Psychology

Xiaojuan (Xandra) Xu

 Professor

 
B.S., Beijing University
 M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan
 
 office: 2211 Au Sable Hall
 phone: (616) 331-2411
 email: xux@gvsu.edu
 

Specialization
 
Biopsychology and Neuropsychology
 
Courses Taught
 
PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology
PSY 363 - Learning
PSY 430 - Physiological Psychology
PSY 431 - Introduction to Neuropsychology (Class-related web pages)  
PSY 432 - Psychopharmacology
PSY 499 - Independent Study and Research in Psychology
 
Representative Publications
 
Xu, X., Bently, J., Miller, T., Zmolek, K., Kovaleinen, T., Goodman, E., and Foster, T. (2009). The role of telencephalic nitric oxide and cGMP in avoidance conditioning in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience. 123(3): 614-623.
 
Zheng, P., Zhang, J., Liu, H., Xu, X., and Zhang, X.  (2008).  Angelica injection reduces cognitive impairment during chronic cerebral hypoperfusion throughbrain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor. Current Neurovascular Research. 5(1):13-20.
 
Xu, X., Scott-Scheiern, T., Kempker, L., and Simons, K. (2007).  An active avoidance conditioning paradigm in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 87(1):72-77.
 
Hu, D., Xu, X., and Gonzalez-Lima, F. (2006).  Vicarious trial-and-error behavior and hippocampal cytochrome oxidase activity of rats in Y-maze discrimination learning.  International Journal of Neuroscience.  116:265-280.
 
Hu, D., Xu, X., and Gonzalez-Lima, F. (2005).  Hippocampal cytochrome oxidase activity of rats in easy and difficult visual discrimination learning. International Journal of Neuroscience.  115: 595-611.

Xu, X., Bazner, J., Qi, M., Johnson, E., and Freidhoff, R. (2003).  The role of telencephalic NMDA receptors in avoidance learning in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience. 117 (3): 548-554.

Xu, X., Russell, T., Bazner, J., and Hamilton, J. (2001). NMDA receptor antagonist AP5 and nitric oxide synthase inhibitor 7-NI affect different phases of learning and memory in goldfish.  Brain Research.  889: 274-277.
 
Xu, X. and Domino, E.F. (2000).  Effects of tobacco smoking on topographic EEG and Stroop test in smoking deprived smokers. Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 24: 535-546.
 
Xu, X., Boshoven, W. and Gunn, D. (1999).  NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801 and nitric oxide synthase inhibitor L-NAME did not produce state-dependent learning in goldfish.  Psychobiology. 27(3): 426-431.

Xu, X. and Domino, E.F. (1999).  A further study on asymmetric cross sensitization between MK-801- and phencyclidine-induced ambulatory activity. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Behavior.  63(3): 413-416.

Xu, X., Boshoven, W., Lombardo, B. and Spranger, J (1998).  Comparison of the amnestic effects of NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801 and nitric oxide synthase inhibitors: L-NAME and L-NOARG in goldfish.  Behavioral Neuroscience.  112 (4): 892-899.

Xu, X. (1997).  NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801 selectively impairs learning contiguity of the conditioned stimulus and unconditioned stimulus in goldfish. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Behavior 58 (2): 491-496.

Xu, X. and Domino, E.F. (1997).  Cross-sensitization between phencyclidine and (-) but not (+)-pentazocine induced locomotor and ambulatory activity. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Behavior  56 (2): 205-210.  

Xu, X., Klinger, P. Davis, R. (1995). Comparative anterograde amnestic and anticonvulsant effects of two types of NMDA receptor antagonists: MK-801 and HA-966. Psychopharmacology. 117 (10): 333-339.

Xu, X. and Domino, E.F. (1994). Genetic differences in the locomotor response to single and daily doses of phencyclidine in inbred mouse strains.  Behavioral Pharmacology. 5:623-639.

Xu, X. and Domino, E.F. (1994) Asymmetric cross-sensitization to the locomotor stimulant effects of phencyclidine and MK-801. Neurochemistry International. 25 (2): 155-159.

Xu, X., and Domino, E.F. (1994). Phencyclidine-induced behavioral sensitization. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Behavior. 47 (3): 603-608.

Xu, X. and Davis, R.E. (1992). NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801 impairs learning but not memory fixation or expression of classical fear conditioning in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience. 106(2): 307-314.

 

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