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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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