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={Anne Fabelly Ramalho Cez{\'a}rio and {\'E}rika Renata Ribeiro-Barbosa and Marcus Vin{\'i}cius Chrys{\'o}stomo Baldo and Newton Sabino Canteras},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={28}
}
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… Expand
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