Olfactory signals mediate social buffering of conditioned fear responses in male rats

@article{Takahashi2013OlfactorySM,
  title={Olfactory signals mediate social buffering of conditioned fear responses in male rats},
  author={Y. Takahashi and Y. Kiyokawa and Y. Kodama and S. Arata and Y. Mori},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={240},
  pages={46-51}
}
  • Y. Takahashi, Y. Kiyokawa, +2 authors Y. Mori
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Brain Research
  • In social animals, the presence of an affiliative conspecific alleviates acute stress responses, and this is called social buffering. We previously reported that social buffering mitigates the fear responses of male rats to auditory conditioned stimuli that had been paired with foot shocks. Subsequent studies revealed that signals that are perceived by the main olfactory epithelium are important for social buffering. Because olfactory signals are the signal perceived by the main olfactory… CONTINUE READING
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