Nur Zeynep Gungor

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Early work stressed the differing involvement of the central amygdala (CeA) and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) in the genesis of fear versus anxiety, respectively. In 2009, Walker, Miles, and Davis proposed a model of amygdala-BNST interactions to explain these functional differences. This model became extremely influential and now guides a new(More)
The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) is thought to generate anxiety-like states via its projections to autonomic and neuroendocrine regulatory structures of the brain. However, because most BNST cells are GABAergic, they are expected to inhibit target neurons. In contrast with this, infusion of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) into BNST was(More)
It has been proposed that the central amygdala (CeA), particularly its medial sector (CeM), generates brief fear responses to discrete conditioned cues, whereas the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) promotes long-lasting, anxiety-like states in response to more diffuse contingencies. Although it is believed that BNST-CeA interactions determine the(More)
The central medial thalamic (CMT) nucleus is a poorly known component of the middle thalamic complex that relays nociceptive inputs to the basolateral amygdala and cingulate cortex and plays a critical role in the control of awareness. The present study was undertaken to characterize the electroresponsive properties of CMT neurons. Similar to relay neurons(More)
2 OPTOGENETIC STUDY OF THE PROJECTIONS FROM THE 3 BED NUCLEUS OF THE STRIA TERMINALIS TO THE CENTRAL AMYGDALA 4 5 Nur Zeynep Gungor, Ryo Yamamoto, Denis Pare 6 7 Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University-Newark 8 197 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Running head: Connections from BNST to CeA 18 19(More)
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