The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Hardcover | August 31, 2004

EditorIan Q. Whishaw, Bryan Kolb

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More is known about the behavior, anatomy, and molecular biology of the laboratory rat than any other animal species. Although its natural history and psychological functions have been described previously in books, this is the first comprehensive description of its behavior. Both seasonedand beginning investigators will be amazed at the range and complexity of the species as described in the 43 chapters of this volume. The behavioral descriptions are closely tied to the laboratory methods from which they were derived, thus allowing investigators to correlate the behavior andmethods and exploit them in their own research. This book is aimed at investigators in neuroscience who may not be familiar with rat behavior, but who wish to incorporate behavioral studies into their own research. Nevertheless, seasoned investigators will also find the book to be a handyreference for behavioral paradigms with which they may not be familiar. It is expected that as the genetic and molecular understanding of the rat develops, there will be an increasing need for knowledge about rat behavior. This book will serve as an indispensable resource for neuroscientists,psychologists, pharmacologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, zoologists, and their students and trainees.

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More is known about the behavior, anatomy, and molecular biology of the laboratory rat than any other animal species. Although its natural history and psychological functions have been described previously in books, this is the first comprehensive description of its behavior. Both seasonedand beginning investigators will be amazed at...

Bryan Kolb is at University of Lethbridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 7.28 × 10 × 1.42 inPublished:August 31, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Natural History1. Andrew N. Iwaniuk: Evolution2. Anthony Barnett: Ecology3. Lauren Gerard Koch and Steven L. Britton: Strains4. Guy Mittleman: Individual DifferencesPart II. Sensory Systems5. Glen T. Prusky and Robert M. Douglas: Vision6. Linda Herner-Vazquez, Raymond Herner-Vazquez and John K. Chapin: Somatosensation7. Daniel Le Bars and Samuel W. Cadden: Pain8. Richard H. Dyck: Vibrissae9. Burton Slotnick, Heather Schellinck, and Richard Brown: Olfaction10. Alan C. Spector: TastePart III. Motor Systems11. Sergio M Pellis and Vivien C. Pellis: Posture12. Tim Schallert and Martin T. Woodlee: Orienting and Planning13. J. Wayne Aldridge: Grooming14. Gillian Muir: Locomotor and Exploratory Behavior15. Ian Q. Whishaw: Prehension16. Ilan Golani, Anna Dvorkan, Dina Lipkind and Neri Kafkafi: Exploration17. Michael C. Antle and Ralph E. Mistleberger: Circadian RhythmsPart IV. Regulatory Systems18. Peter G. Clifton: Eating19. Neil E. Rowland: Drinking20. Ian Q. Whishaw: Foraging21. Evelyn Satinoff: Thermoregulation22. J.M. Koolhaas, S.F. DeBoer, and B. Buwalda: Stress23. Immune SystemPart V. Development24. Scott R. Robinson and Michele R. Brumley: Prenatal Behavior25. Jeffrey Alberts: Infancy26. Russell W. Brown: Adolescence27. Stephanie L. Rees, Vedran Lovic, and Alison S. Fleming: Maternal Behavior28. Sergio M. Pellis and Vivien C. Pellis: Play and Fighting29. William J. Jenkins and Jill B. Becker: Sex30. Robbin L. Gibb: EnvironmentPart VI. Social Behavior31. D. Caroline Blanchard and Robert Blanchard: Antipredator Defense32. Klaus A. Miczek and Sietse F. de Boer: Aggressive, Defensive, and Submissive Behavior33. Dallas Treit and John J.P. Pinel: Defensive Burying34. Bennett G. Galef, Jr.: Social Learning35. Greta Sokoloff and Mark S. Blumberg: VocalizationPart VII. Cognition36. Dave G. Mumby: Object Recognition37. Etienne Save and Bruno Poucet: Piloting38. Douglas G. Wallas and Ian Q. Whishaw: Dead Reckoning39. M.R. Tinsley and M.S. Fanselow: Fear40. Robert J. Sutherland: Cognitive Processes41. Bernard W. Balleine: Incentive BehaviorPart VIII. Models and Tests42. Bryan Kolb: Neurological Models43. Henry Szechman and David Eilam: Psychiatric Models44. Gerlinde A. Metz, Bryan Kolb, and Ian Q. Whishaw: Neuropsychological Tests

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