publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

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

Takahashi, Yuji; Kiyokawa, Yasushi; Kodama, Yuka; Arata, Sayaka; Takeuchi, Yukari; Mori, Yuji;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2013 Journal: Behavioural Brain Research, volume 240, pages 46-51 (issn: 0166-4328, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract 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 epithelium, we hypothesized that we could induce the social buffering of conditioned fear responses by presenting olfactory signals that were derived from a conspecifi...
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free text keywords: Behavioral Neuroscience, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Developmental psychology, Stimulus (physiology), Fear processing in the brain, Olfactory epithelium, medicine.anatomical_structure, Classical conditioning, Internal medicine, Amygdala, Psychology, Odor, Fear conditioning, Conditioning
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

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

Takahashi, Yuji; Kiyokawa, Yasushi; Kodama, Yuka; Arata, Sayaka; Takeuchi, Yukari; Mori, Yuji;