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Lesions of the dorsal lateral septum do not affect neophagia in the novelty induced suppression of feeding paradigm but reduce defensive behaviours in the elevated plus maze and shock probe burying tests.
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PMID:  21356249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Past studies have shown that the lateral septum is involved in anxiety. Here, we tested whether the dorsal lateral septum contributes to neophagia by using the novelty induced suppression of feeding (NISF) paradigm. We found that while lesions of the dorsal lateral septum did not affect home or novel cage responding in the NISF test, they did decrease open arm avoidance in the elevated plus maze and burying in the shock probe burying test. Our results suggest that the dorsal lateral septum does not regulate neophagia in the NISF, but further experiments are needed to determine if the same is true for the intermediate and ventral lateral septum.
San-San A Chee; Janet L Menard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural brain research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7549     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8004872     Medline TA:  Behav Brain Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Centre for Neuroscience Studies and Department of Psychology.
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