Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Kevin Bath, a psychology doctoral student at Cornell University and Northern Michigan University alumnus, will present a discussion of the sense-of-smell, or olfaction, responses in golden hamsters. The first psychology colloquium of the academic year is scheduled from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in Gries Hall room 166 at NMU.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  In “The Smell of Fear: Olfaction, Stress, and Learning in the Golden Hamster,” Bath will describe the various aspects of chemical communication in the hamsters, as well as the hamstersÂ’ anatomy of the olfactory and accessory olfactory pathway. He will also talk about data regarding changes in the physiological response of nerve cells in the context of aggressive interactions, and the changes in investigative behavior following multiple stressful encounters.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information call the NMU psychology department at 906-227-2935.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman