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- Lay, D. C., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Behavioural Brain Research 2013 v.253 pp. 290
- White Leghorn; aggression; chickens; chicks; fearfulness; genes; high performance liquid chromatography; hypothalamus; lactation; memory; models; mothers; neurodevelopment; norepinephrine; red light; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; serotonin; vocalization; white light
- ... Serotonin (5-HT) acts as a neurogenic compound in the developing brain; however serotonin altering drugs such as SSRIs are often prescribed to pregnant and lactating mothers. Early agonism of 5-HT receptors could alter the development of serotonergic circuitry, altering neurotransmission and behaviors mediated by 5-HT signaling, including memory, fear and aggression. This study was designed to inv ...