Martin Kavaliers

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Male risk taking, female odors, and the role of estrogen receptors
    Martin Kavaliers
    Dept of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Physiol Behav 107:751-61. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Sociality, pathogen avoidance, and the neuropeptides oxytocin and arginine vasopressin
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, Social Science Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1
    Psychol Sci 22:1367-74. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Estrogen receptors alpha and beta mediate different aspects of the facilitatory effects of female cues on male risk taking
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:634-42. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief exposure to female odors "emboldens" male mice by reducing predator-induced behavioral and hormonal responses
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada
    Horm Behav 40:497-509. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Antipredator responses and defensive behavior: ecological and ethological approaches for the neurosciences
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, N6A 5C2, London, Ont, Canada
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 25:577-86. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Impaired discrimination of and aversion to parasitized male odors by female oxytocin knockout mice
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Genes Brain Behav 2:220-30. 2003
  7. pmc Inadvertent social information and the avoidance of parasitized male mice: a role for oxytocin
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology and Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:4293-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Genes, odours and the recognition of parasitized individuals by rodents
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, Social Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2
    Trends Parasitol 21:423-9. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Recognition and avoidance of the odors of parasitized conspecifics and predators: differential genomic correlates
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:1347-59. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Oxytocin and estrogen receptor alpha and beta knockout mice provide discriminably different odor cues in behavioral assays
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Genes Brain Behav 3:189-95. 2004

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. doi request reprint Male risk taking, female odors, and the role of estrogen receptors
    Martin Kavaliers
    Dept of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Physiol Behav 107:751-61. 2012
    ..The implications and relations of these findings with rodents to ERs and the regulation of human risk taking are briefly considered...
  2. doi request reprint Sociality, pathogen avoidance, and the neuropeptides oxytocin and arginine vasopressin
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, Social Science Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1
    Psychol Sci 22:1367-74. 2011
    ..The evidence reviewed here suggests that OT and AVP likely play parallel roles in modulating the recognition and avoidance of socially relevant pathogen threat in both humans and rodents...
  3. doi request reprint Estrogen receptors alpha and beta mediate different aspects of the facilitatory effects of female cues on male risk taking
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:634-42. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief exposure to female odors "emboldens" male mice by reducing predator-induced behavioral and hormonal responses
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada
    Horm Behav 40:497-509. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Antipredator responses and defensive behavior: ecological and ethological approaches for the neurosciences
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, N6A 5C2, London, Ont, Canada
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 25:577-86. 2001
    ..The utility of these approaches and their relevance to the design and interpretation of various neuroscience studies is addressed here...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impaired discrimination of and aversion to parasitized male odors by female oxytocin knockout mice
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Genes Brain Behav 2:220-30. 2003
    ..These findings indicate that a normal OT gene comprises an essential part of the central recognition mechanism whereby females can both reduce the transmission of parasites to themselves and select for parasite-free males...
  7. pmc Inadvertent social information and the avoidance of parasitized male mice: a role for oxytocin
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology and Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:4293-8. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that OT genes are necessary for the processing of inadvertent social information and likely the integration of both direct and indirect social information...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genes, odours and the recognition of parasitized individuals by rodents
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, Social Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2
    Trends Parasitol 21:423-9. 2005
    ..In this article, we provide a framework ("micronet") by which the genetic, hormonal and neural interactions associated with social behaviours and recognition and avoidance of parasitized individuals can be explored...
  9. ncbi request reprint Recognition and avoidance of the odors of parasitized conspecifics and predators: differential genomic correlates
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:1347-59. 2005
    ..These findings reveal some of the mechanisms associated with the olfactory mediated recognition of parasitized individuals and predators...
  10. ncbi request reprint Oxytocin and estrogen receptor alpha and beta knockout mice provide discriminably different odor cues in behavioral assays
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Genes Brain Behav 3:189-95. 2004
    ..Therefore, in behavioral assays one causal route by which gene inactivation alters the social behavior of knockout mice may be mediated through the partners'modified responses to their odors...
  11. ncbi request reprint Olfactory-mediated parasite recognition and avoidance: linking genes to behavior
    Martin Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, Social Science Center, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2
    Horm Behav 46:272-83. 2004
    ..These findings reveal some of the genes involved in the mediation of social recognition in the ecologically relevant context of parasite recognition and avoidance...
  12. doi request reprint Systemic treatment with the enteric bacterial fermentation product, propionic acid, produces both conditioned taste avoidance and conditioned place avoidance in rats
    Klaus Peter Ossenkopp
    The Kilee Patchell Evans Autism Research Group, Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 227:134-41. 2012
    ..During the extinction trials rats exhibited enhanced locomotor activity levels in the propionic acid associated chamber, likely due to the conditioned aversive nature of this chamber...
  13. doi request reprint Lipopolysaccharide inhibits the simultaneous establishment of LiCl-induced anticipatory nausea and intravascularly conditioned taste avoidance in the rat
    Caylen J Cloutier
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Behav Brain Res 232:278-86. 2012
    ..The results of the current study provide additional evidence for the deleterious effects of LPS on learning and memory in aversive conditioning...
  14. ncbi request reprint The rate of behavioral tolerance development to repeated lipopolysaccharide treatments depends upon the time of injection during the light-dark cycle: a multivariable examination of locomotor activity
    Andrew E Franklin
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 180:161-73. 2007
    ..The rate of tolerance development to LPS may be a critical factor to survival and the prevention of sepsis, as organisms are repeatedly exposed to pathogens across the life cycle...
  15. ncbi request reprint Neonatal immune system activation with lipopolysaccharide enhances behavioural sensitization to the dopamine agonist, quinpirole, in adult female but not male rats
    Christine M Tenk
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada N6A 5C2
    Brain Behav Immun 21:935-45. 2007
    ..These findings have important implications for the sexually dimorphic development of addictions to both natural and artificial rewards...
  16. doi request reprint Sexually dimorphic effects of neonatal immune system activation with lipopolysaccharide on the behavioural response to a homotypic adult immune challenge
    Christine M Tenk
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Int J Dev Neurosci 26:331-8. 2008
    ..These findings have potential clinical significance given that neonatal exposure to pathogens is a fairly common occurrence and Gram-negative bacteria are a common cause of neonatal bacterial infections...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparing immune activation (lipopolysaccharide) and toxin (lithium chloride)-induced gustatory conditioning: lipopolysaccharide produces conditioned taste avoidance but not aversion
    Shelley K Cross-Mellor
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Social Science Building, London, Ont, Canada N6A 5C2
    Behav Brain Res 148:11-9. 2004
    ..The present results demonstrate that LPS treatment produces conditioned avoidance but not aversion and suggest that LPS can selectively condition the appetitive aspects of feeding whereas the consummatory behaviors remain unaffected...
  18. doi request reprint Tamoxifen and raloxifene produce conditioned taste avoidance in female rats: a microstructural analysis of licking patterns
    Melissa A Fudge
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Life Sci 84:282-9. 2009
    ..This study determined if the selective estrogen receptor modulators tamoxifen and raloxifene, which effectively prevent and treat breast cancer, can induce a CTA and alter body weight in ovariectomized (OVX)-female rats...
  19. doi request reprint Steroidal/neuropeptide interactions in hypothalamus and amygdala related to social anxiety
    Elena Choleris
    Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Prog Brain Res 170:291-303. 2008
    ..In humans, such increased social anxiety might account for some features of autism...
  20. pmc Tamoxifen produces conditioned taste avoidance in male rats: an analysis of microstructural licking patterns and taste reactivity
    Melissa A Fudge
    Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Horm Behav 56:322-31. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint The effects of lipopolysaccharide and lithium chloride on the ingestion of a bitter-sweet taste: comparing intake and palatability
    Shelley K Cross-Mellor
    Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada N6A 5C2
    Brain Behav Immun 19:564-73. 2005
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Neonatal treatment with lipopolysaccharide differentially affects adult anxiety responses in the light-dark test and taste neophobia test in male and female rats
    Christine M Tenk
    Department of Psychology, Brescia University College, London, ON, Canada, N6G 1H2
    Int J Dev Neurosci 31:171-80. 2013
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Impairment of lithium chloride-induced conditioned gaping responses (anticipatory nausea) following immune system stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) occurs in both LPS tolerant and LPS non-tolerant rats
    Melissa Y T Chan
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Brain Behav Immun 27:123-32. 2013
    ..These results show that LPS interferes with learning/memory in the anticipatory nausea paradigm in rats that are both LPS tolerant and LPS non-tolerant...
  24. ncbi request reprint Estrogen receptor beta agonists in neurobehavioral investigations
    Elena Choleris
    University of Guelph, Department of Psychology, MacKinnon Building, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 9:760-73. 2008
    ..The development of highly selective, commercially available ERbeta-specific antagonists would greatly benefit preclinical and applied research...
  25. doi request reprint Neuroendocrinology of social information processing in rats and mice
    Elena Choleris
    Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    Front Neuroendocrinol 30:442-59. 2009
    ..Thus, androgens and estrogens control social information processing by regulating OT and AVP. This control is finely tuned for different forms of social information processing...
  26. ncbi request reprint Immune activation paired with intraoral sucrose conditions oral rejection
    Shelley K Cross-Mellor
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, Social Science Building, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2
    Neuroreport 15:2287-91. 2004
    ..Our results suggest activation of the immune system with LPS can condition consummatory aspects of ingestion when this conditioning involves intraoral fluid presentation...
  27. doi request reprint Inhibition of LiCl-induced conditioning of anticipatory nausea in rats following immune system stimulation: comparing the immunogens lipopolysaccharide, muramyl dipeptide, and polyinosinic: polycytidylic acid
    Caylen J Cloutier
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A5C2
    Physiol Behav 106:243-51. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Simultaneous conditioning of "gaping" responses and taste avoidance in rats injected with LiCl and saccharin: examining the role of context and taste cues in the rodent model of anticipatory nausea
    Caylen J Cloutier
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Neurosci Lett 502:76-9. 2011
    ..These results indicate that systemic administration (intraperitoneal) of a LiCl+Saccharin solution is effective in simultaneously conditioning toxin elicited nausea to both internal (taste) and external (context) cues...
  29. doi request reprint Lipopolysaccharide produces dose-dependent reductions of the acoustic startle response without impairing prepulse inhibition in male rats
    Andrew J Lockey
    Neuroscience Graduate Program and Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ont, Canada N6A 5C2
    Brain Behav Immun 23:101-7. 2009
    ..In combination, the results suggest that the range of sickness behaviors following LPS-administration to adult rats includes decreased non-voluntary motor activity as reflected by reduced startle magnitude...
  30. ncbi request reprint Quinpirole-induced behavioral sensitization is enhanced by prior scheduled exposure to sucrose: A multi-variable examination of locomotor activity
    Kelly A Foley
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, Psychology Department, Social Science Centre Room 7418, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada N6A 5C2
    Behav Brain Res 167:49-56. 2006
    ..This may aid in further understanding the neural basis of eating disorders...
  31. ncbi request reprint Allopregnanolone produces hyperphagia by reducing neophobia without altering food palatability
    Melissa A Fudge
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, Room 7418 Social Science Center, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 16:272-80. 2006
    ..Allopregnanolone-induced hyperphagia is not a result of altered sucrose palatability, but rather reflects a reduction in the neophobia elicited by a novel solution; an effect that further seems to be selective to safe, palatable foods...
  32. doi request reprint Estrogenic involvement in social learning, social recognition and pathogen avoidance
    Elena Choleris
    Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    Front Neuroendocrinol 33:140-59. 2012
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Interplay of oxytocin, vasopressin, and sex hormones in the regulation of social recognition
    Christopher S Gabor
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 126:97-109. 2012
    ..g., social bonds, social hierarchies) in a sex specific manner. This points at an important role for these neuroendocrine systems in the regulation of the sex differences that are evident in social behavior and of sociality as a whole...
  34. doi request reprint Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) blocks the acquisition of LiCl-induced gaping in a rodent model of anticipatory nausea
    Melissa Y T Chan
    Department of Psychology and Graduate Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada
    Neurosci Lett 450:301-5. 2009
    ..The present results suggest that activation of the immune system with LPS administration significantly impairs the acquisition of anticipatory nausea...
  35. ncbi request reprint Involvement of estrogen receptor alpha, beta and oxytocin in social discrimination: A detailed behavioral analysis with knockout female mice
    E Choleris
    Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Genes Brain Behav 5:528-39. 2006
    ..Therefore, the OT, ER-alpha, and ER-beta genes are necessary, to different degrees, for social discrimination and, thus, for the modulation of social behavior (e.g. aggression, affiliation)...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effects of acute corticosterone on lithium chloride-induced conditioned place aversion and locomotor activity in rats
    Christine M Tenk
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, Social Science Centre, University of Western Ontario, 1100 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2
    Life Sci 79:1069-80. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint The influence of photoperiod and sex on lipopolysaccharide-induced hypoactivity and behavioral tolerance development in meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
    Christopher G Engeland
    Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, N6A 5C2 London, Canada
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 28:970-91. 2003
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Acute corticosterone increases conditioned spontaneous orofacial behaviors but fails to influence dose related LiCl-induced conditioned "gaping" responses in a rodent model of anticipatory nausea
    Klaus Peter Ossenkopp
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2
    Eur J Pharmacol 660:358-62. 2011
    ..Thus, acute corticosterone did not alter the strength of conditioning of anticipatory nausea in rats...
  39. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of corticosterone on LiCl-induced rapid gustatory conditioning in rats: a microstructural analysis of licking patterns
    William D T Kent
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2
    Behav Brain Res 136:143-50. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that Cort facilitates conditioning, possibly by modulation of LiCl-induced visceral afferent and/or central feedback mechanisms...
  40. ncbi request reprint Lipopolysaccharide-induced hypoactivity and behavioral tolerance development are modulated by the light-dark cycle in male and female rats
    Andrew E Franklin
    Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 170:399-408. 2003
    ..Although the behavioral effects of systemic injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) have been extensively investigated, the modulation of these effects by natural environmental factors has received little attention...
  41. ncbi request reprint Influence of photoperiod and sex on locomotor behavior of meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) in an automated light-dark 'anxiety' test
    Klaus Peter Ossenkopp
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:869-79. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that meadow voles are an excellent animal model in which to examine the role of gonadal hormones, and their modulation of defence related neural systems, in the induction of anxiety...
  42. ncbi request reprint Dose response effects of lithium chloride on conditioned place aversions and locomotor activity in rats
    Christine M Tenk
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, Social Science Centre, University of Western Ontario, 1100 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Eur J Pharmacol 515:117-27. 2005
    ..These conditioned rearing response effects provide a valid measure of the conditioned avoidance response that provides evidence for dose-dependent LiCl-induced conditioned place aversions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Neurobiological effects of intraventricular propionic acid in rats: possible role of short chain fatty acids on the pathogenesis and characteristics of autism spectrum disorders
    Derrick F MacFabe
    The Kilee Patchell Evans Autism Research Group, Department of Psychology, Division of Developmental Disabilities, University of Western Ontario, Social Science Centre, London, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 176:149-69. 2007
    ..Thus, intraventricular administration of PPA in rats may provide a means to model some aspects of human ASD in rats...
  44. ncbi request reprint Activation of the immune system in rats with lipopolysaccharide reduces voluntary sucrose intake but not intraoral intake
    Shelley K Cross-Mellor
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Social Science Building, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 76:153-9. 2003
    ..The present results provide further evidence that activation of the immune system has adverse effects on the appetitive phase of ingestion, whereas the consummatory aspects are unaffected...
  45. doi request reprint Lipopolysaccharide reduces tactile startle response magnitude but not prepulse inhibition in rats: a dose-response examination
    Andrew J Lockey
    Neuroscience Graduate Program and Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 93:47-53. 2009
    ..They also show that sensory processing, as measured by PPI, is not impaired with sickness...
  46. ncbi request reprint Analgesic responses of male mice exposed to the odors of parasitized females: effects of male sexual experience and infection status
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 112:1001-11. 1998
    ..These results show that male mice can discriminate between the odors of parasitized and nonparasitized females and find the odors of parasitized estrous females aversive...
  47. ncbi request reprint Influence of a natural stressor (predator odor) on locomotor activity in the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus): modulation by sex, reproductive condition and gonadal hormones
    T Perrot-Sinal
    Neuroscience Programme, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 25:259-76. 2000
    ..These results show that this sexually dimorphic non-reproductive behavior is significantly influenced by reproductive condition and gonadal hormone levels...
  48. ncbi request reprint Corticosterone rapidly reduces male odor preferences in female mice
    M Kavaliers
    Neuroscience Program and the Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Neuroreport 12:2999-3002. 2001
    ..This indicates that corticosterone has rapid inhibitory effects on olfactory mediated female mate preferences and responses to male odor that in part involve interactions with NMDA and GABA receptor mechanisms...
  49. ncbi request reprint Learning to fear and cope with a natural stressor: individually and socially acquired corticosterone and avoidance responses to biting flies
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Horm Behav 43:99-107. 2003
    ..These individually and socially acquired conditioned fear responses are likely part of the mechanisms that allow animals to defend themselves from biting and blood-feeding arthropods...
  50. ncbi request reprint Sexually dimorphic aspects of spontaneous activity in meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus): effects of exposure to fox odor
    T S Perrot-Sinal
    Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario UWO, London, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 110:1126-32. 1996
    ..This study provides evidence for sex differences in both basal activity levels of meadow voles and activity following exposure to a predator odor...
  51. ncbi request reprint Learning from others to cope with biting flies: social learning of fear-induced conditioned analgesia and active avoidance
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 115:661-74. 2001
    ..Naive "observer" mice that witnessed other "demonstrator" mice being attacked by biting flies exhibited analgesia and self-burying 24 hr later to altered flies...
  52. doi request reprint Modeling the effects of low toxin levels in food on feeding: Dose-dependent reduction of fluid intake by low levels of lithium chloride
    Amber N Good
    Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2 Electronic address
    Toxicol Lett 221:191-6. 2013
    ..The present findings support the hypothesis that rats use a behavioral tolerance mechanism to regulate their intake of foods containing low levels of toxins. ..
  53. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the effects of muramyl dipeptide and lipopolysaccharide on locomotor activity and the development of behavioral tolerance in rats
    Christopher G Engeland
    Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 74:433-47. 2003
    ..These findings provide evidence for sex differences in the actions of MDP and LPS on various aspects of locomotor activity and in the development of behavioral tolerance to infection...
  54. ncbi request reprint Analgesic and behavioral effects of a 100 microT specific pulsed extremely low frequency magnetic field on control and morphine treated CF-1 mice
    Naomi M Shupak
    Bioelectromagnetics, Lawson Health Research Institute, Department of Nuclear Medicine, St Joseph s Health Care, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ont N6A 4V2, Canada
    Neurosci Lett 354:30-3. 2004
    ..Cnp+morphine offset the increased movement activity found with morphine alone. These results suggest that pulsed magnetic fields can induce analgesic behavior in mice without the side effects often associated with opiates like morphine...
  55. ncbi request reprint NMDA-mediated social learning of fear-induced conditioned analgesia to biting flies
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Neuroreport 12:663-7. 2001
    ..This supports NMDA involvement in the mediation of the social transmission and long-term (24h) retention of conditioned analgesia and fear...
  56. ncbi request reprint Plasma testosterone levels are related to various aspects of locomotor activity in wild-caught male meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
    T S Perrot-Sinal
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Physiol Behav 64:31-6. 1998
    ..These findings indicate that previous assessments of hormone-behavior relationships in laboratory-bred rodents are consistent with the relationship between hormones and behavior in wild rodents...
  57. ncbi request reprint Reduction of predator odor-induced anxiety in mice by the neurosteroid 3 alpha-hydroxy-4-pregnen-20-one (3 alpha HP)
    M Kavaliers
    Neuroscience Program, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Brain Res 645:325-9. 1994
    ..These results indicate that the allylic neurosteroid 3 alpha HP has anxiolytic actions involving interactions with the GABAA receptor...
  58. ncbi request reprint Male preference for the odors of estrous female mice is enhanced by the neurosteroid 3 alpha-hydroxy-4-pregnen-20-one (3 alpha HP)
    M Kavaliers
    Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Brain Res 646:140-4. 1994
    ..These results suggest that the neurosteroid 3 alpha HP has facilitatory effects on olfactory mediated male sexual interest or motivation that involve interactions with the GABAA receptor...
  59. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in performance in the Morris water maze and the effects of initial nonstationary hidden platform training
    T S Perrot-Sinal
    Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 110:1309-20. 1996
    ..These results suggest that performance on the water-maze task, including the expression of sex differences, can be altered by previous familiarization with nonspatial aspects of the task...
  60. ncbi request reprint Opioid and non-opioid NMDA-mediated predator-induced analgesia in mice and the effects of parasitic infection
    M Kavaliers
    Division of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Brain Res 766:11-8. 1997
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in N-methyl-D-aspartate involvement in kappa opioid and non-opioid predator-induced analgesia in mice
    M Kavaliers
    Division of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Brain Res 768:30-6. 1997
    ..These results show that there are sex differences in NMDA involvement in the expression and, or mediation of both non-opioid stress-induced and kappa opiate-mediated analgesia...
  62. pmc Parasitized female mice display reduced aversive responses to the odours of infected males
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1111-8. 1998
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  63. ncbi request reprint Functional genomics of social recognition
    E Choleris
    Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Neuroendocrinol 16:383-9. 2004
    ..This model forms the core around which increasingly complex genetic, hormonal and neural interactions associated with social behaviours and recognition can be organized...
  64. ncbi request reprint A detailed ethological analysis of the mouse open field test: effects of diazepam, chlordiazepoxide and an extremely low frequency pulsed magnetic field
    E Choleris
    Room 9222D, Department of Psychology, Social Science Center, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 25:235-60. 2001
    ..e. pulsed magnetic field) on anxiety-like behaviors, but also permits the examination of non-specific effects, in particular those on general activity...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effects of opiate agonists and antagonists on aggressive encounters and subsequent opioid-induced analgesia, activity and feeding responses in male mice
    G C Teskey
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 31:43-52. 1988
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Parasites and behaviour: an ethopharmacological perspective
    M Kavaliers
    Department of Psychology, Social Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Parasitol Today 16:464-8. 2000
    ..host defences, mate responses) and their neurobiological correlates. Martin Kavaliers, Douglas Colwell and Elena Choleris explain here how ethopharmacology can be used to address the mechanisms ..
  67. ncbi request reprint Spatial learning in deer mice: sex differences and the effects of endogenous opioids and 60 Hz magnetic fields
    M Kavaliers
    Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Comp Physiol A 179:715-24. 1996
    ..These findings indicate that brief exposure to 60 Hz magnetic fields can enhance water maze task acquisition by deer mice and suggest that these facilitatory effects on spatial performance involve alterations in opioid activity...
  68. ncbi request reprint Social learning in animals: sex differences and neurobiological analysis
    E Choleris
    Lawson Research Institute, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance, St Joseph s Health Center and University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 64:767-76. 1999
    ..It also describes the results of neurobiological investigations of social learning and considers the relevance of these findings to other sexually dimorphic cognitive processes...
  69. ncbi request reprint Relations of hippocampal volume and dentate gyrus width to gonadal hormone levels in male and female meadow voles
    L A Galea
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Brain Res 821:383-91. 1999
    ..These findings show that there is a complex relationship between hippocampal volume, dentate gyrus width and gonadal hormone levels in male and female meadow voles...
  70. ncbi request reprint Modifications of social conflict-induced analgesic and activity responses in male mice receiving chronic opioid agonist and antagonist treatments
    G C Teskey
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 38:485-93. 1991
    ..Levorphanol also induced a marked decrease in locomotor activity over days 3-7 postimplantation, with no evidence of the development of tolerance or withdrawal following termination of infusion.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  71. ncbi request reprint Locomotor activity changes following lipopolysaccharide treatment in mice: a multivariate assessment of behavioral tolerance
    C G Engeland
    Neuroscience Program, University of Western Ontario, N6A 5C2, London, Ontario, Canada. cgengela@ julian.uwo.ca
    Physiol Behav 72:481-91. 2001
    ..This latter finding indicates that environmental novelty mediates, at least partially, the locomotor-reducing effects of LPS in mice...
  72. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in spatial learning and prefrontal and parietal cortical dendritic morphology in the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus
    M Kavaliers
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Res 810:41-7. 1998
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  73. ncbi request reprint Influence of the estrous cycle on tolerance development to LPS-induced sickness behaviors in rats
    Christopher G Engeland
    Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S Paulina Street, M C 859, Room 458, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:510-25. 2006
    ..Thus, the stages of the estrous cycle both at the time of initial exposure and of re-exposure appear critical in the formation of behavioral tolerance to LPS in rats...
  74. ncbi request reprint Pain perception and electromagnetic fields
    Cristina Del Seppia
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Council of Research, Pisa, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:619-42. 2007
    ..We further consider some of the underlying cellular and biophysical mechanisms along with the clinical implications of these effects of various EMFs...
  75. doi request reprint Mechanisms underlying an ability to behave ethically
    Donald W Pfaff
    Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Am J Bioeth 8:10-9. 2008
    ..That balance results not only from genetic influences on temperament but also from environmental effects particularly during critical neonatal and pubertal periods...