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Abstract #1291

MEMRI and Single Pellet Reaching in Rats

Albert R. Cross1, Mariam Alaverdashvili2, Valerie Lapointe2, Ian Q. Whishaw2

1Neuroscience and Physics, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; 2Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Canada

This study investigates the effects of a moderate imaging dose (75 mg/kg) of manganese on skilled motor control in rats. Relaxation measurements were made in various brain regions. Temporary deficits in motor control were found to correlate with relaxation rate.