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Improved Discrimination Between Tone and Context During Fear Extinction in Chronically Stressed Rats Provided with a Post-Stress Rest Period

Abstract The goal of the present study was to investigate whether a rest period following the end of chronic stress would impact fear extinction. Past research has indicated that chronic stress leads to impairments in the learning and recall of fear conditioning extinction. Moreover, the effects of chronic stress can return to levels similar to controls when a post-stress “rest” period (i.e., undisturbed except for normal husbandry) is given prior to testing. Male rats underwent chronic restraint stress for 6hr/day/21days (STR-IMM). Some rats, underwent a post-stress rest period for 6- or 3-weeks after the end of stress (STR-R6, STR-R3). Control (CON) rats were unrestrained for the duration of the experiment. In Experiment 1, following the stre... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Judd, Jessica Michelle (Author) / Conrad, Cheryl D (Advisor) / Sanabria, Federico (Committee member) / Smith, Brian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Behavioral psychology / Behavioral sciences / Psychobiology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 46 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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