Attention, learning and behavior: Animal studies

  1. Research

    Developmental stress elicits preference for methamphetamine in the spontaneously hypertensive rat model of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

    Developmental stress has been hypothesised to interact with genetic predisposition to increase the risk of developing substance use disorders. Here we have investigated the effects of maternal separation-induc...

    Jacqueline S. Womersley, Bafokeng Mpeta, Jacqueline J. Dimatelis, Lauriston A. Kellaway, Dan J. Stein and Vivienne A. Russell

    Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:18

    Published on: 17 June 2016

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    Acute immobilization stress following contextual fear conditioning reduces fear memory: timing is essential

    Histone acetylation is regulated in response to stress and plays an important role in learning and memory. Chronic stress is known to deteriorate cognition, whereas acute stress facilitates memory formation. H...

    Akemi Uwaya, Hyunjin Lee, Jonghyuk Park, Hosung Lee, Junko Muto, Sanae Nakajima, Shigeo Ohta and Toshio Mikami

    Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:8

    Published on: 24 February 2016

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    Gonadectomy reduces the density of androgen receptor-immunoreactive neurons in male rat’s hippocampus: testosterone replacement compensates it

    In the present study, the role of gonadectomy on memory impairment and the density of androgen receptor-immunoreactive neurons in rats’ hippocampus as well as the ability of testosterone to compensate of memo...

    Sajjad Moghadami, Mehrdad Jahanshahi, Hamid Sepehri and Hossein Amini

    Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:5

    Published on: 28 January 2016

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