functional and structural changes
partially reverted following cessation of stress exposure; importantly, functional recovery was
correlated with synaptogenesis and dendritic plasticity, at least in the hippocampus.
Objective: The present study aimed to assess the ability of cognitive stimulation to abrogate the
negative effects of chronic stress exposure on learning and memory performances.
Methods: As it is conceivable that specific cognitive stimulation differently enhance brain circuits,
rats free of stress-exposure (CON) and animals previously submitted to chronic unpredictable
stress (CUS) were submitted to spatial reference memory stimulus using the hole board (RM)
paradigm (CON+RM and CUS+RM) while others were trained in a T-maze (WM), a working memory
tasks (CON+WM and CUS+WM).
Results: Behavioral data confirms that stress impairs both reference and working memory.
Importantly, these behavioural underperformances were reverted with cognitive tasks.
Interestingly, however, each individual task ameliorates predominantly that specific cognitive
behaviour, which reinforces the view that neuronal plasticity is circuit-dependent. Structural
analysis of animals submitted chronic stress reveals a trend to recovery of neuropil changes in the
hippocampal formation, but not in the mPFC, after reference memory stimulation (CUS+RM).
Conversely, after working memory stimulation there’s a trend towards recovery of neuropil
changes in the mPFC but not in the hippocampus.
Conclusion and discussion: In conclusion, these preliminary results suggest that reinforcement of
specific cognitive circuits (“cognitive-enrichment”) triggers synaptic plasticity mainly within the
brain circuits implicated in that particular task. These basic experimental procedures provide an
insight on the ability to recover from stress-induced impairments in animal models, which might
prove relevant in the pathogenesis and recovery of several neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Cerqueira, J., Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P. & Taipa, R. (2012). How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance? In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 43/63). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Chronic stress / Plasticity / Long-term potentiation

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DocumentAstrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Duration: 2010-05 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Brain structure and function / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2013182a.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Interest in astroglial cells is rising due to recent findings supporting dynamic neuron–astrocyte interactions. There is increasing evidence of astrocytic dysfunction in several brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder; importantly these pathologies are characterized by the involvement of the prefrontal cortex and by significant cognitive impairments. Here, to model astrocyte pathology, we injected animals with the astrocyte specific toxin L-a-aminoadipate (L-AA) in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC); a behavioral and structural characterization two and six days after the injection was performed. Behavioral data shows that the astrocyte pathology in the mPFC affects the attentional set-shifting, the working memory and the reversal learning functions. Histological analysis of brain sections of the L-AA-injected animals revealed a pronounced loss of astrocytes in the targeted region. Interestingly, analysis of neurons in the lesion sites showed a progressive neuronal loss that was accompanied with dendritic atrophy in the surviving neurons. These results suggest that the L-AA-induced astrocytic loss in the mPFC triggers subsequent neuronal damage leading to cognitive impairment in tasks depending on the integrity of this brain region. These findings are of relevance to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders that involve astrocytic loss/dysfunction in the PFC.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2010-061.04
Author: Lima, A.
Secondary author(s):
Sardinha, V. M., Oliveira, A. F., Reis, M., Mota, C., Silva, M., Marques, F., Cerqueira, J., Pinto, L., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Lima, A., Sardinha V. M., Oliveira A. F., Reis M., Mota C., Silva, M., . . . Oliveira, J. F. (2014). Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats. Molecular Psychiatry,19(7), 834-841. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.182
2-year Impact Factor: 14.496|2014
Times cited: 60|2022-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Aminoadipate / Astrocyte / Cognition / Learning / Prefrontal cortex

Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats

Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats

DocumentStress affects theta activity in limbic networks and impairs novelty-induced exploration and familiarization2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
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Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Duration: 2010-05 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Brain structure and function / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
Stress affects theta activity in limbic networks and impairs novelty-induced exploration and familiarization
Publication year: 2013
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00127/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Exposure to a novel environment triggers the response of several brain areas that regulate emotional behaviors. Here, we studied theta oscillations within the hippocampus (HPC)-amygdala (AMY)-medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) network in exploration of a novel environment and subsequent familiarization through repeated exposures to that same environment; in addition, we assessed how concomitant stress exposure could disrupt this activity and impair both behavioral processes. Local field potentials (LFP) were simultaneously recorded from dorsal and ventral hippocampus (dHPC and vHPC, respectively), basolateral amygdala (BLA) and mPFC in freely behaving rats while they were exposed to a novel environment, then repeatedly re-exposed over the course of 3 weeks to that same environment and, finally, on re-exposure to a novel unfamiliar environment. A longitudinal analysis of theta activity within this circuit revealed a reduction of vHPC and BLA theta power and vHPC-BLA theta coherence through familiarization which was correlated with a return to normal exploratory behavior in control rats. In contrast, a persistent over-activation of the same brain regions was observed in stressed rats that displayed impairments in novel exploration and familiarization processes. Importantly, we show that stress also affected intra-hippocampal synchrony and heightened the coherence between vHPC and BLA. In summary, we demonstrate that modulatory theta activity in the aforementioned circuit, namely in the vHPC and BLA, is correlated with the expression of anxiety in novelty-induced exploration and familiarization in both normal and pathological conditions.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Jacinto, L. R.
Secondary author(s):
Reis, J. S., Dias, N. S., Cerqueira, J. J., Correia, J. H., Sousa, N.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5|2022-03-19
Reference:
Jacinto, L. R., Reis, J. S., Dias, N. S., Cerqueira, J. J., Correia, J. H., & Sousa, N. (2013). Stress affects theta activity in limbic networks and impairs novelty-induced exploration and familiarization. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 127. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00127
2-year Impact Factor: 4.160|2013
Times cited: 43|2022-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Stress / Anxiety / Local field potentials / Ventral hippocampus / Amygdala / Pre-frontal cortex

Stress affects theta activity in limbic networks and impairs novelty-induced exploration and familiarization

Stress affects theta activity in limbic networks and impairs novelty-induced exploration and familiarization