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Unformatted text preview: How Can Voles Be Useful? ± Prairie Voles: ± Form social bonds ± Most mate monogamously ± Show sensitivity to social stressors ± Chronic stress manipulation: 4 weeks of isolation from mate ± Can do various surgical procedures we cant do on human subjects 6 How Do Voles Respond to Chronic Stressors? ± Increased resting heart rate; exaggerated cardiac response to acute stress ± Increased corticosterone (akin to cortisol) ± Behaviors that mimic depression in humans ± Anhedonia ± Learned helplessness ± Behaviors that mimic anxiety ± Oxytocin reduces these effects 7...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Bethlebreton during the Fall '11 term at Purdue.
- Fall '11