Yasushi Kiyokawa, Yoshihiro Wakabayashi, Yukari Takeuchi and Yuji Mori The neural pathway underlying social buffering of conditioned fear responses in male rats European Journal of Neuroscience 36
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08257.x
In social animals, the presence of an affiliative conspecific alleviates acute stress responses, and this is termed social buffering. However, the neural mechanisms underlying social buffering have not been elucidated.
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