Behavioural demand functions of caged laboratory mice for additional space

@article{Sherwin1997BehaviouralDF,
  title={Behavioural demand functions of caged laboratory mice for additional space},
  author={C. Sherwin and Christine Janet Nicol},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={53},
  pages={67-74}
}
The importance of a commodity, as perceived by animals, can be determined by measuring the amount of work animals are prepared to perform to gain access to that commodity. In the present study, this method is extended to establish how animals perceive the importance of increasing amounts of one commodity, that is, additional space. The behavioural demand functions of caged laboratory mice, Mus musculus, for additional space ranging from 196 cm to 1600 cm on fixed-ratio schedules ranging from 5… CONTINUE READING

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