The ventral striatum of the Syrian hamster
Johnson, Luke R. & Wood, Ruth I. (1999) The ventral striatum of the Syrian hamster. New York Academy of Sciences. Annals, 877(1), pp. 661-666.
The Syrian hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, was first used in laboratory experiments some fifty years ago in the Middle East, from animals captured in the wild. 1 Since then the Syrian hamster has been domesticated and used extensively in laboratory studies of motivation, includuing reproduction, feeding, aggression and circadian behaviors. 2 In comparison to the rat, the male Syrian hamster is a solitary animal known for its territorial aggression, photoperiodic mating and hoarding behaviors. Many neural circuits controlling reproductive behaviors are now known. 3 While these motivated behaviors have been demonstrated to be regulated by endocrine status there is increasing evidence that dopamine within the nucleus accumbens conveys the rewarding tone of sexual motivation
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology Psychopharmacology Physiological Psychology) (170101)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||22 May 2014 00:47|
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