Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

Independent depression and fear studies suggest overlap in the brain structures involved in depression and fear response. The current study was undertaken in order to test the hypothesis that fear response is increased in the Flinders sensitive line rat (FSL), an animal model of depression. Behavioral fear and stress indices were measured in response to an unconditioned fear stimulus, trimethylthiazoline. Results disprove the hypothesis and show that the FSL exhibit a diminished fear response.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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