Olfactory systems and neural circuits that modulate predator odor fear

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Takahashi, Lorey K.;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience,volume 8 (issn: 1662-5153, eissn: 1662-5153)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00072, pmc: PMC3949219
  • Subject: Review Article | amygdala | predator odor | medial prefrontal cortex | hippocampus | medial hypothalamus | Neuroscience | main and accessory olfactory systems | fear
    mesheuropmc: psychological phenomena and processes

When prey animals detect the odor of a predator a constellation of fear-related autonomic, endocrine, and behavioral responses rapidly occur to facilitate survival. How olfactory sensory systems process predator odor and channel that information to specific brain circui... View more
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