Selection for Differences in Avoidance Learning: The Syracuse Strains Differ in Anxiety, Not Learning Ability

  title={Selection for Differences in Avoidance Learning: The Syracuse Strains Differ in Anxiety, Not Learning Ability},
  author={F. Robert Brush},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
  • F. R. Brush
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Behavior Genetics
In this review the derivation of the Syracuse (SHA/Bru and SLA/Bru) strains of hooded rats that were selectively bred for differences in active two-way shuttle-box avoidance learning is described, together with a summary of the behavioral, hormonal, anatomical, physiological, and pharmacological characteristics that covary with the realized phenotypes. A selective genetic analysis is also described, which indicates that all of the five assessed covariates cosegregate with the avoidance… 

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