Kimberly S. Gannon

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Mice of 129/J and C57BL/6J inbred strains received two-bottle, 48-h preference tests of NaCl solutions vs. distilled water. 129/J mice exhibited a greater preference for 0.08 M NaCl than did C57BL/6J mice. To determine if this strain difference was mediated by taste, the integrated neural responses of the chorda tympani nerve to a concentration range of(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder patients are marked by cognitive deficits in working memory and strategy switching. There is accumulating evidence that 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)6 receptors may serve as a useful target to improve cognitive functioning. In the present experiments, the novel 5-HT6 antagonist,(More)
To address the development of early anxiety disorders across the lifespan, the High USV line of rats was bred based on rates of infant ultrasonic vocalization in the 40-50 kHz range of predominant frequencies (USV) to maternal separation at postnatal day (P) 10. In this study, rates of USV in High line infants (pups: Postnatal Day 11+/-1) were compared to(More)
We have adapted to mice a holeboard-learning task, which allows simultaneous assessment of spatial working and reference-memory performance. The holeboard apparatus consists of an open-field chamber with a 16-hole floor insert. Across trials, animals have to learn that the same four holes of 16 are always baited. Here, we show that C57BL/6 mice readily(More)
A detailed description of the increased intake of 0.5 M NaCl solution by rats after systemic treatment with desoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) or after adrenalectomy was obtained by measuring feeding and drinking activity every 6 s for 23 h. In both models of salt appetite, the induced increase in saline intake occurred mostly at night and in close(More)
Three experiments investigated the genetic underpinnings of the sucrose octaacetate (SOA) avoidance-indifference dimorphism that exists among outbred CFW mice. In the first experiment, results from 687 subjects across three generations of segregation were consistent with predictions from a single-autosomal, two-allele model, with dominance for the avoidance(More)
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