The relationships between trait anxiety, place recognition memory, and learning strategy.

  title={The relationships between trait anxiety, place recognition memory, and learning strategy.},
  author={Wayne R Hawley and Elin M Grissom and Gary P Dohanich},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  volume={216 2},
Rodents learn to navigate mazes using various strategies that are governed by specific regions of the brain. The type of strategy used when learning to navigate a spatial environment is moderated by a number of factors including emotional states. Heightened anxiety states, induced by exposure to stressors or administration of anxiogenic agents, have been found to bias male rats toward the use of a striatum-based stimulus-response strategy rather than a hippocampus-based place strategy. However… CONTINUE READING

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