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Dopamine Regulation of Social Attachment

Title: Dopamine Regulation of Social Attachment.
Name(s): Aragona, Brandon James, author
Wang, Zuoxin, professor directing dissertation
Houpt, Thomas A., outside committee member
Stephan, Friedrich K., committee member
Meredith, Michael, committee member
Licht, Mark H., committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this Dissertation, I detail how dopamine within the nucleus accumbens regulates social attachment. I first describe our animal model for social attachment, the monogamous prairie vole, and our experimental methods. I then present two studies assessing the manner in which extracellular dopamine regulates pair bond formation and maintenance in the prairie vole. Next, I describe the intracellular regulation of this behavior. These studies are followed by a detailed comparison of dopamine neuroanatomy between the monogamous prairie vole and a closely related but non-monogamous species of vole. Finally, I provide a general discussion of these findings and related them to dopamine regulation of other behaviors.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0031 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: June 28, 2004.
Keywords: Monogamy, neuroscience, pair bonds
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Zuoxin Wang, Professor Directing Dissertation; Thomas A. Houpt, Outside Committee Member; Friedrich K. Stephan, Committee Member; Michael Meredith, Committee Member; Mark H. Licht, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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