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Paper in Journal of Neuroscience

A paper by Iain McGregor, Garth Hargreaves and collaborators Glenn Hunt and Raimund Apfelbach has just been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The paper describes cat odour is processed by rats as a "pheromone-like" stimulus and how the drug midazolam operates on specific regions of the brain to decrease the anxiety response to this odour.

Neural Correlates of Cat Odor-Induced Anxiety in Rats: Region-Specific Effects of the Benzodiazepine Midazolam Iain S. McGregor, Garth A. Hargreaves, Raimund Apfelbach, and Glenn E. Hunt J. Neurosci. 2004;24 4134-4144