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dc.contributor.authorGarcía Martínez, Rolando
dc.contributor.authorMiquel, Marta
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Luis I.
dc.contributor.authorCoria Ávila, Genaro A.
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Estudillo, César A.
dc.contributor.authorAranda Abreu, Gonzalo E.
dc.contributor.authorToledo, Rebeca
dc.contributor.authorHernández, María Elena
dc.contributor.authorManzo, Jorge
dc.description.abstractThe sexual behavior of male rats constitutes a natural model to study learning of motor skills at the level of the central nervous system. We previously showed that sexual behavior increases Fos expression in granule cells at lobules 6 to 9 of the vermis cerebellum. Herein, we obtained multiunit recordings of lobules 6a and 7 during the training period of naive subjects, and during consecutive ejaculations of expert males. Recordings from both lobules and the inferior olive showed that the maximum amplitude of mount, intromission, and ejaculation signals were similar, but sexual behavior during training tests produced a decrease in the amplitude for mount and intromission signals. The fastigial nucleus showed an inverse mirror-like response. Thus, the cerebellum is involved in the neural basis of sexual behavior and the learning of appropriate behavioral displays during copulation, with a wiring that involves the cerebellar cortex, inferior olive, and fastigial nucleus.ca_CA
dc.format.extent7 p.ca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Cerebellum, v. 9, n. 1, p. 96-102ca_CA
dc.rights© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009ca_CA
dc.subjectmotor learningca_CA
dc.subjectsexual behaviorca_CA
dc.subjectdeep cerebellar nucleica_CA
dc.titleMultiunit Recording of the Cerebellar Cortex, Inferior Olive, and Fastigial Nucleus During Copulation in Naive and Sexually Experienced Male Ratsca_CA

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