Prof. Roger Dampney, Dr Jaimie Polson, A/Prof Ann Goodchild, Dr Kieron Rooney.
Lab head: Prof. Roger Dampney
Location: Cardiovascular Neuroscience Laboratory, Level 6, Anderson Stuart Bldg
How fear regulates blood pressure, breathing and temperature
Primary supervisor: Jaimie Polson
This will be a collaborative project in conjunction with Dr Jaimie Polson and A/Prof Ann Goodchild from the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University, where the project will be conducted. This project will be focused on the amygdala, which plays a critical role in mediating the fear response. Integral to this emotional response are changes in blood pressure. Curiously only blood pressure has been measured but other visceral functions associated with the fear response such as breathing and metabolism have not. The aim of the project is to describe comprehensively the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses evoked from the amygdala. An integrative physiological approach will be used that will incorporate surgical techniques, pharmacology and electrophysiology. No experience is required and all training is provided. Bring only lots of enthusiasm and the ability to work hard.
Discipline: Biomedical Sciences
Co-supervisors: Ann Goodchild
Keywords: Autonomic nervous system, Stress and Anxiety, Brain
Contact: Email Jaimie Polson