Dorsal premammillary nucleus differentially modulates defensive behaviors induced by different threat stimuli in rats

@article{Blanchard2003DorsalPN,
  title={Dorsal premammillary nucleus differentially modulates defensive behaviors induced by different threat stimuli in rats},
  author={D. Blanchard and C. Li and D. Hubbard and C. Markham and R. Blanchard},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2003},
  volume={345},
  pages={145-148}
}
  • D. Blanchard, C. Li, +2 authors R. Blanchard
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • Lesions of the dorsal premammillary nucleus (PMd) have been reported to produce dramatic reductions in responsivity of rats to a live cat. Such lesions provide a means of analyzing the potentially differential neural systems involved in different defensive behaviors, and the relationship between these systems and concepts such as anxiety. Rats with bilateral electrolytic lesions of the PMd were run in an elevated plus maze (EPM), exposed first to cat odor and then to a live cat, and assessed… CONTINUE READING
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