Hypothalamic sites responding to predator threats – the role of the dorsal premammillary nucleus in unconditioned and conditioned antipredatory defensive behavior

@article{Cezrio2008HypothalamicSR,
  title={Hypothalamic sites responding to predator threats – the role of the dorsal premammillary nucleus in unconditioned and conditioned antipredatory defensive behavior},
  author={A. F. Cez{\'a}rio and {\'E}. R. Ribeiro-Barbosa and M. V. Baldo and N. Canteras},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={28}
}
  • A. F. Cezário, É. R. Ribeiro-Barbosa, +1 author N. Canteras
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European Journal of Neuroscience
  • In this study we provide a comprehensive analysis of the hypothalamic activation pattern during exposure to a live predator or an environment previously associated with a predator. Our results support the view that hypothalamic processing of the actual and the contextual predatory threats share the same circuit, in which the dorsal premammillary nucleus (PMd) plays a pivotal role in amplifying this processing. To further understand the role of the PMd in the circuit organizing antipredatory… CONTINUE READING
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