Ryan Huber

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We examined the role of the posterior division of the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (pPVTh) in habituation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) responses to repeated restraint. Habituation refers to the decrement in HPA activity that occurs with repeated exposure to the same or homotypic stressor. To date, the pPVTh has been shown to inhibit(More)
In the present studies, we examined the effects of chronic restraint on behavior in the conditioned defensive burying paradigm, a well-validated test of anxiety. This test is based on the findings that rodents tend to cover or bury the source of a noxious or aversive stimulus. However, little is known about whether prior chronic stress exposure can alter(More)
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