An alternative experimental procedure for studying predator-related defensive responses

@article{RibeiroBarbosa2005AnAE,
  title={An alternative experimental procedure for studying predator-related defensive responses},
  author={{\'E}rika Renata Ribeiro-Barbosa and Newton Sabino Canteras and Anne Fabelly Ramalho Cez{\'a}rio and Robert J. Blanchard and D. Caroline Blanchard},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={1255-1263}
}
In the present study, we introduce an experimental procedure to study, in rats, a wide range of natural defensive reactions. Animals were tested in an experimental apparatus that consisted of a home cage (25 x 25 x 25 cm) connected to another chamber (25 x 25 x 25 cm-the food compartment) by a hallway (12.5 cm wide and 100 cm long, with 25-cm high walls). During 10 days before the testing procedures, each animal was isolated in the home cage, and, at the beginning of the dark phase, allowed to… Expand
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