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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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The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Matthew R. Tinsley

Michael S. Fanselow

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents defensive behavior as a functional behavior system, describes the neural substrates of many of the various defensive behaviors described, and presents a model that integrates the behavioral and neural organizations of defensive behavior. The functional mapping of behavioral organization onto a network of brain structures has provided an invaluable and productive framework for generating testable hypotheses of the effects of experimental manipulations and may be beginning to inform studies of the substrates of clinical disorders related to dysfunction of defensive behavior in people.

Keywords:   laboratory rats, defensive behavior, functional behavioral system, neural substrates, experimental manipulations, clinical disorders

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