- Research Grants
Sandra Regina Mota Ortiz in research grants and scholarships supported by FAPESP.
Several studies in the literature describe the periaqueductal gray as an important neural site responsible for the expression of a number of motivated behaviors such as defensive, sexual and maternal behaviors. Work from our group showed from neurochemical lesions by NMDA that the rostrolateral portion of the periaqueductal gray plays a critical role in the motivation to chase prey duri...
The maternal behavior (CM) is important for all mammals, including humans (MATTSON et al., 2001; Numan & Stolzenberg, 2009). The dramatic transition in maternal response that occurs between mating and lactation is one of the most striking behavioral changes that occur in adult animals (Lonstein et al., 2003). The emergence and maintenance of CM are controlled by the interaction of envir...
The PAG is known to play an important role in a number of anti-predator related responses, such as the modulation of nociceptive sensory transmission, regulation of the cardiovascular system, vocalization, and organization of motor patterns in response to live predators. As originally noted by Hunsperger (1956), the PAG is a key site to organize defensive responses, where lesions result...
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