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Assessing the role of the hippocampus in amygdala kindled fear : an analysis of environmental habituation
Amygdala kindling is commonly used to study the mechanisms involved in epileptogenesis, with long-term amygdala kindling providing a useful model of the behavioural disturbances— such as heightened anxiety— that can occur ...
Fear Learning as a Component of a Depressive Phenotype in Rodents
Depression is a complex psychiatric illness that affects a large proportion of the population. Many researchers make use of preclinical animal models to study the behavioural and neurobiological characteristics of this ...
The role of ventral tegmental dopamine neurons and the effects of central and peripheral dopamine agonists on fear motivation as measured by the potentiated acoustic startle reflex in rats
The involvement of dopamine (DA) in the emotional and psychiatric disturbances associated with schizophrenia and psychomotor stimulant abuse is well known; however, the mechanism by which DA mediates fear expression and ...