BRAIN and NERVE Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 71, Issue 5 (May 2019)

Stress-relieving Effect of Hot Spring Baths in Macaques Rafaela S. C. Takeshita 1 1Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Keyword: 体温調節 , ストレスの神経分泌学 , 寒冷ストレス , 霊長類 , thermoregulation , neuroendocrinology of stress , cold stress , non-human primates pp.517-524
Published Date 2019/5/1
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Hot spring baths during winter are beneficial as they lower stress levels. A group of Japanese macaques from Jigokudani Monkey Park is unique for their regular hot spring baths in winter. To understand short-term and long-term impacts of this unique behavior, a multivariate approach should account for their social organization, life history, and the neuroendocrine mechanisms involved in the stress response. This article reviews the behavioral and physiological strategies of non-human primates for thermoregulation, the effect of cold and stress on the body, particularly the brain, with a focus on the social dynamics and reproductive strategies of the Japanese macaques.

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