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Effects of central neuropeptides on social preference and social recognition in male rats

Lukas, Michael (2011) Effects of central neuropeptides on social preference and social recognition in male rats. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

In chapters 2, 3, and 5 of this thesis, I aimed to add to the characterization of the involvement of central neuropeptides such as OT, AVP, and NPS in basic social abilities, i.e. individual social recognition and social approach behavior. Both aspects of social behavior are essentially needed for proper performance of more complex social behaviors, like aggression, sexual behavior or pair ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Psychologische Erkrankungen, die soziale Angst und Defizite sozialer Kognition mit einschließen, nehmen in der heutigen Gesellschaft einen immer größer werdenden Stellenwert ein. Beispiele hierfür sind Schizophrenie, soziale Angsterkrankungen und Autismus, um nur einige zu nennen. Die neurobiologischen Ursachen dieser sozialen Defizite sind jedoch noch weitgehend unbekannt. Klinische Studien, ...


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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:16 November 2011
Referee:Prof. Dr. Inga D. Neumann and Prof. Dr. Rainer Landgraf
Date of exam:21 October 2011
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Tierphysiologie/Neurobiologie (Prof. Dr. Inga Neumann)
Keywords:vasopressin, oxytocin, social memory, social anxiety, stress, autism
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:22540
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