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}. R. Ribeiro-Barbosa and N. Canteras and A. F. Cez{\'a}rio and R. Blanchard and D. Blanchard},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={1255-1263}
}
  • É. R. Ribeiro-Barbosa, N. Canteras, +2 authors D. Blanchard
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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