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The Behavior of the Laboratory RatA Handbook with Tests$
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Ian Q. Whishaw and Bryan Kolb

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162851

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.001.0001

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Locomotor and Exploratory Behavior

Locomotor and Exploratory Behavior

(p.171) 16 Locomotor and Exploratory Behavior
The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Ilan Golani

Yoav Benjamini

Anna Dvorkin

Dina Lipkind

Neri Kafkafi

Oxford University Press

Rat exploratory behavior includes motor, locomotor, motivational, and cognitive aspects; it consists of a stimulating combination of stochastic and lawful elements. As technology improves, it becomes increasingly more accessible for data acquisition and analysis. This chapter reviews studies relating to the animal's trajectory in the environment and relating to interlimb coordination. Each section starts from the stage of automated data acquisition and then proceeds through the isolation of patterns of movement to global regularities.

Keywords:   laboratory rats, rat exploratory behavior, trajectory analysis, movement analysis, interlimb coordination

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