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Social Learning

Bennett G. Galef, Jr.

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0034
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter begins with a brief review of the literature on social influences on food choices of Norway rats. It describes fieldwork strongly suggesting that interactions between adult free-living ... More


A Tale of Two Rats

Anita Guerrini

in Nature Remade: Engineering Life, Envisioning Worlds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226783260
eISBN:
9780226783574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226783574.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Rats have been the intimate companions of humans for millennia. Their commensal interactions have benefited either party, but rarely both. Rats are invasive species, urban pests, pets, and ... More


Ecology

S. Anthony Barnett

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

The “Norway rat” (Rattus norvegicus), known also as the “brown rat” is rivaled as a pest only by the house mouse (Mus domesticus vel musculus) and the “ship” or “black” rat (Rattus rattus). R. ... More


Infancy

Jeffrey R. Alberts

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0025
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter presents brief overviews of the growth of the Norway rat pup and differentiation of behavioral systems. There follows a kind of “ethogram” of early postnatal behavior in Rattus ... More


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