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Medial preoptic area interactions with dopamine neural systems in the control of the onset and maintenance of maternal behavior in rats
The medial preoptic area (MPOA) and dopamine (DA) neural systems interact to regulate maternal behavior in rats. Two DA systems are involved: the mesolimbic DA system and the incerto-hypothalamic DAExpand
The effects of D1 or D2 dopamine receptor antagonism in the medial preoptic area, ventral pallidum, or nucleus accumbens on the maternal retrieval response and other aspects of maternal behavior in
The medial preoptic area (MPOA), ventral pallidum (VP), and nucleus accumbens (NA) receive dopaminergic afferents and are involved in maternal behavior. Experiments investigated whether dopamine (DA)Expand
Hypothalamic interaction with the mesolimbic DA system in the control of the maternal and sexual behaviors in rats
The medial preoptic area (MPOA) of the hypothalamus regulates maternal behavior, male sexual behavior, and female sexual behavior. Functional neuroanatomical evidence indicates that the appetitiveExpand
Oestrogen‐Independent, Experience‐Induced Maternal Behaviour in Female Mice
Nulliparous female mice that have not experienced mating, pregnancy or parturition show near immediate spontaneous maternal behaviour when presented with foster pups. The fact that virgin miceExpand
Temporary inactivation of ventral tegmental area neurons with either muscimol or baclofen reversibly disrupts maternal behavior in rats through different underlying mechanisms.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of inactivation of ventral tegmental area (VTA) projection neurons, while sparing fibers of passage, on maternal behavior in rats. Because VTAExpand
Reproductive experiential regulation of cognitive and emotional resilience
Adaptation virtually defines survival. For mammals, arguably, no other developmental milestone is exemplified by--nor more reliant on--the sudden and dramatic behavioral alterations observed in theExpand
Dopamine D1 receptor stimulation of the nucleus accumbens or the medial preoptic area promotes the onset of maternal behavior in pregnancy-terminated rats.
There is good evidence that interference with the mesolimbic dopamine (DA) system results in impaired maternal responding in postpartum female rats. However, whether activation of the mesolimbic DAExpand
Experience-facilitated improvements in pup retrieval; evidence for an epigenetic effect
The quality and quantity of maternal care received during infancy are highly predictive of successful infant development. It has been well established, primarily in rats, that the combination ofExpand
Hypothalamic Interaction with the Mesolimbic Dopamine System and the Regulation of Maternal Responsiveness
This chapter reviews research dealing with the neural basis of maternal behavior in rats. The major components of maternal behavior in this species are retrieval behavior, nest building, nursingExpand
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