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Huddling by rat pups: group behavioral mechanisms of temperature regulation and energy conservation.
  • J. Alberts
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of comparative and physiological…
  • 1 April 1978
Body heat loss was attenuated and oxygen consumption was reduced by huddling in litters of developing rats. Rat pups derive physiological benefits from huddling similar to those enjoyed by adultExpand
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  • Open Access
The biparental care system of the California mouse, Peromyscus californicus.
Most knowledge of parent-offspring relations in mammals is derived from studies of mother-infant interactions. Male parental care has been less well studied. We explored maternal and paternalExpand
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  • Open Access
Huddling by rat pups: ontogeny of individual and group behavior.
  • J. Alberts
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychobiology
  • 2007
A full account of behavioral development in rats must include the ontogeny of both individual and group behavior. Most of our accumulated knowledge, however, pertains to individual ontogenesis. GroupExpand
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Huddling by rat pups: multisensory control of contact behavior.
  • J. Alberts
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of comparative and physiological…
  • 1 April 1978
Huddling, or clumping behavior, begins in the litter situation and persists throughout the adult life of the rat (Rattus norvegicus). In pups, as in adults, the behavior provides a metabolicallyExpand
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  • Open Access
Producing and interpreting experimental olfactory deficits.
  • J. Alberts
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Physiology & behavior
  • 1 April 1974
Abstract Producing and measuring olfactory deficits is a significant problem in experimental studies of olfaction and behavior. On the basis of anatomical considerations a multicomponent olfactoryExpand
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Acute anosmia in the rat: a behavioral test of a peripherally-induced olfactory deficit.
Abstract Hooded rats trained to use olfactory cues to locate scented food pellets buried in an open field were unable to do so following bathing of the olfactory mucosa with a 5% zinc sulphateExpand
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Learning as adaptation of the infant
  • J. Alberts
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : ). Supplement
  • 1 June 1994
The present report advocates an adaptive, ecological approach to the study of learning in infants. Concepts of developmental niche and ontogenetic adaptation are applied to early mammalianExpand
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  • Open Access
Ultrasonic vocalizations by rat pups in the cold: an acoustic by-product of laryngeal braking?
Isolated rat pups respond to cold exposure physiologically by increasing metabolic heat production and behaviorally by emitting ultrasound. The relationship between these 2 responses was investigatedExpand
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Weaning in rats: II. Pup behavior patterns.
In this study, litters of rat pups and their mothers were continuously video-monitored from Day 14 to Day 35 postpartum in order to describe the behavioral changes that occur during that period.Expand
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