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The effects of predator odors in mammalian prey species: A review of field and laboratory studies
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A small number of recent studies have suggested that skin and fur-derived predator odors may have a more profound lasting effect on prey species than those derived from urine or feces. Expand
Temporary Inactivation of the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis But Not of the Amygdala Blocks Freezing Induced by Trimethylthiazoline, a Component of Fox Feces
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The results of this study suggest that the BNST is critically involved in unlearned fear, whereas the amygdala is more involved in the acquisition and expression of learned fear. Expand
Neural Correlates of Cat Odor-Induced Anxiety in Rats: Region-Specific Effects of the Benzodiazepine Midazolam
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The results indicate that midazolam exerts a region-specific effect on the neural substrates activated by predator odor, with effects in the lateral septum and dorsal premammillary nucleus likely to be of major importance. Expand
Cat odor, but not trimethylthiazoline (fox odor), activates accessory olfactory and defense-related brain regions in rats
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Results indicate that the effects of cat odor and TMT are easily distinguished both behaviorally and at a neural level, and suggest that TMT lacks the "pheromone-like" quality ofCat odor that engages key hypothalamic sites involved in defensive behavior. Expand
The vomeronasal organ of the male ferret.
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There were no differences in the size or structure of the ferret VNO between the mating season in spring and the sexually quiescent season in autumn, although plasma testosterone, testis size and brain size are dramatically increased inSpring and behavior changes significantly. Expand
Detecting danger—or just another odorant? Olfactory sensitivity for the fox odor component 2,4,5-trimethylthiazoline in four species of mammals
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The assumption that the behavioral relevance of an odorant may be an important determinant of a species' olfactory sensitivity is supported. Expand
TMT-induced autonomic and behavioral changes and the neural basis of its processing
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The aim of the present review is to summarize the small number of studies that have examined the neural processing of the TMT stimulus and discuss the possible use of TMT exposure in rodents as an animal model of unconditional fear in humans. Expand
Behavioral changes induced in rats by exposure to trimethylthiazoline, a component of fox odor.
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Investigating whether 2 further behavioral signs of fear are induced in rats by TMT exposure: potentiation of the acoustic startle response and inhibition of appetitive behavior confirmed that behavioral changes observed during TMT Exposure are caused by T MT-induced fear and are dose dependent. Expand
The quantitative effect of visual and tactile stimuli on the prey-catching behaviour of ferrets (Putorius furo L.)
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Prey catching reactions of ferrets can be elicited by moving dummies, and ferrets-innately-tend to aim at the most anterior part of the "prey" and to bite into it, independent of whether there is a head-like structure with a neck or not. Expand
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