Bandage backfall: labyrinthine and non-labyrinthine components.

  title={Bandage backfall: labyrinthine and non-labyrinthine components.},
  author={Yun Chun Chen and Sergio M. Pellis and D. W. Sirkin and M. Potegal and Philip Teitelbaum},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={37 5},
A cataleptic animal clings in a vertical position, unmoving, for abnormally long periods by supporting some of its weight on its hindlegs, grasping with the forepaws, flexing its forelimbs, and holding the head horizontal. When the head is snugly wrapped with a bandage, the head slowly falls backward, the neck hyperextends, the forelimbs extend and the grasp is released, resulting in the animal falling backward to the ground. It was earlier suggested that in cataleptic animals, the bandage… CONTINUE READING

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