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Locomotion

Gillian Muir

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/9780195162851.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter provides an overview of the current knowledge on the mechanics and neural control of locomotion in the rat and outlines the methods available for measuring locomotor abilities in this ... More


Getting around in a Complex World

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

From a lizard's perspective, the world is a complex set of landscapes. Physical landscapes change relatively slowly, but changes can be great given enough time. Because lizards cannot regulate their ... More


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