The marmoset as a model in behavioral neuroscience and psychiatric research

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Abstract

Psychological disorders and the brain mechanisms underlying them are a central focus in biomedical research. This chapter explores the rationale for marmosets as useful models for addressing these questions and discusses exemplars of behavioral protocols in five major “Domains” of psychological and behavioral functions, within the context of the NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework. The marmoset models reveal much about the regulatory processes that mediate and modulate normal behavioral functioning. Furthermore, research with marmosets highlights structural and functional systems that may underlie psychopathology and point to treatment modalities that may ameliorate these conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Common Marmoset in Captivity and Biomedical Research
PublisherElsevier
Pages477-491
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128118290
ISBN (Print)9780128118306
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Behavioral models
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Fear/anxiety
  • Learning and cognition
  • Social behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    French, J. A. (2018). The marmoset as a model in behavioral neuroscience and psychiatric research. In The Common Marmoset in Captivity and Biomedical Research (pp. 477-491). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811829-0.00026-1