Sensory Contact Model: Protocol, Control, Applications

Natalia N. Kudryavtseva (Editor)
Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia

Series: Genetics – Research and Issues
BISAC: MED107000

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Among the models that become more and more popular in behavioral neuroscience are biosocial models, which allow studying the consequences of chronic social conflicts and social stress in animals. The sensory contact model appears to represent one of such models. Repeated experience of aggression or social defeats in daily agonistic interactions in male mice of different strains leads to the formation of opposing kinds of social behavior: one attributable to winners (aggressors) and another attributable to losers (defeated males, victims of aggression). Putative mechanisms of release and maintenance of aggressive and submissive behaviors in male mice under the sensory contact model, criteria of correct application, basic experimental setups and problem of the control, methodical capabilities and potentials of the sensory contact model applications are discussed in this book. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Sensory Contact Model

The Control

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