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Stress Hormones Receptors in the Amygdala Mediate the Effects of Stress on the Consolidation, but Not the Retrieval, of a Non Aversive Spatial Task

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The effects of stress on acquisition, consolidation and retrieval in habituated and non-habituated rats.

a. In habituated rats, the control group spent significantly more time exploring the new location compared with rats that were subjected to the stressor immediately after the sample phase (EP Consol) or immediately before the test phase (EP Ret). a, b: P<0.001: different from EP Consol and EP Ret groups. b. In non-habituated rats, all groups showed poor performance in the task.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029988.g003