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Electrophysiological investigation of interaction of prefrontal cortex areas in fear memory
Taiwan (FMS-Taiwan) - Tzu Chi University, Hualien
Institute of Physiological and Anatomical Medicine
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
In my laboratory, we just developed an animal model of colitis by psychological stress.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of this project is to identify the interaction of two prefrontal cortex areas, medial prefrontal cortex and medial orbitofrontal cortex in the basolateral nuclei of amygdala, which is crucial for the formation and extinction of fear memory.
What techniques and methods are used?
The used techniques include the basic animal surgery, electrophysiological recordings and histological staining technique.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student is expected to handle laboratory animals.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The student should be familiar with the basic zoology or biology but no previous laboratory skills are necessary. Do not be afraid to handle and sacrifice animals. Be nice to treat laboratory animals.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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