Naturally occurring variations in defensive burying behavior are associated with differences in vasopressin, oxytocin, and androgen receptors in the male rat.

Abstract

Largely ignored in tests of defensive burying is the capacity for individual animals to display marked variations in active coping behaviors. To expose the neurobiological correlates of this behavioral differentiation rats were exposed to a mousetrap that was remotely triggered upon approach to remove the quality of pain. Relative to animals showing no… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2009.06.008

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