(1923 - 1998)
Geógrafo, espeleólogo y arqueólogo. Primer Presidente de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Presidente fundador de la Federación Espeleológica de América Latina y el Caribe y de diversas sociedades científicas nacionales e internacionales.
Biomedical Sciences
2005 | Study of neuroplastic processes reinforcement mechanisms by affective factors.
Main executives entity: International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), Cuba (1), Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology of Magdeburg, Germany (2)
Main author: Prof. Jorge A. Bergado Rosado (1), DrC. William Almaguer Melián (1), Prof. Julieta U. Frey (2) y Sabine Frey (2)
Coauthors: del CIREN: Bárbara Estupiñán Díaz, Lisis Martínez Martí, DrC. Reyniel Cruz Aguado

This work presents the results of a series of studies destined to accelerate neural and cellular emchanisms implied in neuroplastic processes modulation by affective factors. It was proved that the tonsils basolateral region is a central structure in this kind of processes, mediated by other limbic structures, such as medial septum region.

Results of this work, exposed in a comprehensible manner, prove the validity of the stated hypothesis.

There is a contribution of evidences stating that this mechanisms could have been activated by neurotransmissions such as noradrenalin and acetylcolin, which can explain the relation among effective neuroplastic processes. These results are highly novel in the scientific field. Its actuality and originality are endorsed by its publications between 1984 and 2005, 3 international journals of impact and its presentations in several international congresses.

Results of this work are very useful and undoubtedly applicable in neurologic rehabilitation medical care.